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    • 03/02/2024
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    • 03/03/2024
    • Western Illinois University
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    Puppetry workshop-Creating Hand and Rod Puppets Schedule

    Saturday, March 2

    9 am - introductions and in-house puppets

    9:30 am - Using a current pattern and making it yours. AKA creating the character.

    10 am - Choosing fabric and how to cut fur and sewing the fabric together

    11:30 am - Cutting foam and creating the wire hand

    12:30 pm - Lunch - Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or the Student Union

    2 pm - Safety discussion on the use of barge and then gluing foam and the mouth plate together. Continue sewing and prepping the puppet if you still need to finish it.

    3:30 pm - Putting it all together! Trimming fur and attaching the arms

    5:30 pm  -Done for day

    Enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants!

    7:15 pm - Meet in Horrabin Lobby for tickets

    7:30 pm - Cyclone the Musical at WIU

    Sunday, March 3rd

    10 am - Creating the character with eyes, ears, and nose

    Noon - Lunch - On your own again or go as a group!

    1 pm - Finishing the puppet and learning how to operate

    3:30 pm - Finished for the day


Division Representative

Steven has an MFA in Scenic Design from Illinois State University and a BFA in Design/Technology from the University of Montevallo. He has worked for: Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, The Santa Fe Opera, University of Montevallo, Midland Community Theatre, Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, St. Gregory!s University, and Northern Arizona University. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Head of Design at Western Illinois University. 

Steven House 
Expires 2024

Rebel Mickelson is the Assistant Professor of Costume Design for the department of Theatre and Dance. She received her MFA in Theater with an emphasis in Costume Design from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She has worked for Youngstown State University, Cumberland County Playhouse, Little Theatre on the Square, Glimmerglass Opera, McCleod Summer Playhouse, and toured with the Moscow ballet, to name a few.

Rebel Mickelson
Expires 2025

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