Puppeteer Stacey Gordon, aka Staceyrebecca, started making puppets with her church youth group as a kid. It wasn’t until after college that Stacey saw an adult puppet slam performed by Preston Foerder at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater and she decided to pursue puppetry.
Adult puppet shows are meant to bring humor to topics that most would consider taboo. Stacey’s quick wit and edgy sense of humor were a perfect match for this unusual performance medium. She makes her own moving mouth puppets, which can take anywhere from twenty to forty hours each. However, Stacey makes finger puppets for instant gratification, mostly anthropomorphizing food that she like to eat. Stacey says shes going to keep making handmade puppets until her hands won’t allow her to anymore. Whether she’s performing adult slams or doing improvisational pieces at local schools, she will continue to perform with her creations.
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Watch the hella old school Etsy Newscast wherein Staceyrebecca’s “puppet correspondent” grills Etsy founder RevolvingDork.