Category Archives: Richard Hunt

New Essay in Puppetry International!

So proud of my new piece, “Doing Good Work: Visiting the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference” in the latest Puppetry International! The narrative nonfiction piece gives you a sneak peek at what’s happening now in puppetry, as well as how contemporary … Continue reading

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Interview #92: Mark Hamill

I’m so grateful to the nearly 100 of Hunt’s family, friends and colleagues who have shared their stories and helped me understand him and his life. Mark Hamill contributed some especially good stories. Just another reason to look forward to … Continue reading

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Are Bert and Ernie a gay couple?

The Bert and Ernie debate has resurfaced in light of the recent interview with former Sesame Street writer Mark Saltzman, in which he talks about writing the pair as a gay couple. If you recall, I’ve already written the definitive … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Hunt!

Thinking of Richard Hunt on what would have been his 67th birthday. Celebrating his life by working on his biography. Thank you, sir, for your work.

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Doing Good Work: Visiting the O’Neill Puppetry Conference

A bunch of puppeteers hanging out in the woods: That’s basically all I know about the annual Eugene O’Neill puppetry conference before I visit, but that’s enough for me, especially with Muppet performer Pam Arciero as its Artistic Director. I … Continue reading

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