Guild Big Mouth Puppet Making Workshop

Last Saturday, guild members met at the SCERA to discuss some plans for our April puppetry festival. We started the meeting with a website overview and explanation by Jonathan Wilson. This section included some edits and design changes to our guild website,

Some of us in the guild have taken the challenge to include more and frequent updates so that you know what is happening puppet wise in Utah. If you have some news, an upcoming show, or a general update on something puppetry related, please send an email to
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Traditional Japanese Puppetry At BYU January 16-17

The Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe, based at the University of Missouri, will be performing at the Pardoe Theatre at Brigham Young University in Provo, on January 16th and 17th.

Bunraku is an amazing form of traditional Japanese Puppetry, more properly called ningyō jōruri.

Martin Holman, is the coordinator of the Japanese studies program at University of Missouri and the director of the troupe.  He studied Japanese at BYU, and is the first non-Japanese to ever be trained in and perform ningyō jōruri in Japan.

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