Archive for the ‘Performing Arts’ category

These aren’t your typical Sesame Street puppets

August 26, 2008

Usually when folks think of WHYY and puppets, they think of some talkative little creatures with an inclination towards letters, numbers, near and far.

In a feature for WHYY’s Arts and Culture Desk, Alex Schmidt visited with some of the performers – both human and otherwise – who will taking part in the Philly Fringe. Apparently, puppet-using performers face a little bit of dilemma – to categorize themselves as puppet theater or just theater. Alex talks with folks on both sides of that choice and finds out what inspires them to be “puppet practitioners.”

In addition to recording the audio that went into the piece, Alex also shot some video so that you can get a sense of what these puppets look like. Meet Venus, Eve and… a… giant squid:


A Complete List of 2008 Barrymore Award Nominees

August 7, 2008

WHYY’s Alex Schmidt filed a story about last night’s announcement of the 2008 Barrymore Awards.  In the piece she references several of the theater companies which are in line for the most awards.  After the jump, you can see the complete list of nominees.

[Source: The Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia]