2018 National Puppet Slam: Meet the Artists
For one weekend only, experience the beauty, ingenuity, and hilarity of original short-form puppetry by talented artists from across the United States during the National Puppet Slam! These contemporary pieces for adult audiences have been nominated by their respective slams and curated for an evening of short works that aspire to be as varied as the vast national network of independently produced puppetry slams it celebrates.
We’re just a few weeks away from the 2018 National Puppet Slam, and we want to introduce you to a couple more artists. Today, meet Honey Goodenough, who will be performing “Sock Monkey Circus” this year (which is also her fourth Slam!). Read on to learn more about Honey and her piece.
Honey Goodenough is a puppeteer, educator, and party entertainer. She is very pleased to be returning to the Center for Puppetry Arts for her fourth National Puppet Slam appearance. Honey is currently based in Boston where she is the Resident Teaching Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater. She is a regular Puppet Showplace Slam performer, and tours original puppet shows as, Good Hearted Entertainment. Honey has performed marionettes across the country, including with PuppetWorks, The Puppet Company, the National Marionette Theatre, and the Frisch Marionettes. "Sock Monkey Circus" is her newest solo show, a full circus in miniature with monkeys, magic and more! After developing the original piece with mentor Phillip Huber, it debuted in China in 2017 with the International Clown Comedy Tour. Honey holds an MA in Educational Theater from New York University, and a BA in Theater Crafts and Technology from the University of Texas, Austin. Yes, that really is her name.
Synopsis: Go bananas for the Sock Monkey Circus! Good Hearted Entertainment is pleased to present Funny Honey and Mimi the Monkey on the flying trapeze!
The 2018 National Puppet Slam runs Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2018, at the Center for Puppetry Arts for ages 18+. Tickets include admission to the Worlds of Puppetry Museum. Beer and wine will be for sale at the bar. Tickets are available here.