Alison Heimstead

Program Coordinator

Alison is AiC’s Program Coordinator! Interested in a birthday party, school residency, or special event? Interested in using our Minneapolis Studio for a party or event? Contact her at [email protected]. She is awesome and will help plan a one-of-a-kind cardboard event!

Alison directed many Barebones Puppet Extravaganzas and created the first show that it inspired it all: Sam Hain’s Flaming Pavement Show. She created and managed PuppetLab, mentoring numerous emerging puppeteers, and for many years she coordinated the Sun Flotilla cross for Minneapolis’ Mayday Celebration and was a key conceptual artist behind the parade!

Recently Alison was an artist in residence with the Bell Museum where she researched animal extinction in Minnesota and created a shadow puppet show on that topic. She carries an MFA in Puppetry Arts and Theatre Design from the California Institute of the Arts.

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