Swazzle is a puppet company dedicated to the art of live puppetry. They present lighthearted puppet shows, that emphasize positive messages for young people. Their puppet shows are completely self contained, and they require only an electrical outlet and an audience to put on a show. Swazzle's custom made portable puppet stage measures seven feet across and four feet deep, and has it's own lighting system. They travel with a sound system, complete with amp, mixer, speakers, speaker stands and wireless microphones.
Each puppet show includes a special behind the scenes presentation. The front curtain of the puppet stage is pulled back so the audience can see what it looks like back stage, and how the puppets work. Because Swazzle puppet shows are never pre-recored, the puppeteers rehearse and memorize the lines just like a stage play. Live performances lend a spontaneity and freshness impossible with a pre-recorded puppet show, and it guarantees each performance is a unique theatrical experience.
Swazzle's team of talented puppeteers have years of live puppetry experience. They have trained professionally and performed puppet shows at venues nationally and internationally. Outside of Swazzle they have worked with leading puppet and entertainment companies including The Jim Henson Company, Baby Einstein, Leap Frog, and The Center for Puppetry Arts.
Each Swazzle puppet show is created in house. Their talented team of puppeteers write the shows, design and build the puppets, and design and paint the sets. Swazzle has many puppet shows in its repertoire, and new shows are added on a regular basis.
Swazzle is inspiring and educating the next generation of puppeteers around the world with it’s innovative web site Swazzle.com, puppeteer blogs, and the online web series The Swazzle Workshop. Swazzle also offers a line of unique products designed by their creative team, available through the Swazzle Store.
Swazzle Designers and Builders
- Albert's Ludican Peacocks
- B.A.R.K. the Robot Dog
- Bugsy Brown: Private Fly
- Halloween is for Making Friends
- Harry and the Tyrannosaurus Rex
- Hazel and the Dragon
- Jackal and Hedgehog
- Polly Polar Bear and the Prince of the Sea
- Prairie Dog Pete and the Magic Buffalo
- Rex and Boots Super Sleuths
- Ricky Raccoon and the Recycling Ray
- The Case of the Elephant Trunk
- Tiger and Mousedeer