With a solid interest in the Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Visual and Perfoming Arts, Eric Wright’s formal puppetry training began at Sarah Lawrence College under the instruction of Dan Hurlin, then continued at the University of Connecticut’s Puppet Arts Program under the instruction of Bart Roccoberton.
At the O’Neill National Puppetry conference, Eric was involved in programs led by Martin Robinson, Phillip Huber, and Preston Froeder; he also developed Food, an original piece, as part of the Emerging Artist Program there.
After graduating and moving to New York, Mr. Wright worked steadily as a puppet designer, builder, and performer. He has built puppets for Synapse Production’s Animal Farm: The Musical (with Ms. DeCola), Dan Hurlin’s Hiroshima Maiden, Leapfrog Production’s Amadeus, Theaterworks USA’s Seussical the Musical and The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, and Theater Couture’s Carrie (also with Ms. DeCola).
Mr. Wright’s Performance credits include: Yale Rep’s Compulsion, The Metropolitan Opera’s Madama Butterfly, Dan Hurlin’s Hiroshima Maiden and Disfarmer, Erin Orr’s Savage Nursury, Bedcase at the St. Ann’s “Labapalooza”, Don’t Trust Anyone Over 30 at Art Basel Miami, Lake Simons’ What’s Inside The Egg, and Alice in Wonderland, Erik Sanko’s The Fortune Teller, Paul Mesner’s 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do With A Puppet, Safety4Kids’ Public Television Show SeeMore’s Playhouse, Mabou Mines’ Peter and Wendy, and, under the direction of Basil Twist, La Bella Dormente and Petrushka.View Profile
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David Bizzaro is an Animator, Puppeteer, and Filmmaker who has worked with clients like The Flaming Lips and Steve Burns to create short films, toys, and music videos. Over the past three years David has been exploring puppetry in both stage and video. He has been sharpening his skills as a builder and performer with lessons from Puppet Kitchen Head Chef, Michael Schupbach. In 2015 he attended a program lead by Martin P. Robinson and Tim Lagasse at the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference. The program focused on puppetry for film and video.
David designed and built puppets for the musical ‘Cloned!’. Which was a New York Times Critics’ Pick (2014) and won Best of Fest at the New York Music Theater Festival (2014). David recently performed as Grungie and Nielson in the pilot episode of ‘Sox News’.
David continues to create puppet and animated pieces for various projects and for his YouTube channel ‘The Bizzaro Studio’.View Profile