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Puppeteers Put A-I Fears Onstage (And In Song!)

Somehow, the things that we fear in our society are just a little less fearful when we get the story from puppets.  That's right, puppets, fuzzy puppets. 

Those are the medium of performance for the Rogue Valley-based theatre troupe Puppeteers for Fears

The group's latest work, about artificial intelligence creeping further into human domains, is called "Robopocalypse: The Musical!"  So fuzzy puppets AND songs. 

Josh Gross, the coordinator of our "Rogue Sounds" segment, is the work's playwright.  Alyssa Marie Mathews, the show's director and puppet maker, visits the studio with Josh.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.