Stacey Weingarten

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Rescue Rue


Stacey Weingartner & Rue

STACEY WEINGARTEN is an Emmy-winning artist who specializes in writing, directing, and producing musical and puppet works. She develops projects for both stage and screen, often with an agenda of social awareness and understanding through entertainment. Other kids and family works include: Monica’s Mixing Bowl, a digital series that helps families “make friends with food”; Runaway Rue, the second in the ‘Rescue Rue’ series; short films Cone of Shame (A Handmade Puppet Dreams Commission) and Beach Day (48 Hour Puppet Film Project - Award Winner). A former Dramatist Guild Fellow, her favorite projects not-quite-for-kiddos include 5th Republic (DG Fellowship), Madame (NYMF), spirits – the bar plays (Players Theatre NY; Skylight Theater LA), and LUDO’s Broken Bride (Ars Nova; The Cutting Room; NYMF). As a self-described 'puppet person', Stacey's consulted on projects including Blippi’s Treehouse (Amazon) and Reading Buddies (PBS), which includes directing for Reading Buddies’ Season 2 premiering later this year!. In her life as a puppet wrangler she’s worked everywhere from Sesame Street (Sesame Workshop) and Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix) to Crank Yankers (Comedy Central), and Avenue Q (Original Production). She’s also a trained puppeteer! Stacey teaches puppetry at Pace University, and serves as President of the Children’s Media Association LA. Please visit or follow her @sayetc.