SCOTT HITZ is a Director, Producer, Puppeteer, and educator. Currently he serves as Artistic Producer for the video company PhotoSynthesis Productions. He was also a co-founder of Monkey Boys Productions where he still serves as an Associate Artist and Producer from time to time. His work with puppets has been seen on television: TV Funhouse (Comedy Central), The Book of Pooh (The Disney Channel), Mother Goose Jams (Sprout), and on stage: Avenue Q, (Vineyard Theater, NYC), Bunnicula (The Arden Theater, Philadelphia), Little Shop of Horrors (Ford’s Theater, Washington DC), Animal Farm (Synapse Theatre, NYC). Directing and writing credits include: Carnival of the Animals (Philadelphia Orchestra), Orchestra 2000 (Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Little Shop of Horrors (Associate Director, The Hangar Theatre), Spring Interstitial (Sprout Television). Scott was honored with the position of Artist in Residence at the Eugene O’Neil Theater Center summer puppetry program, where he began work on his stage adaptation of The Little Prince, which premiered at Cape May Stage and eventually played at the New Victory Theatre in NYC. His work has taken him to Korea as part of the Chunchon International Festival for Puppetry, and he has also been the recipient of a Henson seed grant for his production Ursa Major: The Voice of the Bear.