Amanda Maddock

Amanda is a puppet artist and puppeteer working in the television, film, and theater industries for almost two decades.  She is equally comfortable in front of the camera and on-stage as she is off-stage building, creating, or directing puppet projects. The variety of her work can be viewed at www.amandamaddock.com



Selected TV/Film Puppetry Credits
Crank Yankers, series regular puppeteer seasons 5 and 6, Comedy Central, 2019/2021.

Duff’s Happy Fun Bake Time, puppeteer, The Jim Henson Company/Discovery+, 2020. The Afterparty, Apple+, Lord Miller prod., puppeteer, 2021.
Big Mouth, live puppetry segment for season 5: The Shame Wizard and Rick the Hormone Monster, Netflix 2020.

Moschino Marionette Fashion Show, marionettist and puppeteer, Industrial for Milan Fashion week Spring 2021, Los Angeles 2020.
Red Bird Lane, HBO Pilot, hand puppet performer, 2020.
Last of The Chupacabras, short film, Disney Launchpad Shorts, Chupacabra rod puppeteer, 2021.

The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell, additional animatronic puppeteer and wrangler, The Jim Henson Company/Netflix, 2017.
Captain Underpants, live hand puppetry segment, Dreamworks Feature Animation, 2017.

The Muppets, additional muppet performer, Disney/ABC TV, 2015.

Rain, HCT Media. Short film, principal puppeteer, 2017.
It’s A Big Big World, PBS. Mitchell Kriegman director. Tabletop TV Puppetry, 2005, 2009.
The Book of Pooh, Disney, Seasons 1&2, Mitchell Kriegman director. Tabletop TV Puppetry, 2000-2001.
Jingle Bells, Brooklyn, NY. Amanda Maddock director. Music video shot on location w/TV puppets and prerecorded track, 2008.
Omar’s Mother, Puppet Heap, Paul Andrejco director. Principal performer; short film using hand puppets, 2006.
The Magic Tent, Delhi, India. Kathy Mullen director. Sophia Ali, Producer. TV Puppetry, 2006 and 2017 (Brooklyn, NY.)
No Strings International Disaster Films, Brooklyn, NY. No Strings Films. Kathy Mullen and other directors. TV puppetry: character puppeteer and wrangler, 2007, 2013, and 2014.
Lazy Town, Nickelodeon, Reykjavik, Iceland. Lati Baer TV. Magnus Scheving creator. TV Puppetry, voiced character of “Trixie” and assisted, 2004.
Bear in the Big Blue House, Disney Channel/Henson/Shadow Projects. Mitchell Kriegman, director. TV Puppetry, additional puppet performer, 2002.
Between the Lions, PBS. TV puppetry, additional puppet performer, 2002.
Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop. TV puppetry, additional puppet performer, 2007, 2008, and 2009.




Theater Puppetry

The Magic Flute, Pacific Symphony Orchestra with Robin Walsh, Costa Mesa, Ca. Direct-control puppets, 2018.
Do Elephants Dream of Eclectic Sheep? NYC and Sandglass Theater, Putney VT. Show creator and puppeteer directing an ensemble of five. Table-top, shadow and object puppets. 2008, 2011, and 2015.

A Christmas to Remember on CBS, NYC, The Jim Henson Company. A memorial performance of Jane Henson’s Nativity puppet show. Director of tabletop puppetry and performer, 2013.
Mrs. Wright’s Escape, The Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NY, Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy Conference, Bear Run, PA, and Sandglass Theater, Putney, VT. Show creator, designer, and performer. Tabletop puppetry, 2005, 2007, 2008.

The Cat Who Went to Heaven, The Culture Project, NYC. Will Pommeranz director. Tabletop puppetry performer. 2006-2008.
Flood, Company of Strangers at Hall Farm, Townsend Vermont. Finn Campman director. Puppetry performance residency, developed puppets at outdoor, site-specific performances. 2004, 2005, and 2006.

Maya the Bee, The Culture Project, NYC. Rod Puppetry, 2000-2006.
A Show of Hands, HERE Arts Center, NYC. Tim Lagasse, dir. Czech black puppetry, 2001. Thursday’s Child at the Henson International Puppetry Festival, Late Nite Cabaret, NYC. Tabletop puppetry, creator and puppeteer, 2000.


Live Animatronic Performance Experience
Walking With Dinosaurs, Global Creatures, International and US Tours. Lead Voodoo puppeteer and Head of Voodoo Department, 2008-2019.
How to Train Your Dragon Live, Dreamworks Live and Global Creatures, International tours. Lead Voodoo Puppeteer. 2012 Australia, NZ, and USA, and 2014 Beijing, China.
Sochi Winter Olympics, NBC, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Sochi, Russia. Creature Technology Company, Australia. Animatronic Voodoo Mascot performer, 2014.


Education and Training
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Theater Arts (concentration Directing, Costuming), minor Studio Arts, 1999.
University of Connecticut Puppet Arts Program, Storrs, CT. Undergraduate program, Spring semester, 1997.
Shakespeare Theatre Programme, BADA Arts, London, UK. Undergraduate program, Fall semester 1998.
Viewpoints, SITI Company, NYC. Suzuki and Viewpoints physical acting theater training, 2007. Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference, Waterford, CT. Puppetry participant, emerging artist, assistant director, and mentor. 1997, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2013.
MacDowell Arts Fellow, Peterborough, NH. Residency to develop new puppet work, Fall 2011.
Puppets in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. Stop-Motion Animation workshop participant 2013.
Sandglass Theatre Puppetry Institute, Putney, VT and Storrs, CT. Training in tabletop style puppetry, theory, and show composition. Summer 2002, 2003, and 2008.

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