Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Brad Shur- Puppeteer

Brad Shur is a versatile puppeteer who has created and performed characters made of everything from pixels to paper mache. Since 2009, he has been the Resident Artist at Puppet Showplace Theater, where he performs regularly for youth and family audiences and teaches puppetry classes to students of all ages. Brad also creates and performs original puppetry productions that Puppet Showplace presents on tour at schools, libraries, and cultural venues across the region.

 Prior to becoming the Artist in Residence at Puppet Showplace, Brad toured the country as a performer with Big Nazo (Rhode Island), Wood & Strings Theatre (Tennessee) and The PuppeTree (Vermont). As a builder, Brad has designed and fabricated puppets for American Idol, Dollywood, Underground Railway Theater, Avenue Q productions, and the U.S.S. Constitution Museum. He is a graduate of the Film and Animation program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

All of the puppets Brad uses in his performances come from his workshop, where he builds them by hand from wood, paper, plastic, foam and fabric.

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I Have Worked With

  • August 2015

    Performed "Tall Tales"

  • July 2015

    Performed "The Carrot Salesman"

  • July 2015

    Performed "Raccoon Tales" in 2015 and "Clown Circus" in 2014

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Brad
Job Title/Position: 
Resident Artist
Mailing Address: 
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA 02445
Physical Address: 
32 Station St.
Brookline, MA 02445
Last Name: 
Shur
Phone: 
617-731-6400

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Year Founded: 
2009
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Performance / Concert / Reading
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
100
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Puppeteers of America
Education: 
BFA Rhode Island School of Design
Awards: 
N/A

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
Needs vary by show. Please contact for full information.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$275
Fee Range Maximum: 
$650
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
2

I am a Teaching Artist

Subject Areas: 
Design
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Fee Range Minimum: 
$200
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000