Creating Characters: Behind the Scenes and On The Screen

November 10, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This virtual panel presentation features not one but three amazing talents who have all been a part of The Jim Henson Company since the 1970s. Moderated by Karen Falk, Archives Director for The Jim Henson Company, the panel will also feature:

  • Karen Prell: A celebrated performer who has worked with The Jim Henson Company for more than 40 years on numerous productions including the feature film Labyrinth. She is best known for her portrayal of Red Fraggle on the series Fraggle Rock.
  • Edward Christie: A multi-Emmy award winning puppet designer and builder since 1978 who headed the New York puppet workshop of The Jim Henson Company in the 1990s through 2004.  Ed has designed and/or built numerous memorable characters for a range of programs with a focus on Sesame Street and its various international versions.
  • Polly Smith: Starting with The Muppet Show more than 40 years ago, the Emmy-award winning costume designer Polly Smith has created remarkable wardrobes for dozens of Henson programs, films and photo shoots and continues to make elaborate costumes for Henson characters today.

There is no cost to attend this virtual presentation, but registration is required. Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link to access the program. *Please note: This event occurs at 6:30PM CST.