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Obieyoyotrademark copyright 1977 John Higgins


     ... is a puppet troupe primarily involved in street theatre and television performances.  The troupe was organized in 1974 and has performed in Spanish and English.  Live performances usually involve the use of the "walking stage,"trademark a framework of aluminum tubes covered with fabric that allows the puppeteer to walk among the audience.

Creator / director / performer John Higgins thought he had "hung up the stage" in 2001 . . . but the puppets pulled him out of retirement in 2007. They continue to perform for special occasions every now and then.





Performances Fall 2010 supported by the Cyprus Fulbright Commission

27 November, 11:00 -- Fulbright Center, Nicosia
(UN buffer zone, next to Ledra Palace Hotel)

30 October, 10:30 -- Buyuk Han, Nicosia


image Brochure in English

[download the brochure]  [pdf, 644 KB]

flyer for show Flyer in Turkish, Greek, English

[download the flyer for 27 November show]  [pdf, 322 KB]



  Information from the Fall 2008
Fellowship/Residency at "Sidestreets" Nicosia, Cyprus




On This Site:

image Puppets: The Legend The mystical art of puppetry...

image History of  NIGHT VISION PUPPETS image  ( ... Geez, these guys 'been all over... )
      Plus archives and photo gallery

image Meet the Puppets! ..and the stage... Photos and introductions...

image Politics and Puppets. Story and photos of the NIGHT VISION PUPPETS image performance
      at the 50th anniversary party of the United Nations, Ledra Palace, Nicosia, Cyprus. October, 1995.

 image Below: The "Walking Stage"image in action, seen on NightVisionPuppets' channel on YouTube:


A short video clip of the puppets performing at a 2007 neighborhood block party in San Francisco. (2min 25 sec).

ethcing: walking puppeteer-Carl Lindstrom circa 1836

Night Vision Puppets Channel on YouTube

Night Vision Puppets Channel
on YouTube

etching by Carl Lindstrom circa 1836 Naples


creep and obieyoyo [tm]

Shock Theatre (1977-1980) Website

Shock Theatre Channel
on YouTube


John Higgins
San Francisco, California, USA
email: john [at] nightvisionpuppets [dot] org
  • Graphics: Joanne Hasman
  • Lettering: Soozee Palsa
  • Stage structure design: Michael Higgins
  • Thanks:
    • Pete Seeger (from Obie)
    • MJ Niles (from John & the troupe)
    • Florence Backus
  • All pages of this site copyright John Higgins 1997-2011
  • Puppet characters, names, images [tm] and copyright John Higgins 1974-2012
  update 6 April 2012  

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