Workshops / Teaching

Rooba giving a puppetry workshop

I believe that one of the final ingredients in any profession is when you can teach what you know. I have been lucky enough to be the main instructor for Sesame Street International where I travel to different countries, audition and train raw talent, and bring them up to Muppet-style performance level. With Sesame, you get the Muppet contract; with that, you get Muppet training. It has been one of the great joys of my career to see my students become brilliant puppeteers making a real difference in their own productions all around the world…and then going out and teaching others. Following is a list of the countries I have served: Mexico, Canada, Russia, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, France, Northern Ireland, Germany, China, Netherlands, Brazil, Arab Emirates, Afghanistan.

I have also been staff for the National Puppetry Conference at the O’Neill Theater Center since it’s beginning, and present keynote speeches and master classes at various festivals and Universities: Humboldt State University, Puppeteers of America, U of Maryland, UConn, Storrs, Stanford U, Puppet Power, Calgary, Temple U, Kent State, Rutgers.

Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
The Abu Dhabi Puppeteer workshop
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Training the French Puppeteers
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
French Training session
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Gaurav with Googly in India
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Canadian Master Class
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Netherlands Brush-up Session
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Sangya with Elmo in India
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Garima and Manish in India with Grouch puppet
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
India auditions
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Indonesian Crew with Orangutan puppet
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Original Bangladesh Sisimpur Team
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Sisimpur in production
Martin P. Robinson puppet workshop
Directing Pigeon Holed

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