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Who We Are

AchesonWalsh Studios is a kinetic creation studio providing design, fabrication, direction and performance services. We are visual storytellers. We tell our stories through interactive experiences, puppetry and kinetic sculptures.

Our clients include Amazon Studios, Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater, Long Wharf Theatre, Radio City Music Hall and the Yale School of Drama. In addition we work with some of the largest entertainment companies in the world and we respect the confidentiality wishes of these clients.

 
 
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Work

We produce high quality, hand-made puppets, masks, sets and specialty props. We work in all scales from miniature worlds to arena spectacles, and across all mediums including theatre, film, commercial and educational productions.

 
 

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When designing we aim to develop an aesthetic which integrates into the production design, while highlighting the hand-made, human-powered, analogue nature of our objects.
When fabricating we aim to prioritize ergonomic and comfort considerations thereby allowing for more confident and fluid manipulation by the performers.
When directing and performing we aim to ensure a visceral connection between the performer and the object, which creates an environment in which the audience willingly suspends disbelief and becomes fully immersed into the emotional aspects of the production.
 
 

Exploration
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Exploration

We're always working on new ways to innovate our techniques and expand our skillset. Check out some of the other projects we've been working on.

 
 

Team

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Collaboration

We make a point to collaborate with some of the most talented people in the industry. Working with everyone from traditional artists and craftspeople to designers and creative technologists, collaboration keeps our work fresh and dynamic.

 
 
Matt Acheson

Matt Acheson

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Matt is a puppet and theater artist living in Brooklyn. He has had the pleasure of working with many exceptional artists including Basil Twist, Dan Hurlin, Mabou Mines, Lee Breuer, Paula Vogel, Chris Green, Metropolitan Opera, The Swedish Marionette Cottage, MTV, Lake Simons and Nami Yamamoto. Matt designed, built, and directed the marionettes for Rinna Groff’s Compulsion, directed by Oscar Eustis. Matt was the Puppetry Director for Warhorse, during its run at Lincoln Center Theater and for the North American tour. Matt directs and curates the annual St.Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab with Krissy Smith.
Fergus Walsh

Fergus Walsh

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Fergus is a puppet and theater artist from Ireland. He has an MFA in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut and has won awards from the Henson Foundation and the Irish Arts Council. He has been an Artist in Residence at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. He was the props master and a puppeteer with Wakka Wakka Productions on the show Saga, winner of a 2013 Drama Desk award for Innovation and was the lead puppeteer on the world premiere of The Wind Up Bird Chronicle. Fergus is an Associate Professor of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut.
 
 
Christina Lafontaine

Christina Lafontaine

Nathaniel Edgar

Nathaniel Edgar

Kingston Lafontaine

Kingston Lafontaine

 
 
 
Jeanette Andruilli

Jeanette Andruilli

Jonathan Arthur Ashley 

Jonathan Arthur Ashley 

Liz Hara

Liz Hara

Aaron Haskell

Aaron Haskell

 
 
 
Joy Havens

Joy Havens

Leah Hofmann

Leah Hofmann

Paul Kloss

Paul Kloss

Spencer Lott

Spencer Lott

 
 
 
Curtiss Lee Mitchell

Curtiss Lee Mitchell

Sarah Nolen

Sarah Nolen

Joe Osheroff

Joe Osheroff

Alison Selover

Alison Selover

 
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505 Johnson Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11237