|Saturday, August 10, 2013|
|A portrait of the artist as a puppeteer|
By Tony Gonzalez|
He’d already done the puppet show a dozen times to big crowds and
rave reviews, but Brian Hull paused a few moments before a recent
performance to tinker with one little detail.
The toy train — it had to roll onstage at exactly the right moment.
“It just didn’t feel right,” he said.
slight change — a difference of a couple seconds — would make for a
bigger surprise for the audience, Hull thought. So he made the change.
Whether anyone noticed, well, that’s hard to say.
getting those little things right is what Hull is all about. And it’s
why his job as the director of the Nashville Public Library’s renowned
puppet program, Wishing Chair Productions, is just about the perfect
place for him to be.
He’d been preparing for this moment in this
place for most of his life — without knowing it — by working in
animation, theater, songwriting, dance, sculpture and painting.
can sing, he can dance, he’s a great artist — a Renaissance man,” said
Barbi Bailey-Smith, a regular at the library’s puppet shows. “What I
love is, he’s still here. A lot of times, with people with talent like
that, they start here (and leave). But it’s like his home.”
Read the full story at Tennessean.com.
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