Director Peter Jorgensen and I had a lovely interview with Andrea Warner from the Georgia Straight over our lunch break. We talked a lot about puppets, and the process we were going through in rehearsals to make the puppets more human both for our audiences, and also for the actors on stage playing traditional non-puppet roles. We also talked about puppet sex….
IT’S A SATURDAY afternoon on Granville Island, and outside the Arts Club, crowds of shoppers and tourists move in the usual waves of bustle and chaos. Nothing is out of the ordinary. But inside and up the stairs of the venerable theatre company, there’s graphic, hot puppet sex going on. The fur is flying, so to speak, and nobody can stop laughing. Puppets giving blow jobs? Yep, this is Avenue Q.