Thursday, May 28, 2009

Arts News: Connor Hopkins and Trouble Puppet Company Honored

Posted by Rob Faubion at, May 29:

Trouble Puppet Theatre Company Founder Honored as Emerging Artist at National Conference

Connor Hopkins, Founding Artistic Director of Austin's Trouble Puppet Theater Company, has been invited to the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Puppetry Conference this summer as an Emerging Artist. Hopkins will workshop segments from his company's upcoming production of The Jungle, based on the book by Upton Sinclair.

Additionally, Trouble Puppet was recently awarded a seed grant from the Jim Henson Foundation in support of The Jungle. Trouble Puppet’s grant was the only one awarded to a company in the entire Southwest.
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Trouble Puppet’s production of The Jungle will premiere in Austin at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre in September 2009. For more information, visit

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