Backstage Video: Puppeteers from King Kong Visit PS 49

Stage Directions • Theatre Buzz • June 5, 2019

After a class trip to see King Kong on Broadway, the students from PS 49 in NYC were inspired to create epic puppets of their very own. The King’s Company of puppeteers were invited to experience the student’s work firsthand. Here’s a video of them all interacting and learning more about puppetry:

King Kong‘s Creature Designer, Sonny Tilders, received a special Tony Award for Kong’s “extraordinary design, technical complexities, and sophisticated emotional capabilities.” Tilders is supported by a full range of puppeteers and technicians to bring the creature to life eight shows a week. 

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