By: Clement Shimizu
For: Janaki Ranpura
Music: Olli Johnson on the Baritone Uke
Puppeteers: Dwane Blake Love and Hannah Rivenburgh
This is a test of some of the mini siege warfare props made for Janaki Ranpura’s Jim Henson grant proposal. John Austin’s book Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction was used as starting point for the designs of the siege catapult and claymore mine. The trebuchet is a counterweight design specifically tuned to not launch far to allow it to work in the confines of a small puppet show.