There is a certain magic involved in bringing to life a new character on one of the most iconic children’s television shows. Sesame Street puppeteer, Carmen Osbahr, joins us this week as we talk about how she found her dream career as a puppeteer, and her role in creating–and performing–the lovable Rosita.
Carmen knows what it’s like to be the new kid on the block and how this can be even harder and scarier when everyone around you is speaking a different language. In her late teens, she discovered puppeteering through a Workshop facilitated by Sesame Street. She was hooked and couldn’t imagine doing anything else for the rest of her life.
Carmen takes us behind the scenes and below the frame to help us understand the physical and emotional aspects of how the puppets on Sesame Street actually come to life. She also shares her gratitude for an unexpected dream come true: working with families through Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the television show.
Episode Links and Resources:
Sesame Street: https://www.sesamestreet.org/
Plaza Sesamo: https://plazasesamo.com/?code=US
Sesame Workshop: https://www.sesameworkshop.org/
Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, https://www.hbo.com/movies/street-gang-how-we-got-to-sesame-street
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