Eric Van Wyk: Cinderella Puppet Design

February 1, 2016

Eric Van Wyk received his M.F.A. in Scenic Design from the University of Maryland—College Park and his B.A. in Fine Arts from Dordt College. His credits at the Children’s Theatre Co. in Minneapolis include being scenic designer for Mercy Watson to the Rescue!, Babe, The Sheep-Pig, puppet and scenic designer for The Biggest Little House in the Forest, puppet designer for A Wrinkle in Time, Cinderella and puppet consultant for Bert & Ernie, Goodnight! Minneapolis credits also include Open Eye Figure Theatre’s Milly & Tillie as scenic designer, The Holiday Pageant as assistant scenic designer and the Guthrie Theater’s 39 Steps as assistant shadow puppet designer. Regional credits include the scenic design of Breath, Boom! at Studio Theater 2ndStage and the puppetry design of The Neverending Story at Imagination Stage. He is a recipient of a 2009 Jim Henson Foundation Seed Grant for his shadow puppet work O the Sky! and a Puppeteers of America grant for his puppet design of Aslan for The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe with Imagination Stage and The Washington Ballet. 

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