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Mike Dickson

Mike Dickson


Artist Work

Puppet Buddies
Artscape performance
Mike Dickson
puppet friends

Artist Information

Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Performing Arts

Artist Statement

The Harvey and Sam Puppet Company has been performing for over thirty years.

Artist Bio

​For past thirty years I have been performing puppet shows in churches, festivals, schools, and other events. I stumbled into puppetry, because there were no job opennings in the area I majoredin while attending college. The first puppet shows I ever saw were on TV and I knew this was the career for me. My only problem was I did not know any puppeteers or anyone that knew a puppeteer. So I went to college and majored in Religion, which was the worst degree one could obtain. I graduted in 1982 from Anderson University (Anderson, Indiana) with the hope of working in a church and I could not find work any where. After two years of trying to find work in a church, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a puppeteer. I named the puppet company after the two main puppet characters which are Harvey and Sam. The Harvey and Sam Puppet Company launched out 1984 and I was convinced it would fail after two to five years. I was wrong about failing in puppetry and things have come such a long way since my early days in 1984. I forgot to mention my name is Mike Dickson and I am the puppeteer with the Harvey and Sam Puppet Company. I have been performing puppet shows throughout Baltimore, Washington DC, York Pa., and Harrisburg Pa. since 1984. I have performed at Artscape since 2013 and I performed at the first Light City. Visit my web site and learn more about what I can offer your organization. 

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