BareBones Productions is pleased to announce the selection of Alison Heimstead and Maren Ward as the Artistic Co-Directors of the 20th Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza.
Alison Heimstead is the founder of the Halloween Extravaganza. Her 1994 senior thesis at the U of MN, “Sam Hain’s Flaming Pavement Puppet Show”, was the original Halloween spectacle performance that eventually became the Annual Halloween Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza. Alison is an artist, puppeteer, and puppet theater director. She is Performance Curator at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre in Minneapolis.
Maren Ward helped present “Hullaballoo” in 1996, what was the first “Halloween Extravaganza” under the banner of BareBones Productions. She has been involved as a performer or director in every Halloween Extravaganza since. Maren is a stage actor and theater director. She is a founder and Producing Director at Bedlam Theatre in Minneapolis/St. Paul.