Larry Engler is co-author of the book Making Puppets Come Alive (Dover Publications), which has won national awards from both The American Library Association and The Puppeteers of America.

Larry has presented workshops in puppetry for over fifty years for schools all over the country and also at The Kennedy Center, The Wang Center, New York University, Adelphi University, The O’Neill Center, Smithsonian Institution, NY City Board of Education, Hartford Performs,  and hundreds of other venues in almost every state, including Alaska.

Larry has presented his puppetry workshops internationally as well, working with children and teachers in India, Honduras, Singapore, Israel, The Caribbean and The United Kingdom. He is fluent in Spanish, and has done three tours for The U.S. Information Service.

Larry’s Poko Puppets have performed all over the world for the last 50 years.  Favorite venues include The Philadelphia Orchestra, The NY Metropolitan Opera,  The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and The Roundabout Theatre on Broadway in New York.

Television credits Include commercials and industrial films for The Sony Corporation, AT&T, Hershey Chocolate, Pepsi-Cola, Parke-Davis, Continental Baking, Johnson and Johnson, McGraw Hill, Northern Bathroom Tissue, Canon USA, H.B.O., MTV, The Prudential Insurance Company of America (award-winning series), and Proctor and Gamble.




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