© 2015 Nick Knave

 Nick Knave 

Puppeteer, Writer, Lumpenprole

San Francisco, CA

E-mail: nick@nickknave.com

Tel: 415.595.3494

The Nutshell

I am a puppeteer who specializes in outré entertainment for families, teens and adults.  

 

I use primarily ephemeral materials to build and am heavily inspired by the grindhouse legacy of the 1940s - 1980s.  

 

I also drink a LOT of coffee.

Shows

Conference of Mayors - Production Design/Lead Puppeteer

City Hall;  2015; San Francisco; Basil Twist, Master Puppeteer

 

Penis Addiction - Design/Builder/Puppeteer

Variety Shows/Puppet Salons; 2014 - Present; San Francisco

 

Exploratorium Gala  - Puppeteer/Tech Design

Exploratorium;  2014; San Francisco; Basil Twist, Master Puppeteer

 

Scare Grove  - Puppeteer (Walkaround)

Stern Grove;  2014; San Francisco; SF Park and Rec

 

Private Event for Bill Fisher - Builder/ Lead Puppeteer

Fisher Ranch;  2013;  Basil Twist, Director

 
Cannibal Lovin' - Design/Builder/Puppeteer

Variety Shows/Puppet Salons; 2012 - Present; San Francisco

Giant Ants From Space - Design/Builder/Puppeteer

Variety Shows/Puppet Salons; 2010 - Present; San Francisco

 

Dunderbeck - Writer (Adapted)/Builder/Puppeteer/Narrator

Variety Shows/Puppet Salons; 2009 - Present; SF/Bay Area

 

The Rocky Horror Puppet Show -

Writer (Adapted)/Builder/Puppeteer/Voices

Mason Street Public House;  2009; San Francisco

 

Wolfie's Puppet Party - Writer/Builder/Puppeteer/Voices

Busking/Fairs/Public Events;  2008 - Present; SF/Bay Area

 

Suicidal Toaster - Co-Writer/Builder/Puppeteer/Voices

Busking/Private Events;  2006 - 7; Santa Cruz
 

Symphonie Fantastique - Puppeteer

ZEUM;  1999 - 2000; San Francisco; Basil Twist, Director

 

Curation

PuppetLand: Confidential - Adult Puppetry Salon

Mojo Theatre;  2015; San Francisco
 

PuppetLand: Confidential - Adult Puppetry Salon

Hypnodrome Theatre;  2013; San Francisco

 

Notable Contracted Design and Build

Cinderella - Production Design/Puppet Choreography

SF Ballet;  2012 - 13; San Francisco; Christoper Wheeldon, Director

Production Design/Shadow Puppet

Teen Theater Workshop;  2014; San Francisco; SF Park and Rec

 

Production Design/Prop Builder

Faux Queen Pageant;  2014; San Francisco; Roxanne Redmeat, Competitor
 

Shocktoberfest 2013 - Design/Prop and Scenic Build

Hypnodrome Theatre;  2013; San Francisco

 

Juanita More's Halloween Event - Design/Prop Build

Private Hotel;  2012; San Francisco

Guest Engagements

Guest Lecturer - Puppetry

Stanford University Puppetry Arts;  2014 - Present

 

Guest Lecturer - History of Horror

Creepshow Camp; 2013; San Francisco
 

Teacher - Puppetry

Creepshow Camp; 2013; San Francisco

2010 - present

2010 - present