Bart Buch is a puppet artist, poet and arts educator. He has been creating, performing, directing, and teaching puppet theatre for 26 years. Bart has a BA in Elementary Education, has been teaching for 30 years, and has taught over 300 school and community arts residencies. He worked at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre for 25 years as a Core Artist, served as Education Director for 12 years, and co-founded the Artistic Leadership Team. Bart is a COMPAS Teaching Artist and a 2017-2018 McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow. He makes “puppet poems,” loves music, and working with young people.