Puppetry artist Sarah Frechette founded PUPPETKABOB, a puppet company that tours to schools, libraries, theaters, museums and festivals. Since graduating from the University of Connecticut's Puppetry Arts Program in 2001, Sarah has developed four original full-length productions “Under Night Sky”, “What The Moon Saw”, “She Thinks She's Queen Elizabeth But She's Dirty Gerts To Me”, and “The Snowflake Man”, for which she received the prestigious UNIMA-USA citation of excellence.
Sarah currently a Vermont Arts Council Teaching Artist. As an arts educator, she has conducted many elementary and middle school artist-in-residencies focusing on shadow puppetry and recycled-arts. As a guest artist for adult organizations, she has lead many Master Classes focused on more complex puppetry techniques.
From 2004-2011, she studied marionettes in Germany with Legendary Master Puppeteer Albrecht Roser, as part of a hand selected group known as "Meisterklasse". As a result of this mentorship has toured internationally with her hand-made marionettes across the U.S., Canada, Germany, France and China. Sarah's roser-style marionette “Wally”, as well as three figures from “What The Moon Saw”, were exhibited as part of “Puppets: World on a String” at the Shelburne Museum, VT.
For studio work, Sarah has a background in Live-Action puppetry and Stop-Motion animation creating for television and film. She had the opportunity to tour with the marionette rock-opera “Don't Trust Anyone Over Thirty” with Dan Graham, Tony Oursler and Phillip Huber, for which Sarah made the puppets costumes. She has also created costumes for stop-motion animation puppets earning credits in several commercials, LAIKA’s feature film “ParaNorman”, and Monkey Paw Productions “Wendell & Wild”.