Puppetry is one of the oldest types of performance art in America. And puppeteers like Joshua Holden continue to expand the tradition. Join Joshua Holden in the HOP to learn why puppets are so loved in our society, how he became a puppeteer, and what is needed to be a great puppeteer.
Joshua Holden is an award-winning international puppeteer, actor, and joy-maker based in Brooklyn and was named one of “20 Theatre Workers You should Know” by American Theatre Magazine. Joshua performed on the Broadway national tour of Avenue Q, was the Lead Puppeteer in Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Entertainment), once worked with international street artist Banksy on his controversial piece Sirens of the Lambs, was the puppet wrangler for the off-broadway company of Avenue Q and currently freelances for The Jim Henson Company as one of the puppet wranglers on Sesame Street.
Part of the Chautauqua Summer Programs, this is free and open to the public. A free will donation is encouraged.