Roxanna Myhrum of the Puppet Showplace Theatre the came by the office and answered the question: What is Puppetry? It was a great conversation–hope you enjoy it here, or on iTunes![audio http://traffic.libsyn.com/stagesource/WhatIs_103_PuppetryFinal.mp3]
Roxanna “Roxie” Myhrum is the Artistic Director of Puppet Showplace Theatre (Brookline, MA) and a stage director of opera, theatre, and puppetry. In Boston, she has been a puppetry coach and director for numerous regional and university theatres including the Huntington Theatre Company, the Lyric Stage Company, Gloucester Stage, Company One, Underground Railway Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Boston College, and Suffolk University. She has been a collaborating director on three full-length puppet shows including Brad Shur’s The Magic Soup and Other Stories, a pick for the 2013 National Puppet Festival (r)Evolution. Myhrum was a part of the Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference’s resident company for over a decade and had the privilege to work with dozens of puppetry artists from across the country on the development of innovative puppetry performances. Myhrum is a native of Springfield, MA and an honors graduate of Harvard University.