Tarish Pipkins a.k.a. “Jeghetto” is a master puppeteer who has been building his puppets out of recycled and found materials for over 20 years. He’s worked with Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams, Alec Baldwin, Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness) and others in the entertainment industry. Jeghetto has received 2 grants from the Henson Foundation for his Hip Hopera titled 5P1N0K10 (Spinnokio) the “Android who wants to be a real B-Boy”. He also received a grant from Heather Henson’s Handmade Puppet Dreams to produce a short film of the same title. He is also a board member of the Jim Henson Foundation. Jeghetto performs his unique style of puppet theater in venues and festivals across the country. He also facilitates puppet workshops and residencies for all ages in person and online. You can learn all about him and his work at jeghetto.com.
Tarish will be holding tenure in the AIR space at 701 CCA throughout January and February - the residency will culminate in a puppet show featuring the new creations in March. Event dates and details will be posted soon.