Nick Lehane’s select puppetry credits include: Robin Frohardt’s The Pigeoning, The Islamic Solidarity Games Opening Ceremonies, Petrushka (Barbican Center/New York Philharmonic), El Retablo del Maeso Piedro (Bard SummerScape). Original work includes Chimpanzee (St. Ann’s Puppet Lab, PATCH Residency) and Heimweh, Fernweh (collaboration with Brian Brown, St. Ann’s Puppet Lab). BFA, Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Tell us a little bit about where you’re from! I grew up in Pittsburgh PA. It’s very hilly and has a unique dialect. It’s the home town of playwright August Wilson.
If I could jump into any book… it would be The Unbearable Lightness of Being.
My favorite children’s book is… a Wrinkle in Time because it’s the book that made me fall in love with reading.
Families should see The Little Red Fish… because it’s an adventure.
Three things most people would be surprised to learn about me are:
I’ve been inside a pyramid.
I met a pope.
I don’t eat animals. (I’ve been vegan for over a decade!)
Today’s book recommendation, Little Cloud and Lady Wind, is based on a fable by Aesop and tells the story of a cloud that learns all of the beauty she brings to Earth! Read the book and then download our free activity book to write a fable!