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’ll be featuring a new artist every week so you can get to know more about them and their pieces. Next, get to know Pam Sevens, who will be performing “Bunny Love.”

Pam Severns is an accidental vaudevillian and zero-time Academy Award-winning performer, taking her silent puppetry acts to comedy and variety festivals around the country. She was a producer on the PBS documentary "In Their Own Words" on the life and work of Jim Henson, and has performed on projects with IFC, MTV and Amazon. She was a guest performer on the 2018 Puppets for Puppetry benefit for the Center for Puppetry Arts in honor of Caroll Spinney. She resides in Los Angeles and in her spare time enjoys writing short autobiographies in the third person.

About "Bunny Love":

When an old-fashioned girl agrees to a date with a rude rabbit with an iPhone, trouble ensues. “Bunny Love,” a vaudevillian comedy act intended for adult audiences, has played at puppet slams, comedy shows, and festivals all over the country and was most recently performed at the Puppets for Puppetry benefit for the Center for Puppetry Arts at the Jim Henson Company lot in Hollywood. Thanks to Handmade Puppet Dreams and Heather Henson, “Bunny Love” will be adapted into a short film in 2018.


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.