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Bill Holznagel

Guest Artist, Puppet Maker

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Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem  Oregon  97301


Bill Holznagel has built and performed with puppets for the past twenty years. His building credits include Perseus, Ride the Red Mare, and The Reluctant Dragon (Tears of Joy Theatre), Blue, Mysteries of the Heart, and The Wild Child for which he won a Drammy Award (Signal Light Theatre/Hand2Mouth Theatre), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Michael Curry Designs), Pinocchio (Olde World Puppet Theatre). He has toured extensively with Tears of Joy Theatre in Baba Yaga and Alice in Wonderland and Il Teatro Calamari in Waiting for a Train for which he won the Best Actors Award in Bulgaria. As artistic director of Signal Light Theatre he produced Hansel and Gretel and big.

He was puppet coach for the Northwest Academy Project Theatre’s production of Neverwhere.


Willamette University


M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.