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Behind the Seams: Dave Goelz and Karen Prell In Conversation


Thu 19 Apr 2018, 6:30pm–7:45pm

Where: Park Road Post Production, 141 Park Rd, Miramar, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $40.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Rebecca McMillan

An industry-focused discussion that is part of The Jim Henson Retrospectacle line-up of Behind the Seams events.

Meet Dave Goelz, puppet designer and Emmy Award-winning principal Muppet performer of characters such as Gonzo, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Zoot, for over 40 years, and Karen Prell, puppeteer for such Henson favourites as Red from Fraggle Rock and the worm from Labyrinth, who first started working with Jim Henson in 1980.

Between them they worked closely with Jim across a huge range of creative projects, including Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas and Fraggle Rock.

The irrepressible Craig Shemin (Muppet historian and Jim Henson Legacy president), will moderate a lively discussion through which Dave and Karen will share behind the scenes stories when working with Jim and give insights into their impressive career trajectories since.

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