Hey Puppet Peeps! how you been? sorry i still suck at updating my website, gonna try and get on top of that when i've got some time in the autumn. In the meanwhile, here's an interview with i did with Max Dorey for Exeunt Magazine, if you like cussin' and puppets, this ones for you!
...does anyone even read this thing?
Soon i Shall Be Replicated
Narnia's finally done, few! so onto other bits.
first up, i'm just starting the second week of R&D of my first show, Soon I Shall Be Replicated, which'll have it's own blog on the website, so look there for the deets. Also, the wonderful Toby Olié asked me to do another R&D at the NAtional,
RIP Ray Bradbury
"Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there." Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
check out a video of the workshop in the time out! fancy! though, only about 5% of the stuff in this video made it into the show. yes, you read right... don't worry, there's tons of other cool stuff we made!
Narnia rolls on...
had our first Narinia R&D last week, it was a doozy! Aslan is kind of big, kind of cool, and kind of terrifying when he gets his stalk on, also: super exciting arm/hand design for mr/mrs beaver, exciting! though i can't sleep....
can't put pictures up for a while, but can't wait to share.
NO TO INTERNET CENSORSHIP!
I know i only have a small website, maybe thirty people come here a day, and i'm well aware that no censorship laws are being passed in the Kingdom, but still, www.maxhumphries.com will go dark for a day to protest the coming censorship of the Internet, the greatest tool for freedom ever invented. a million tiny voices can be deafening.
oh yeah, also, i'm building ASLAN for Rupert Goold's Narnia, should be awesome, as i get to work with Mike Fentimen, Steve Tiplady and Tom Scutt too!
...though i'm panicking a bit.
NEW YEAR! NEW BLOG!
RIGHT! ok, so my new years resolution is to stop being so shit at doing my blog and start actually writing about what i'm doing. So, this week i'm:
1. Working on Little Bulbs Orpheus and Euridice
2. build Bruce Airhead a mechanical talking phallus
Max Humphries is a experimental puppeteer, theater maker and inventor with a penchant for victoriana and giant robots. This is his blog.