My journey creating and producing puppetry... trials, tribulations, inspiration and contemplation.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank You Richard Hunt!

Sunday, July 18, I was excited to produce Jessica Max Stein and her presentation on Richard Hunt. More than the presentation itself, the whole experience reminded me of an episode of Fraggle Rock where someone comes in to your life and causes you to look at a part of yourself and leaves everyone positively affected for having met.

Max's two-hour presentation was filled with wonderful stories of that Muppeteer that we all love, Richard Hunt. Video clips included vintage Sesame Street, Muppet Show and Fraggle Rock. It was a joy to relive those moments with Max's insight into Richard's life and career.

It turned out Max and I are both queer, Jewish, Muppet fans who hail from Niskayuna, a town in upstate NY. Her experience and my own had some similarities and it was great to get to get to know a kindred spirit.

Max created this uber-cool Toronto Fraggle Geography Google Map inspired by her recent trip to Toronto. Check it out!