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Puppets, Shadows, and Shining Your Light: Conversation and Demo with Jean Marie Keevins | Episode 101

Jean Marie Keevins is a NYC-based, Emmy-nominated puppet supervisor, producer, writer, puppet artist, and owner of Little Shadow Productions. She is currently Puppet Supervisor for Apple TV+ and Sesame Workshop’s Helpsters, which was nominated for five Emmy Awards this year. This program will look at Keevins’ recent work on “Helpsters,” as well as her co-authored plays “Zwerge” with Deb Hertzberg (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”) and Spencer Lott (“Sesame Street”), and “Elephant in the Room” with Sahr Nguaja (“Fela,” “Moulin Rouge!”). Jean Marie will also teach us how to make a shadow puppet theatre out of a shoebox at home in order to tell your own stories in a “shadowbox diary.” As a vice president for Puppet Heap, Jean Marie coordinated puppet builds for “The Muppets” and “Muppets Most Wanted,” as well as a worldwide Diet Coke campaign with Jean Paul Gautier, and built puppets for “Avenue Q” and Disney on Ice’s “Finding Nemo.” Little Shadow has created puppets for Netflix’s special “Wyatt Cenac’s Brooklyn” and “Lonely Island,” among other projects.