Puppeteer Michael Sommers welcomes MN Original to the Open Eye Figure Theatre where he conducts visually driven performances with his creations.

Artist Bio:
Michael Sommers has worked professionally in theater for three decades and is renowned in the Twin Cities for his unique, visual approach to the stage and his versatility in multiple art forms. He has worked as puppeteer, writer, performer, designer, and director throughout his career.

He has collected many awards including a Ford Fellowship and a Bush Enduring Visions award.

Sommers is currently the Artistic Director of The Open Eye Figure Theatre and an Associate Professor in the newly formed Department of Collaborative Arts at the University of Minnesota.

Artist web site: Open Eye Figure Theatre