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How do I get a job as a Muppeteer?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by Fozzie Bear, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. I agree with the folks who suggest to start your own puppet troupe. I finally got my act together in 2010 and started to perform in public. Last year I perform my original puppet show all over Cincinnati with puppets I created, singing songs I wrote, in a stage that I built. No, it's not working for Henson/Disney.... it's better! It's MY imagination making children laugh and sing! There is nothing that can compare.
    Sure, I still have a day job to feed my family, health insurance, pay the mortgage, etc. But my puppets are getting me on television, radio, and paying my way to the 2013 National Puppetry Festival this summer!
    I am sure there are new puppeteers who have brilliant characters, jokes, songs, skits to tell. Let's see 'em! YOU are the next superstar puppeteer!
    Puppets ROCK! :)
     
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  2. misspiggy5260

    misspiggy5260 Well-Known Member

    Ok This is a little off topic but I have a teacher who needs to stop teaching and go work for the henson company because he has so many puppets in that dang classroom of his ITS JUST PLAIN WEIRD
    :)
     
  3. misspiggy5260

    misspiggy5260 Well-Known Member

    I wish I could come see it because I live just like 40 minutes from Cincinnati
    :)
     
  4. misspiggy5260

    misspiggy5260 Well-Known Member

    You only spelt contact wrong! You did good!
     
  5. Rugby

    Rugby Member

    I used to have this dream, but realized I'd have a better chance at becoming a professional baseball player. The current gang of muppeteers will have those jobs locked up for many years to come. A very very exclusive group.

    edit: I realized I just posted to a thread that I posted in almost 10 years ago. Wow, how time flies!!!
     
  6. SweetPiggy

    SweetPiggy Member



    Days go passing into years. :fanatic:

    Years go passing day by day. :boo: :sleep:
     
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  7. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    Can someone notify me whenever the Muppeteers have their next audition for puppeteers? I'd like to know. Thanks, in advance.
     
  8. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I have always considered The Jim Henson Company and Sesame Workshop to be the big leagues of puppetry! Heck, I'm willing to do what it takes to be apart of that! Most of the inspiration for my puppetry and My own characters came from the Works of Jim Henson! The Puppeteers who inspire me today include Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Steve Whitmire, and John Tartarglia!
     
  9. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    While I have not built any puppets, I still practice puppeteering at home either with my hand or one of my FAO Schwarz Muppet puppets. After about 2 or 3 years worth of practice, I consider myself to be better than I was before. In fact, I think I might even be able to have a shot right-handing in a Muppet production!
     
  10. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I can understand that! Every single day I would practice, whether it's lip-syncing every word or improving it's movement I always feel that I'm improving each time!
     
  11. fozzieisfunny

    fozzieisfunny Well-Known Member

    I lip-synch every single word I say, and I have improved so much!
     
  12. Sorry for the delayed reply. Thank you for your interest :) We are starting to book for 2015, and may be coming to your town! Give our Facebook page a LIKE for all Wump Mucket Puppets news: www.facebook.com/wumpmucketpuppets
     
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  13. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I live in Britain and I lot of the assistant puppeteers on mmw were from the UK and one of the best places to look is the jim Henson company as they do puppeteer adutions for there projects:sympathy:
     
  14. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    I would love to start my own Troupe
     
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  15. Banjo man

    Banjo man New Member

    I do the same too! I practice almost every day. I like to practice with a monitor like how the Muppets do it. I'm also improving on my puppet building(I recently started using Antron fleece,The official Muppet fleece).
     
  16. ChickyBoy37

    ChickyBoy37 Well-Known Member

    For me I would usually use Anti-Pill Fleece. and as far as Lip sync goes or if you're doing Live performances, I found this video to be really helpful.

     
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  17. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    I'm 15. My overall lifetime goal would be to do a Muppet project but my goal if I become a puppeteer is to get a puppet sitcom back to prime time British tv. I already have a list of puppeteers that I would want on the show including 18 year old puppeteer Max Fulham
    Henson company looking back on it now I wouldn't join unless I was doing puppet up as that is the only real Henson puppet work
     
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  18. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Meh, they have that Happytime Murders thing. If there is a potential sequel you could audition.
     
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  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Anti-pill fleece and polar/blizzard fleece are really the best things most people can use, mainly because they're not only widely available in various different shades and colors, but it's also reasonably priced.
     
  20. Banjo man

    Banjo man New Member

    Hey just wondering,Can you have a lisp and be a performer, Cause I sorta have a lisp. It's not like Sylvester the Cat's lisp where it is a little over exaggerated but Can I be a performer with one
     


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