March 20, 2020

Meet Granny!  She'd love to talk to you. Seriously, if you have a kid who wants to chat with a monster let me know and we can Skype or something. Anything I can do to bring some joy to kids who might be very frustrated right now - email me at johanner at gmail.com. (I...

March 15, 2020

Hey, me too! I will be posting some ideas for puppety things to do!  The first and easiest idea - challenge your kids to a Recycling Bin Puppet Countdown!  Get out some recyclables (make sure they are clean) and some basic construction stuff like glue, google eyes, and...

January 30, 2020

Cully Long, a Theatre professor at Weber State University, wrote a wonderful and helpful review of my book in the latest issue of YTJ (2019, Vol. 33, No. 2, 165-166).  I put a quote up on the front page but here's another one:

"Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education is...

January 18, 2020

 My course, "The Improvisational Mind" at CSUSB continues, Spring 2020! Click photo for more info.

November 24, 2019

Some pictures by Katya Vallianatos from our show at CSUSB, Saturday Nov 23 2019

November 16, 2019

Several mornings a week we've been loading up the pickup truck and traveling to San Bernardino city schools to share Charlotte's Web. It's a glamorous life.

October 4, 2019

Get your tickets at http://theatre.csusb.edu

September 29, 2019

Just a peek at the inside of the Goose and a spider's abdomen (it's a big spider). Now it's covered with foam to give it that goose shape. Tomorrow some fabric and hopefully attaching the head (it's still drying). Found/repurposed and non-toxic puppet stuff is my jam....

September 3, 2019

When I'm building puppets over the summer my dining room table becomes a work space. Hey, you can't beat the commute, and every day I am thankful that I was able to get central air installed. Zero budget = no problem!

August 14, 2019

Working on a series of math education videos by Dr. Susan Addington, starring CSUSB student actors and a CSUSB student crew! Super proud of them all. 

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