Talks, Virtual

Disney Marionette Magic with the Bob Baker Marionette Theater

$8 for members | $10 for non-members
Fri, Jun 11 | 5:30pm PT
Zoom Webinar

In collaboration with the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles, join Executive Director and Head Puppeteer Alex Evans and Director of Development and Community Partnerships Winona Bechtle for an exclusive presentation about legendary puppeteer Bob Baker. Learn about Baker’s extensive background in puppetry and animation, including a puppet show he performed as a teenager for the animators of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio (1940), his role as a Technical Consultant on Disney’s Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971), and his magical marionette window displays for the Emporium on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park and Magic Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort.

Following the presentation, join Missy Steele, Director of Operations at Bob Baker Marionette Theater, for a demonstration on how to make your own puppet at home.


Registration for this program will open to the public starting Friday, May 21 at noon.

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Q&A and Requirements

Questions can be submitted during the webinar through Zoom's Q&A function. Due to anticipated demand and limited Q&A time, not all submitted questions will be answered.

All participants must sign up by noon Pacific Time on the day prior to the event. Participants must have a Zoom account to attend the workshop. A link to the webinar and instructions for joining will be sent via email prior to the event.

About the Speakers

Alex Evans

Alex Evans serves as Executive Director and Head Puppeteer of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in the Highland Park community of Los Angeles. Evans is honored to pull the strings of family fun for the past decade. After discovering Bob Baker through a curious Google search for "Los Angeles Puppetry," he was enamored from his first visit. He spends his days at the Theater doing whatever Happy, the Birthday Dog tells him to do.

Winona Bechtle

Winona Bechtle serves as the Director of Development and Community Partnerships at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater. Bechtle works to fulfill their many fundraising needs and helps to connect and maintain relationships with organizations and businesses outside of the Theater’s physical space. She has been visiting the Bob Baker Marionette Theater since the age of 5 and has been an integral part in helping it flourish as a historic and sustainable nonprofit organization.

Missy Steele

Missy Steele serves as the Director of Operations at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and is a tireless advocate for all things puppetry. In her role, she ensures that the scene is always set for in-house performances and roadshows. You can find her running spotlight, booking field trips, and helping to cart their puppets all over town. She has been with the Bob Baker Marionette Theater since 2017.

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