ALL HALLOWS EVE is gothic opera taking inspiration from the Grand Giugnol theatrical style: over the top characters performed in a naturalistic way, horrendous situations played out to the extreme, where emotion, the word and movement are inextricably linked.… a no holds barred approach, with all the blood packs required.
ALL HALLOWS EVE is a love song to my childhood love of Halloween and incorporates all my favorite, darkest themes as an adult.
~Martin P. Robinson, creator
All Hallow’s Eve
Martin P. Robinson has been a professional puppeteer since discovering that it was the perfect link between acting and sculpture. A 1974 graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he has worked for Nicolo Marionettes, Addis Williams, Bob Brown, Paul Ashley, Bil Baird, Jim Henson, and for five seasons of Spitting Image in England. As a puppeteer on “Sesame Street” since 1981 he has won Emmys for his characters Snuffleupagus, Telly Monster, Slimey the Worm, and those Yip-yip Martians. During his spare time he performed the “Cat in the Hat” on the Nickelodeon series “The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss”. His company, Hairy Edge Productions, has designed/performed “Allegra’s Window” and “Blue’s Room” on Nickelodeon and “Oobi” on Noggin. Teaching has become an important aspect of his professional life as the puppet coordinator for Sesame International, hiring and training puppeteers for productions worldwide. Film credits include “Follow That Bird”, “Muppets Take Manhattan”, “Elmo in Grouchland”, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”, and “The Producers”. In 1982, Martin designed, built, and performed the plant in the original off-Broadway production of “Little Shop of Horror”s for which he received a Drama Desk and an LA Drama Critics Award…also for the 2002 Broadway revival. Martin also designed for the production of “Frogs” at Lincoln Center, and two productions with orchestra for Carnegie Hall. He is a charter staff member of the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference, and has been a guest artist a number of times.
Paul Rudolph is a composer, arranger, instrument builder, and works for Sesame Street as the vocal music director/arranger, music editor and composer. He has won 2 Emmy’s for Music Editing, 7 collective Emmy’s for Outstanding Children’s Series, and was nominated in 2009 and 2013 for an Emmy in Music Direction. Music direction/composition/arranger credits include Sesame Street (HBO/PBS) (includes TV, web, live shows and app content), Julie’s Greenroom (Netflix), Nature Cat (PBS), Heather Henson, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Martin P. Robinson, Martian Entertainment (Sox News pilot), SpeakEasy FX, the Jim Henson Company, Muppets Tonight (ABC), Muppet legend Jerry Nelson’s original CD Truro Daydreams, and arranger/conductor/percussionist for 11 years with the composing duo of Trivers/Myers Music in Los Angeles. Paul also composes multi-media pieces for his percussion performance art group GLANK, using found-object metal to create unique sounds. These instruments and his sound-design have been featured in film/tv, including the 2007 feature “Rendition” and Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” and “Raw Nature”.
GLANK continues to build momentum, and Paul continues to design and build found-object “metalophones”: percussion instruments altered and tuned from industrial and everyday materials. Formed in 2002 in Los Angeles, GLANK has performed customized audience-interactive shows at music festivals, art galleries, and children’s events, and made its New York debut at La Mama in July 2011. Other New York performances include Etsy Hack-Week 2016, Roulette Kids (2011, 2013) Queens Maker Faire 2011-2014 (Editor’s Choice award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, Educator’s Choice award 2013), Socrates Sculpture Park, and the Secret Theatre via an arts grant from the QCA and MuSE. Paul has a collection of over 300 altered/tuned instruments plus 100’s of audience interaction materials including anonymous clothing, LED-shakers, and graphics.
Paul met his bride, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, when he was assistant music director and composer for ABC’s “Muppets Tonight.” He attended the University of Illinois for a B.S. in Music Education and M.S. in Music Composition.