Dick Myers Project - Seth Shaffer
In the 1950's, Dick Myers developed a unique type of rod puppet and began creating whimsically memorable productions. His first play, The Story of Dick Whitington, premiered at the 1966 National Festival of the Puppeteers of America and was the hit of the week. Three other productions and an experimental show followed before Dick retired from performing in 1983. After he died, his puppets, stage, and all the components of the shows were donated to the Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut. For his MFA project, Seth Shaffer restored the Myers' puppets and remounted two of the productions using the original sound tracks. This book details not only Dick's life, but Seth's adventures in the Dick Myers Project.