Jean Maria Keevins

Jean Marie Keevins is a New York-based puppeteer, producer, writer and designer. As a vice president for Puppet Heap, she coordinated the puppet builds for The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa and other Muppet appearances and productions.

In addition to her work with the Muppets, Keevins has built puppets for Avenue Q, Disney on Ice's "Finding Nemo",The Daily Show, Terry Fator, Funny or Die, Johnny and the Sprites and various Broadway shows. She also served as a puppet wrangler for It's a Big, Big World.

Keevins holds a BA in "Theater Studies" with a concentration in the "Puppet Arts" from the University of Connecticut. She has been a participant in The National Puppetry Conference and is a three-time recipient of Jim Henson Foundation grants.

Keevins is the owner and operator of Little Shadow Productions which produced the 2015 film "The Adventures of Liverwurst Girl" (a film Keevins co-wrote with Liz Hara and was directed by Martin P. Robinson, featured puppeteers Liz Hara, Pam Arciero, James Goodwin and Melissa Creighton, featured music by Paul Rudolph, and puppet wrangling by Stacey Weingarten).

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