Mike Petersen

Episode 5: Tim Drodge interviews award-winning puppeteer Mike Petersen. Listen on Soundcloud or iTunes.

Air Date May 31st.

Mike Petersen’s career began on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock in 1984. Since then he has performed around the world with such companies as Mermaid TheatreNeptune TheatreTheatre Antigonish, Kaleidoscope Theatre, The Edinburgh Puppet Company, Poland’s Teatr Arlekin, and Theatre Beyond Words. Film and television credits include Fraggle RockLabyrinthEmily of New Moon, and the award-winning pre-school series The Mighty Jungle. Mike created and performed in As You Puppet at YPT, and played host “Papageno” in a series of classical music concerts for children called Music & Truffles. Mike recently completed 65 episodes of Toopy & Binco Vroom Vroom, airing now on Treehouse, and he is a proud member of the Dora Award winning ensemble performing Old Man and the River with Theatre Direct. As a teacher of puppetry Mike has worked alongside Graham Whitehead at Mermaid Theatre, Allen MacInnis at YPT, Lynda Hill at Theatre Direct, Eric Wolfe at Eldrich Theatre, Puppetmongers Toronto School of Puppetry and Seanna Kennedy, director of the first Canadian production of Avenue Q at the Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto. (Taken from Toronto School of Puppetry)

For a more extensive bio go to Muppet Wiki.

Inside the Artists Shanty is produced by Tim Drodge and Colin Frizzell.

Graphic Design and Image created by Jess A. Davis.

Intro and Outro music composed and performed by Colin Frizzell.