Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:00pm to 6:30pm


Loeb Drama Center

joshua holdenPresented By Learning From Performers

Award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden will teach the fundamentals of puppetry in a master class from 4 to 6:30 pm. After the course, participants will have a basic understanding of how to breathe life into an inanimate object and how to handle a new puppet in an audition setting. Admission free and open to Harvard students only; RSVP by March 11 to pillowmanpuppets@gmail.com.

Want to learn even more about puppets? Joshua is also the puppet coach for "The Pillowman" on the Loeb Mainstage, and along with the Learning from Performers master class, "The Pillowman" puppetry rehearsals will be open to all Harvard students. If you're interested in observing, please contact director Lily Glimcher.

Joshua Holden is an award winning puppeteer who combines his dance training, musical skills, and love for classic vaudeville physical humor to create a style that is truly unique and radiates pure joy. Before creating his own show, "The Joshua Show," he was seen on the Broadway national tour of "Avenue Q," and was the Lead Puppeteer in "Peter Pan 360," the world's first production to use brand new 360-CGI technology from London-Based ThreeSixty Entertainment. In August 2013, Joshua was one of 24 puppeteers representing American puppetry at Puppet (r)Evolution: The Puppeteers of America's National Festival with "The Joshua Show," and was awarded "Best Performance" and voted "Audience Favorite." The Massachusetts native is an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and has a B.F.A. in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.