My good friend Jim Napolitano (who's work can be seen at Nappy's Puppets) and I invented a new form of puppetry back in 1992 called “Wayang Zerox” (inside puppet joke, sorry), based on Victorian Toy Theatre. It was a response to wanting to do a timely puppet show in the vein of “Spitting Image” The puppets can be built in minuets and cost virtually nothing.
We would carry around a shoebox full of puppets, two video cameras, a switcher, and a video projector, and perform “The Rag” at various bars, venues and puppet slams around NYC and beyond.
We eventually found that it was much easier to make films at home, rather than finding and schlepping to venues to perform it live, so we would publish one film a week on our website theragshow.com, which no longer exists. We stopped a few years ago because it was taking us away from paying jobs. Here’s some highlights.