Joel Orr

 Joel Orr is the founding Artistic Director of Bobbindoctrin Puppet Theatre.  He has written and directed many puppet plays, including The Black Box, Corpus Struwwelpeter, Ivan the Fool, The Mauist, The Crime of the Assistant Master Butler, The Crucifer, Ant Sandwich and My Cold Dead Fingers.  As Bobbindoctrin artist, Orr has enjoyed many collaborations with Houston arts groups, including the Danse Macabre trilogy with Two Star Symphony; The Long Christmas Ride Home (by Paula Vogel) with Unhinged Productions; Rot (by John Harvey) with Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company; and The Danube (by Marie Irene Fornes) and The Noblest of Drugs (directed by Jason Nodler) with Infernal Bridegroom Productions.  Orr also serves as co-producer of Bobbindoctrin’s Annual Puppet Festival, a collection of short live and filmed puppet works from local and national puppeteers.  The eighth installment of the festival runs April 6-16 2012 at Midtown Arts Center, where Orr will debut his new short play Another Day in Hell.