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Students learn puppetry from an expert

Students who will perform the Broadway hit musical “Avenue Q” in February 2013 got a chance to learn puppetry from a world-renowned expert during December.

Emily DeCola is the co-founder, co-director, and co-owner of the renowned Puppet Kitchen in NYC with her partners Eric Wright and Michael Shupbach. She taught a course on puppetry through the theatre department and also held workshops with the cast of “Avenue Q.”

DeCola has received grants and awards from the Jim Henson Foundation and the O’Neill Center, and her work has been seen in various theatres throughout the country, opera houses, on cruise ships—and in tv and film collaborations with Nickelodeon, Jim Henson Productions, and Disney.  Her puppetry skills covers various styles, and she just received another grant from the Jim Henson Foundation for the development of her own solo production.