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Guests for December 13, 2020

Ep #35 GLOP - Glorious Ladies of Puppetry

Donna Kimball

A puppeteer for 25 years, Donna is the new Mokey in the reboot of The Jim Henson Company’s FRAGGLE ROCK (Apple TV). Other Henson credits include EARTH TO NED (Disney+), WORD PARTY (Netflix), SID THE SCIENCE KID (PBS), and the voice of Aughra in DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE (Netflix). Her work with Sid & Marty Krofft Productions includes MUTT & STUFF (Nick Jr.), SIGMUND AND THE SEA MONSTERS (Amazon), and she is the new voice of H.R. PUFNSTUF’s beloved character Freddie the Flute. She was a writer for WORD PARTY and the upcoming animated Henson series FRIENDZSPACE. 

Colleen Smith

Colleen is a Groundlings Sunday Co. & Second City Conservatory Alumna. She joined the cast of Brian Henson’s Puppet Up! as an improviser over ten years ago. As a human her credits include How I Met Your Mother, The Office and Selfie. As a puppeteer she played various characters in The Happytime Murders, Rose from The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell and Beti on Earth to Ned on Disney +. She’s currently in Vancouver working on a new show for Nickelodeon. 

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Alice Dinnean

Alice Dinnean began her puppetry career in high school at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland, CA. After graduating from Oberlin College, she went right back to puppets, starting at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. She has performed principal roles on Sesame Street and for various Jim Henson Company productions, including Turkey Hollow, Sid the Science Kid, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Alice has appeared in multiple Muppet productions including live performances at the Hollywood Bowl. Other favorite projects include Jack’s Big Music Show, The Country Bears, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Crank Yankers, The Happytime Murders, Team America: World Police, Splash & Bubbles and Word Party.

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