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Pam Arciero

Pam Arciero is the Artistic Director of the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and a principal puppeteer with Sesame Street and Between the Lions, performing numerous characters, most notably Grundgetta Grouch and Leona Lion, respectively. Pam has worked on many adult and children’s programs including Blue’s Clues Blue’s Room, Chappell’s ShowAllegra’s Window, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, TV FunhouseEureeka’s Castle, and The Great Space Coaster. She has performed in commercials and films, including Fuze, Zappos, Swiftcover Insurance (UK), Sundance Myths, Sundance Film Festival, Extreme Measures, Little Monsters, and Follow That Bird. As a stage director, Pam directed Elmo’s World Live, Oscar’s Big Game Show, Gotta Dance, Big Bird’s Beach Party, Count Down to Halloween, and A Sesame Christmas, for Sea World Orlando; Port Aventura, Spain; Beaches Resorts – Jamaica; Turks and Caicos; and Sesame Place; Open Sesame (Sesame Street) for Saudi Arabia, and Disney’s Wahoo Wagon at the El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles. She has directed the short film "Whiskey Neat," and Between the Lions and Oobi for television. Pam has taught for the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts, the University of Hawaii, California State University, Fresno, Sesame Street International, and the University of Connecticut. Pam is the secretary of the Board of Directors for the Henson Foundation. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Theater from the University of Hawaii and a Master’s Degree in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut.



Theatre or Television

2 September 2015

Pam Arciero, Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend Grundgetta Grouch, considers the differences between being a puppeteer on television and on stage.