This award was generously supported by the Prudential Foundation. _
Writer, director, actor, and puppeteer Dan Hurlin has been creating original puppet theater since 1980, combining puppets with human actors in dance and drama. He received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 1979 and studied dance with Trisha Brown. Hurlin was also a production intern with the Wooster Group and a member of a theater workshop with Ruth Maleczech and others from Mabou Mines. He has received numerous awards and has taught at Princeton University, Bowdoin, and Barnard Colleges. He has been on faculty at Sarah Lawrence College since 1997.