Puppet Design Consultation with Michael Schupbach, 90 Minutes, private

Type: Workshop

Need help getting your puppet design to the next level? A puppet build got you feeling stuck? Let Michael Schupbach's magical brain do some of the thinking for you. Together you'll work toward your goal of a beautiful, easily manipulated puppet that can achieve your goals and last for years to come.

WHAT:  This is a 90-minute, one-on-one puppetry design consultation with the one and only Michael Schupbach. Through the magic of the internet, you'll have 90 minutes for Michael to work through whatever aspects of your design that you're able to cover in 90 minutes.

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WHEN: We'll reach out to you and choose a date and time that works for everyone's schedule.

WHERE: Zoom! Which means ANYWHERE!

HOW: Just add this to your cart & make your purchase! After we receive your order, we'll reach out to you to work out a date and time. 

SKILLS REQUIRED: Communicating your goals for your project, sharing your screen on zoom.

 WHO: This session is designed for humans, ages 18+. 


  • Your concepts, mood boards, designs, patterns, prototypes, sketches, or any other materials that you'd like to show Michael.


Michael Schupbach has designed and built puppets for both children’s television programs and Tony Award-winning theatrical productions. He is a proud alumnus of Jim Henson’s Muppet Workshop and a co-founder of The Puppet Kitchen. He currently works as a puppet and animatronic designer for Animax designs.   

Mr. Schupbach constructed and/or performed puppets for stage productions of Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway, Avenue Q, The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, Imaginocean, and BRT’s The Little Prince at the New Victory Theater and subsequent national tour.  

His screen credits include The Oogiloves Big Balloon Adventure, The Disney Channel’s Emmy Nominated Johnny and the Sprites and Emmy Award-winning Bear in the Big Blue House, the Disneyland stage show Bear in the Big Blue House Live, Imagine Dragons Radioactive Music Video, The Godwin Groups Vacation Crustaceans Commercial Series, Hyperactive Content’s Fingerlings, IFC’s Greg the Bunny, PBS’ Sesame Street, Noggin’s interactive series Play with Me Sesame, and Universal Studios’ Sesame Street in 4-D. 

Michael has B.A. in Education with a concentration in Children’s Television from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a somewhat less serious degree from The Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey’s Clown College.

You do NOT need to be in the Phoenix area for this workshop, however you DO need a computer/device with a camera and microphone so your instructor can see and hear what you’re doing. You’ll also need a stable internet connection.