You have a front row seat!!!
AND HERE IT IS!!
The Prodigal Puppet Arrives! The Straggler!
The World Premiere First Ever Double Magnificent Intergalactic
Produced by New York’s Village Halloween Parade, the first annual online MOVIE event was hosted by Basil Twist’s famous Spider puppet, Zohra.
This Parade features the puppet work of 30 artists from the history of New York’s Village Halloween Parade.
Conceived during a time when other events were finding adaptations of their cancelled events due to Covid, this event is original, unique and stands on its own as an international (indeed, intergalactic: viz. aliens accepted) event of LARGE import, but miniature scale.
These small figures were made by Giants of the puppet world as well as doll makers and costumer designers.
Set against a background created by Broadway Set Designer and Painter, Richard Prouse these “avatars” are displayed against a moving “cranky” image of NYC. They walk past all of NYC’s iconic buildings from the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center to the Apollo Theater and the Cloisters.
With no NYPD route restrictions, this Halloween Parade takes ALL of NYC!
The Mini Parade features Grand Marshall, Pinocchio, along with live commentary by actor Donald Corren to a soundtrack of the On The Lam Band, the Original Halloween Parade band!
These creations are fantastically original and offer compelling viewing for 13 chock full minutes!!!
|Julie Atlas Muz||Alan the Alien|
|Jay Bell||Lord Pappillon|
|Kate Brehm||Mummy Mommy!|
|Machine Dazzle||COVID Nanobot|
|Andrew Diaz, Richard Prouse||Till We Meet Again|
|Andrew Diaz||Tribute to Broadway|
|Gary Gewant | Leela Puppet Theatre||Pinocchio|
|Joanna Hess||La Contessa de la Mare|
|Serra Hirsch||The Photing Booth|
|Cait Johnson||Baba Yaga|
|Processional Arts Workshop||Snake|
|Suzy Morris||Melania Antoinnette|
|Paul O’Connor, Susan Bissonnette||Fish|
|Sara Peattie | Puppeteers Cooperative||J. Jumpin’ Spider|
|Tarish Pipkins||Aunt Nancy|
|Richard Prouse||Mourning Mother|
|Kalan Sherrard||Triumphant Spirit of Decay|
|Lake Simmons||Weathervane Fool|
|Amy Trompetter||Black Lives Matter|
|Basil Twist||Jefferson Library Spider|
Puppeteers and Crew
|Jeanne Fleming||Concept and Co-Director, Artistic and Producing Director Village Halloween Parade|
|Martha Ross Tobias||Co-Director and Production Manager|
|Sky Gewant||Editor & Cinematographer|
|Richard W. Prouse||Set and Backdrop|
|Helene Silverman||Title Design|
|Douglas Baz Photography||Still photos|
|Matthew Fass||Social Media & Web Design|
See the puppets up close and in detail on Douglas Baz’s Flickr page.
See a video of our gorgeous backdrop designed by Richard Prouse with music by Photay
The Straggler Credits
Puppet by: Dr. Barnaby Ruhe
Backdrop by: Richard W. Prouse
Narrator: Donald Corren