What’s Homunculus?

Homunculus is home to neuroscientist Larry Ely and other, mostly non-professional puppetry bloggers. Larry will be reporting back on his entry into modern puppetry from the same place of naive intrigue that originally sparked Puppet. Check back often to follow his explorations of New York’s puppetry scene – its shows, studios, scholars, and artists.

Getting Warmed Up

Most Americans who haven’t seen Avenue Q or a big Julie Taymor show (think The Lion King) have probably never seen a puppet show of the grown-up, modern variety. These people may find the idea of watching a puppet show, if not alienating, at least a little alien. ‘Puppets?’ they inquire, scratching their watch-tan lines, [...]