Stacey Weingarten: Stacey Weingarten (Writer) is thrilled to partake in a little murder and mayhem for Puppet Playlist! Stacey’s a writer, puppeteer, director, and producer (EP: Chinese Mother Jewish Daughter LLC) who develops original projects that explore a wide variety of subjects, often with an agenda of social awareness through entertainment. Favorite projects include Ludo’s Broken Bride (Adaptation/Director), 5th Republic (Book), Madame (Book),Rescue Rue (Concept/ Book/Addt’l Lyrics), Monica’s Mixing Bowl (Producer/Writer), Spirits: The Bar Plays (Writer). Currently, she puppet wrangles for Sesame Street and teaches puppetry at Pace University. FCLC ’10. Dramatist Guild Fellow ’14-’15. Up Next? A workshop of Rescue Rue at The Muse Brooklyn on May 6th with proceeds to the Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue. For more, visit saweingarten.com
Corey Gegner is a professional cinematographer and burgeoning puppeteer. Last year Corey attended David Fino’s 8 week Puppet Conspiracy Workshop in hopes of getting more hands-on experience, and he did. Corey continues to create characters and perform in a recreational setting. He has been a fan of puppetry ever since he can remember. As the youngest son to an artist and an educator from the suburbs of New Jersey, Corey grew up watching the muppets and playing with the various marionettes strewn about his home. Professionally Corey is a Cinematographer and member of the Local 600 Camera Guild. His work has appeared on HBO Latino, Netflix and top film festivals around the world. Although he mostly works with human beings he recounts his most exciting days on set being those that involve puppets.
Ben Berlin is a writer/producer/editor who once stole the Muppets rock band name (Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem) for his high school jam band. Ben has Produced, Edited and done voice over work for MTV News, Hanes, 360i, Logo, The Dodo and more. benjberlin.com
Brad Einstein is a human being of little to zero renown. He writes comedically, having contributed to outlets such as Tru Tv’s Billy on the Street, the Onion, the Chicago Reader, and The Paper Machete. He also acts, having performed on Shameless, Chicago Fire, the Second City National Touring Company, and a very heartfelt advertisement for a Crohn’s Disease medication. He has won numerous webseries awards, if those count, including “Outstanding Actor” at the 2017 LA Webfest and “Best Comedy Ensemble,” Brooklyn Webfest 2017. He quite likes the middle of nowhere, and his most recent works reflects his attempts at getting you to like them too.
Robert Carnevale, originally from Providence, RI, started his filmmaking career at a very young age making films with friends throughout his childhood. After moving to New York City to attend the School of Visual Arts, he jumped in head first and started working on every project that came his way. His feature film credits include Sleepwalk with me 2012 (Camera Operator); TheUnidentified 2007 (Cinematographer); White Light 2007 (Cinematographer); PaperGirl 2007 (Cinematographer); 99 2005 (Cinematographer).