“The Rainbow Connection: Richard Hunt, Gay Muppeteer” chronicles the life and work of Richard Hunt, a central puppeteer on the international blockbusters Sesame Street and The Muppet Show. Hunt performed characters such as Scooter, Statler (in the balcony), Janice, Beaker and even Miss Piggy in her early drag queen days. He was also an out gay man, dying of AIDS-related causes in 1992 at the tragically young age of 40.
A multimedia event presented by Jessica Max Stein, the author of the zine (and soon-to-be full-length biography) The Rainbow Connection: Richard Hunt, Gay Muppeteer.
As with all TZL events, it is free and all-ages, but space is limited!