Harrison H. Haney is a professional puppeteer who just recently returned to his roots in New Jersey to lead the revival of the New Jersey State Teen Arts Festival. Harrison is a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from the internationally recognized Puppet Arts program at the University of Connecticut where he also earned his second BFA in Acting. Harrison has designed and crafted puppets that have made appearances in numerous stage productions such as The Puppetmaster of Łódź, Disney’s Lion King Jr., and Edgar (I Am Nothing). He has traveled across the United States touring with the Granpa Cratchet Puppet Company performing over 25 puppet characters in over 4,500 performances. Harrison has committed to his promise to pay forward the gifts his mentors gave him by sharing the art of puppetry with young artists and performers in hopes to inspire their lives as puppetry greatly did his.
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