Jan 24 - Mar 12, 2017

The Adventures of Mighty Bug


Madalina Anton

Written and directed by Jon Ludwig



Jan 24 - Mar 12, 2017

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Sensory Friendly Performance

Performer Bios & Headshots


Ages 4+

Reduced-price Previews on Jan 24 & 25

Scorpiana is on the loose and threatening the insect citizens of Bugville! Is our hero Mighty Bug up for the challenge? Find out in this science-filled, comic-book-style adventure!

Puppetry Style: Shadow, Body, Black Light

Create-A-Puppet Workshop™: Lightning Bug Rod and String Puppet

Mainstage Theater


Sensory Friendly Performance

Sun, February 5, 2017

12-1pm: Museum exhibits 
1pm: Performance 
1:45-2:30pm: Create-A-Puppet Workshops

Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary, a quiet zone in the lobby, and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter, and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. This modified programming also extends to include our expanded Museum, where lighting will be adjusted and specialized educational activities (such as touch tables and guided storytelling) will be integrated.

Performer Bios & Headshots

Dolph Amick is an Atlanta actor, musician and composer. Recent scores for the Center for Puppetry Arts include Shake A Tale Feather with Mother Goose; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; and the upcoming Pete the Cat (Center for Puppetry Arts). He appeared recently in Pump Boys and Dinettes and Almost Heaven: John Denver's America for Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Upcoming Center appearances will include Mighty Bug and Pete the Cat. He is currently musically active as country-punk singer Pussy Akins, troubadour Wicked Pete Speakeasy of Three Quarter Ale, and dolly of electro-pop band burndollies. He wishes to offer his love to the hilarious, passionate, energizing cast of Rudolph, and very special thanks to his amazing stage manager, Jessica, and inspiring producer, Liz, for all of their graceful and genuine support. As ever, his undying love to his amazing wife, Kara, and his beautiful son, Valentine. Finally, he wishes all of you peace, love and harmony with your fellow humans this holiday season.

Stephanie Lloyd couldn’t be more excited to be returning to the Center For Puppetry Arts. She graduated from Elon University with a BFA in Music Theatre and a minor in Communications. Local credits include The Threepenny Opera (7 Stages), Paul Bunyan and the Tall Tales Medicine Show (The Center for Puppetry Arts), Courage (The Alliance Theater), The Rocky Horror Show (Actor’s Express), The Lawrenceville Ghost Tours (The Aurora Theater), and Anything Goes (The Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Stephanie has also performed regionally at venues including Hershey Park, Sea World San Antonio, The Lost Colony, and Seaside Music Theater. In addition to furthering her career in theatre and film, Stephanie is a self- taught painter whose work can be seen around Atlanta. She would like to thank Jon and everyone at the Center for this amazing opportunity!

Amy Sweeney (Head Puppeteer) is buggy about being in Mighty Bug again! Her past Center performances include Old MacDonald's Farm, Little Pirate Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast; Space!; Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Charlotte’s Web; Stan the Lovesick Snowman; Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat; The Adventures of Mighty Bug; Ruth and the Green Book; The Tortoise, the Hare, and other Aesop's Fables; The Adventures of Little Noodle; The Ugly Duckling; Cinderella Della Circus; and Dinosaurs. She has also puppeteered for Haverty Marionettes, The City of Orlando Puppetroupe, Am-Jam Productions, Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater, and Walt Disney World. Love to Mom and Dad! Love to her love bugs Tim and Elora!

Alex Towers is beyond happy to be making his Center of Puppetry Arts debut! He is an Atlanta based actor who has worked with various companies around town, most recently at The Essential Theatre and 7 Stages. He was a Suzi Bass nominee for The Wizard of Oz and Oklahoma! at Serenbe Playhouse. Alex would like to thank Jon and Kristin for the opportunity, as well as the cast and crew for not berating him as much as he deserved. Love to his family, Maddie, and George (not necessarily in that order). Enjoy the show!