Recontextualizing puppets: Religion, sex, violence and more - from the director

Patrick Cleary, directing "Hand to God" at AFD November 15-24, offers insights into the cracked, funny, insightful play... I've been a puppeteer and a puppet maker for about 5-6 years. I've had a channel on YouTube where I and my partner Peter created and performed with puppets in short skits, When I first saw "Hand to God" on Broadway, I knew it was a play I wanted to direct at some point. There's a tradition of puppets being used in Southern Christian churches (any puppeteer who has any sort of online presence is used to getting requests to build puppets for church performances), and using that tradition to tell a story about the challenges that faith can be presen

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