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Jean Marie Keevins

Jean Marie Keevins is a puppet artist, writer, producer, and Associate Artistic Director of the National Puppetry Conference. Prior to her work as the VP of Business Development & Client Relations at Puppet Heap, she produced, built puppets, stage managed and puppeteered for productions at Carnegie Hall and Cherry Lane Theatre. A graduate of the UConn Puppet Arts program and a three-time recipient of Jim Henson Foundation grants, Jean Marie was the first puppet artist to perform at the prestigious Fusebox Festival in Austin, TX. Building credits include The MuppetsBaby EinsteinThe Daily Show, and Avenue Q to name a few. Jean Marie writes and produces original works under the umbrella of her company Little Shadow Productions, through which she has also had the pleasure of producing multi-award winning puppet artist James Godwin's Lunatic Cunning and The Flatiron Hex.  She is currently focused on the upcoming Elephant in the Room which she is co-creating with Tony-nominated artist Sahr Ngaujah (Fela!).

Puppetry, the Insular Art That Takes a Village
Essay

Puppetry, the Insular Art That Takes a Village

30 August 2015

Puppeteer Jean Marie Keevins reports on 2015 National Puppetry Conference and the Puppeteers of America National Puppetry Festival.

Puppetry from the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center.
When the Puppets Come to Town
Essay

When the Puppets Come to Town

3 June 2014

The O’Neill’s motto is “Risk, Fail, Risk Again” for goodness sake. Puppeteers at all levels, novice to advanced, are able to grow within themselves while focusing on strengthening their work. And, as word has spread about the magic of the O’Neill, the mystique of the O’Neill in puppetry circles has died down, and our family has grown. To this I say, "hell yeah".

Puppetry
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Puppetry

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