Apparently, puppeteering is getting woke.
As the zeitgeist of 2021 continues, big companies continue to pander to certain elements of society, particularly to anyone who is not a white male.
Everything seems to echo this sentiment – from Kevin Feige’s statement last week about why Doctor Strange didn’t show up in Wandavision, to the accusations of whitewashing in Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
To add to this continuing bandwagoning, the Jim Henson Company posted an audition call to Twitter this week for “top talent and new creative voices from diverse communities and backgrounds to train as puppeteers in the Jim Henson technique.”
Described by the company as an ‘inclusive workshop’, the program’s criteria states the Los Angeles company is currently looking to train “members of the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and women of all cultural backgrounds.”