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Hi!  Here are some details about myself:
My name is: Michael Hutton
I have a home page at: comingdawn.blogspot.com/   | Is this Link Broken?
My occupation (when I'm not doing puppets!) is: Pastor
My approximate age is: 35 - 45
I live in the state of: New South Wales
... in the country of: Australia
Here's some information about my church or puppetry organisation:
My organisation's name is: Tamworth Baptist Church
My organisation's website is at: tamworthbaptist.org.au/   | Is this Link Broken?
Some of My Puppetry Background
Q: Why do you write puppet scripts? What motivates you?
I write Puppet Scripts for fun and because I do a lot of stuff with kids.
Q: Tell us about your church or puppet organisation.
I work in a great church in a small city in rural Australia. Puppets break the ice when you are trying to take the message of Christmas or Easter to a group of cynical high school students. Puppets also help a presentation meet all ages in the audience.
Q: How did you get started in puppets and what attracted you to this area?
A friend asked me to help with a puppet show for her christmas lesson in religious education at the local public school. I couldn't see anything, but I could tell the kids loved it.
Q: Where does your inspiration come from to write puppet scripts?
There are definitely two streams of inspiriation for me: Necessity and Opportunity. Sometimes I sit down and plug out a script because I have to do a kids spot (etc) and really want to use puppets. Sometimes I stumble across an idea (mostly it's steal an idea) and then work and polish that idea into a script. It's great when the two streams come together.
Q: What advice would you give to someone just starting out in puppetry?
Keep a jornal/file/notebook of ideas and notes. Anything that strikes you or catches your fancy, copy it or write it down. These snippets often make the backbone of a great skit later.
Q: Who are your favourite puppet characters and what do you like about them?
My favourite puppet character hasn't been stitched together yet. He's still in my head. He is an alien who is smart, but dopey about the real world at the same time. He's mischevious and beligerant even scary, but able to learn and ultimately caring. He will have eye stalks that move and a nose that lights up.
My favourite existing character is Rudolph Kringle from Jeff Robson's Christmas, becaue he introduced me to the power of puppets to make kids laugh and listen.
Q: What are the most important qualities in great puppet scripts?
Biblical content - (in the context of Christian ministry) a puppet script must both agree with the Bible and help listeners to understand the Bible.
Humour if appropriate. Drama when appropriate
Q: What would you do if you were a puppet?
Same as now. Laugh at myself!
And here are some other scripts by me/us:
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21. I'd Rather Eat Flies Than Go To Sunday School by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.3 , Votes: 2

A script that advocates Sunday school as one thing that helps us to be a disciple (disciple = learner)
Keywords: Bible  Jesus  Priorities  Growth  Disciples  
22. Trust by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.2 , Votes: 3

While Junior learns to trust Tracey he reminds himself and us that we can all trust God, learning from the example of Abraham.
Keywords: Bible Stories  Faith  God  Promises  Trust  
23. The Airhead's New Clothes - Colossians 3 (5 Parts) by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.1 , Votes: 6

This script uses legally blonde/Mean girls type characters to show the change in a Christians life. Put off the old put on the new. Also available as a 4 puppet script. Go Girl!
Keywords: Born again  Character  Choice  Greed  Holy Spirit  Love  Patience  Priorities  Fruit Of The Spirit  Identity  Humility  Repentance  Beauty  Gossip  Politeness  
24. Signposts by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.0 , Votes: 2

Junior learns that he (and everyone) can help point others to Jesus, who is the only way to God. John 14:6,7
Keywords: Evangelism  Jesus  Sharing  Truth  
25. Believer's Baptism by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.0 , Votes: 7

Terrence learns about being clean on the inside despite his fear of water and tumble dryers
Keywords: Baptism  Faith  Jesus  Mercy  Obedience  Repentance  Sin  
26. The Four Graduates by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.0 , Votes: 2

This one's just for fun. Every year Bible College had a concert, we did this one year, I thought others might want to use it in a similar situation
Keywords: Fun  
27. Finding My Religion by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 7.0 , Votes: 3

A discussion starter. Written to start the discussion on why Christianity can claim to be the only true religion (it comes from God not man - unlike all other religions (except OT Judaism)
Keywords: Apologetics  Evangelism  Faith  God  
28. Love Builds Up by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 6.7 , Votes: 1

A fun skit using balloons to teach the priority of love over knowledge
Keywords: Pride  
29. God's Map - The Bible by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 6.7 , Votes: 1

A short script used as an intro to the Colin Buchanan song "God's Map - The Bible"
Keywords: Bible  
30. Little Tom's Big Adventure by Michael Hutton Profile available - View script

Rating: 6.5 , Votes: 2

Little Tom Cat learns the hard way that it makes sense to do what Mum says. (Eph 6:1-4 (1 Puppet Needed)
Keywords: Family  Obedience  Parents  
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