Tuesday, May 06, 2008

giant monkey

And now for something completely different.

My latest part time job is assistant teaching a circus class at a New Haven arts magnet high school. I had the pleasure of helping a dozen students design and build this amazing monkey puppet, which included rolling, detachable eyeballs.

Then we got to take it onto the streets of New Haven to harass passers-by. It was a thrill to see young people get excited about puppetry.

The monkey will make another appearance at the Edge Festival on Audubon Street on June 7th.

(I'm posting to fill in for Anna this week!)


Libby Koponen said...

Now THAT is a cool day job. Thanks for posting this! Very inspiring.

Meghan McCarthy said...

Love the monkey!