is a Southern California-based company that performs throughout the
nation and around the world with a repertoire of original state-of-the
art productions. Each show is comprised of unique puppet characters
and staging and may include various puppetry styles - marionettes, rod
puppets, life-size Bunraku-style puppets, hand puppets or shadow puppets.
Innovative performance techniques as in Eastern Europes "Black
Theater" enhance creative rod puppet performances. Unique control
mechanisms allow refined manipulation of marionettes.
Over 1800 performances are presented annually in venues ranging from
large theater venues to private events. Educators and students from
hundreds of schools each year give enthusiastic reviews as they enjoy
and learn from the Gamble programs. Art and music festivals spotlight
JGPP shows as an enjoyable experience for family audiences.
Since all productions require a high degree of performance skills, each
JGPP puppeteer maintains proficiency by performing multiple productions
in an active schedule of shows. Constant rehearsal and performance insure
the high quality required by the company and presenters of the work.
Nationally known artists consult on scripts and set design while office
staff oversees sales, marketing, publicity and maintenance of puppets.
JGPP has been touring for more than 25 years and is known for reasonable
analysis of travel costs. Productions are designed for fast set-up and
strike times, allowing for multiple venues in a single day. All are
designed to travel by commercial air or van. The company is a touring
artist for the California Arts Council, Los Angeles Music Center Education
Division, Orange County Performing Arts Center and Young Audiences of
the Bay Area.