Monday, November 28, 2011

Button Hinged Shrinky Dink Shadow Puppet

Two of my favorite things: Shrinky Dinks and buttons.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Travels: Pakistan

In November of 2000 I traveled to Lahore Pakistan with the Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre to perform in a festival of puppet theatre. It was an amazing trip to say the least. Having visited the newly re-opened Islamic galleries at the Metropolitan Museum yesterday and in light of what is happening in that part of the world, I'm reminded of a remarkable place and what a rare opportunity this was.

This poor creature must have been tired after hauling our several trunks of puppets and various scenery to the theatre for load-in.
In this picture: Stefano Zazzera and Roland Duprey.
Lunch and dinner -- some of the finest meals I've ever had -- were served in this giant tent generally followed by table top puppet performances, music and dancing.
Burmese Puppeteer with his cast of characters.
Favorite mode of transportation. I'm standing on top with Theresa Linnihan.
Old City mosque.
Blur of crowd in Old City market.
Gathering at the Pakistan border with India for the changing of the guard.
A group of school children.