Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Brian Kooser (Seattle) received 2009 GAP Award funding for time and materials to create a new piece of puppet theatre. Bloody Henry will utilize Bunraku puppets on an elaborate castle set piece as its major storytelling device and will include projections, shadow puppets, and prerecorded projected film work to establish place and time. Giant puppets will form an iconic Catholic Church that is destroyed by Henry VIII’s desire for a divorce. Punch and Judy style hand puppets will be used to show other incidental scenes, and a minstrel or two will provide music with period instruments.

Brian received 2006 GAP Award funding to assist with development of UFO the Puppet Show, a musical puppet comedy featuring his work as a master puppet maker. 

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.