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Puppets Can Be Serious Too

Two premiere Connecticut puppeteers who got their degrees in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut , came to call on NYBERG to talk about an educational proponent of their work. Pam Arciero has worked on Sesame Street for the last 35 years and who has the role of Grundgetta, Oscar the Grouch’s girlfriend. Heather Asch has multiple Read more…

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Pam Arciero is “Grundgetta” On Sesame Street

Pam Arciero has played the Muppet character of Grundgetta, Oscar The Grouch’s girlfriend on Sesame Street for thirty-one years! This master puppeteer worked under the famed, Jim Henson for 8 years.  She earned her Master’s degree from the famed School of Puppetry at UCONN… and for the last 25 years has been the artistic director Read more…

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You’re Going To Love La Bafana and Friends, It Is “Mangia Magic”

Well what a fun interview this was, it included a puppet by the name of  La Bafana. La Bafana is part of an old Italian tradition in which an old woman delivers gifts to children throughout Italy on Epiphany Eve  like St Nicholas or Santa Claus. Kate West of Madison, Connecticut published a book about La Befana and is now developing  her story Read more…

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