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KC Voyage

Exploring Life and Business with Meghann Henry of Mesner Puppet Theater

JULY 6, 2021

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Over 34 years the company has evolved and changed with the times. We began primarily as a touring company but over time, we took on a mainstage season, a building, and education programs. During Covid-19, we reflected on what we do best and how we could have the greatest impact on young people in the city...

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Kansas City Star

What can help a child through a tough year? A very wise puppet

BY BETH LIPOFF SPECIAL TO THE STAR

APRIL 27, 2021 05:00 AM, 

UPDATED APRIL 29, 2021 02:22 PM

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American Theater Magazine

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Know a Theatre: Mesner Puppet Theater of Kansas City, Mo.

With original and adapted puppet shows for young audiences (and occasionally adults), Mesner makes theatre that is deeply felt.

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KSHB-News

Mesner Puppet Theater launches new digital videos for children struggling with emotions from COVID-19

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Kansas City Star

Kansas City’s Coterie, Mesner Puppets combine for ‘Tall Tale’ about a sea monster

BY DAN KELLY

APRIL 28, 2021 05:00 AM

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KC Studio

Adapt or Die...

by Brian McTavish      July 27, 2020​

How Mesner Puppets is Charting a Future in Changing Times

Meghann Henry, Mesner Puppets’ new producing artistic director, realized in mid-March that her pre-pandemic plans to retool the venerable puppet theater might not be enough to save it from the unanticipated peril of COVID-19.

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St. Joseph News

Performing Arts returns to live performances with puppet show

By Andrew Gaug News-Press NOW    MAR 25, 2021

It’s been more than a year since a St. Joseph Performing Arts Association show has been performed. That changes this weekend.

Working with the award-winning Kansas City-based Mesner Puppet Theater, the organization is looking forward to bringing back live entertainment with “The Cat Came Back.”