help us give you the best show possible
. . .
We are able to work in a minimum space of
about 10' x 8.' Steve does everything standing up and uses
all us puppets and props at waist height or above unless
appearing for a small group of young children where he will
sit to be closer to them.
He can work with an audience on NO MORE THAN THREE sides.
Also, please do not have him standing in FRONT OF A MIRROR
which can be distracting since the audience can watch his
hand in my back! Yuck!
If a GOOD SOUND SYSTEM is available, we only need ONE microphone
on an ADJUSTABLE stand, NOT attached to a podium. (Steve
always carries a mic stand and can use the podium mic if
it is DETACHABLE.)
We also carry our own sound. One is battery-powered
and can be set up anywhere. This is especially neat for outside
events. Don't need n-o-o-o-o plugs!
If your event is outside, try to place your audience so they
are not looking into the sun. (I don't like looking
in the sun either, but it goes with the gig!)
If there is a choice in "performance area" location in your
room or hall, it is better to place us in the middle of
a LONG wall rather than at the end (or short wall.) This
puts us closer to a larger percentage of your group.
LIGHTING is another thing to consider. Please place me in
an area well lighted! I've got cool features!
Optional: When CHILDREN are present, a space for them in
front is sometimes nice as we can always do something special
with and for them.
If PRE-ELEMENTARY children are present, please collar some parents
or other adults to help with "crowd control".