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Joel Is an Emmy winning puppet builder for the Jim Henson Company. 


After being taught puppetry at Disney by Jeff Conover, I began building puppets for fun and soon found myself being paid to create puppets for shows and other clients.  It is a huge passion of mine.  

I hope you enjoy.


Joel's puppet design for Fiddler on the Roof was also featured in the documentary, "The Making of Filder at FreeFall Theatre."  (at 10:15 in video below) All 3 episodes can be viewed on Youtube.

“Joel Gennari’s puppets…are delightfully conjured.” - The New York Times
“Joel Gennari’s (Puppet Creation and Puppetry Direction) impressively nuanced and caricatural puppet designs are almost freakishly spot-on re-imaginings of Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty’s most popular characters.” - NY Theatre Guide

That Golden Girls Show - a puppet parody  OFF BROADWAY

Private Clients

Fiddler on the Roof

Stuart Little


Little Shop of Horrors

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