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We are thrilled to announce our 2016 recipient of STK's Hot Time In the Old  Town summer puppetry residency. Congratulations Joshua Holden!

Joshua is using his residency at Standard ToyKraft to finish building and rehearsing the next episode of The Joshua Show. This brand new show will premier at the Puppets Up International Festival in Almonte, Canada August 5-7.        
Contagious is this episode’s word of the day, the idea upon which the show’s content hinges.  The lessons learned in the show teach that, like the common cold, joy and positivity are highly contagious.  

Joshua Holden
The Ambassador of Joy

Joshua Holden’s mission is to create entertainment that evokes the feeling of joy in audiences of children and adults.  The subject matter of his work teaches valuable lessons about celebrating our differences, finding joy in everyday life, and respecting our feelings and the feelings of others.  He uses live music, puppetry, physical comedy, and tap dancing to brighten people's day and to make this world a happier place to be.

Joshua Holden was named one of “20 Theatre workers You should Know” by American Theatre Magazine. He is an award-winning international puppeteer, actor, and joy-maker based in NYC. He was on the Broadway national tour of AVENUE Q, the Lead Puppeteer in Peter Pan 360 (ThreeSixty Entertainment), and garnered an Arts Impulse awardas well as an IRNE nomination for “Best Actor In a Musical” as Bill Snibson in Me & My Girl (Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston). He worked with international artist Banksy on his controversial piece Sirens of the Lambs. His one-man show, The Joshua Show, was awarded “Best Performance” and was voted “Audience Favorite” at the Puppeteers of America’s National Festival. The Joshua Show inspires audiences to be themselves and help make the world a better place through kindness and love. A proud Massachusetts native and an alumnus of the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, he earned a B.F.A. in Acting from The Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University.

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