Blind Summit Theatre is dedicated to creating incredible puppets that challenge the way audiences view puppetry as it belongs in live theater. Artistic Director Mark Down asks, “How far can we take puppetry? How deeply can an audience feel about a puppet? Can a puppet play a lead role? Can he play the lead in an opera? Can he play Hamlet? Can he play the Cat in Puss in Boots?” (Looks like it!)
Here’s Mark’s take on creating the Cat and the Ogre puppets for Puss:
Whoa! These puppets sound pretty exceptional – not to mention labor-intensive! But Blind Summit’s designer and puppet maker, the matchless Nick Barnes, is truly a master of his craft. Only a few days left before you can see them for yourselves! In the meantime, check out Blind Summit’s photos from their London and New York City workshops, their rehearsal photos or the puppets’ costume sketches on The New Victory Facebook page. See you at the theater!