"The real you is not a puppet, which life pushes around. The real deep down you is the whole universe."


Puppet Alan Watts is the first in a project called “Future Zen Puppetry” - Reviving cosmic thinkers with life changing ideas. Alan Watts and his friends are recreated as puppets and recite their most significant talks to festival audiences. The Puppets mime recordings of the original talks rather than reciting them in a comical voice, giving the performance an uncanny sense of weight. These slightly tongue in cheek puppets are exaggerated caricatures of their human counterparts but are created with the utmost love and respect. The aim is to spread the message of these characters than to simply poke fun at them.

“A guru or teacher who wants to get this across to somebody, because he knows it himself, and when you know it, you know, you want others to see it too. So what he does is, he gets you into being ridiculous, harder and more assiduously than usual. In other words, if you are in a contest with the universe he’s going to stir up that contest until it becomes ridiculous.” - Alan Watts

About Alan

Puppet Alan Watts is available for cabaret performance, at poetry events or as a walkabout. New for 2017 is Puppet Tim Leary, please contact for more details. We also have an 8 foot Puppet William Burroughs available for cut up technique workshops and talks on the infamous 'Wishing Machine.'


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