Puppetrantz

Founded in Connecticut in 1995, we are a multi-faceted puppet company, dedicated to excellence in theatre, art, and education. We:

  • Perform our own shows for schools, libraries, camps, arts centers and other venues
  • Offer puppetry workshops for students, teachers, and private individuals of all ages
  • Design, build, and perform puppets and puppet shows for client companies and individuals

Moe Gans-Pomerantz

An M.F.A. candidate at the unique and internationally acclaimed Puppet Arts Program at the University of Connecticut, Moe brings more than 20 years of performance and artistic experience, as well as a background in psychology and teaching, to the development of his productions and designs.

After several years performing on the human stage, Moe began his career in puppetry in 1989 as a lead performer for the Blue Sky Puppet Theatre in Maryland.There he worked over 2,000 shows in various venues, from libraries and schools to Washington D.C.'s National Theatre. Moe's work has been seen in numerous TV and film productions and on stages coast to coast.

Moe has extensive experience teaching workshops for children and adults. He was also a faculty member at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts where he taught puppetry and performance to high school students. Additionally, he has worked directly with teachers, training them to use dramatics and puppetry in the classroom.

Click here to see Moe's resume.

Laura Gans-Pomerantz

Laura holds a B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program, as well as an M.F.A. in Screen and Television Writing from the University of Southern California's widely respected School of Cinema-Television.

Before joining Moe to form Puppetrantz, she performed as a resident puppeteer at Atlanta's Center for Puppetry Arts. She has built puppets for the Center, the New York Shakespeare Festival, and the Shadow Box Theatre in New York.

Laura has also been invited to and participated in both the Warner Brothers Comedy Writers' Workshop and the Writers Guild of America's Writer's Training Program.