Part 1 in a new series on the Los Angeles puppet community, meet Molly Fite and Jared Ramirez! Two friends and collaborators who met while receiving their puppet training at Jim Henson Studios and soon after created the monthly show, When Puppets Are Your Only Friends. They are both also employed as puppeteers at the legendary Bob Baker Marionette Theater. We discuss the details of their training, the magic of entertaining kids, and all the reasons why hating clowns is lame. Featured Reading: from Berlin Cabaret by Peter Jelavich | Featured Song: Debris of Love by Julia Haltigan.

When Puppets Are Your Only Friends on Facebook.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater website.

Julia Haltigan’s website.