Feathers, foam, and fleece everywhere! That sums up award winning puppeteer/entertainer, Andrew Agee’s, constant surroundings. Self taught puppeteer and puppet builder, Agee continually pushes the limits of puppetry in live entertainment.
Puppeteering is not the only thing that makes him stand out. He has an unusual and random sense of humor, to say the least. This works well with his lifelike creations. Agee took his gift and made a business out of it. Andrew Agee Productions, LLC took form in 2006. Besides his inner businessman, Agee has a big heart, and wants to share his talents by giving back to other aspiring puppeteers. That's why Agee enjoy's sharing his talents by the means of performance and puppetry education/ workshops.
As a well driven individual, Agee’s dreams and visions project a bright entertaining future not only for Agee but for the art of puppetry.
As a young toddler puppeteering grabbed Agee by storm. On his first Christmas he received a Kermit the Frog puppet from Santa. Agee has always been a Muppet fan. He loves the Muppets. Jim Henson was Agee’s hero. His work was a big influence on him. At a young age Agee absorbed everything he could from The Muppet Show. Agee’s mother, Marcella Agee, remembers him getting so very excited at two years old when The Muppet Show came on. His interest grew from there. Agee also has a strong ear for music. Agee’s father, Rev. Mark Agee, is a music minister. Music has always been a big part of his life. In addition to puppetry and the performing arts, his interest on how the puppets were built consumed him, as well. Through his late childhood and early teenage years he started trying his hand a building puppets. He also worked with a church puppet team in his teen years, but he knew there was more to this animated performing art style then what the church had to offer. In his early 20’s he started his own creative ministry called WOW Ministries. In that ministry group he used all aspects of the performing arts to spread God’s unconditional love. Besides the puppet ministry Agee has been involved in children’s education in one form or another. Through college he was a substitute teacher, even in the high schools his puppets were a big hit. In addition to teaching in Union and Broken Arrow school districts, Agee received Teacher of the Year award from a church he was employed by. Agee also has taught puppetry to a plethora of different ages and groups of people. Agee hasn’t stopped at puppetry, but has also worked as an acting coach and instructor at an arts school. He still feels a strong pull for education and arts. He currently is an admissions representative at ITT Technical Institute, and gets very excited about teaching puppetry and puppet building to all ages.
More to the point, puppetry and the performing arts is his passion. Agee has done plenty of acting in his Life. He has done the musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (the plant) three times. The cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 2004 (American Theater Company) won the Best Musical of 2004 in Tulsa, OK. He has done several plays and musicals like PETER PAN, MOBY DICK: THE MUSICAL, and WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to name a few. Agee also has some Television experience. He did some puppetry in the children’s show The Candy Store. Agee has been in some commercials and a music video as well.
In the year 2004 Agee produced his first show, From Q to Christmas, with co-star and best friend Vashonda Pannell. That following summer (2005) Agee switched directions and produced the adult show Puppets Gone Wild, which was part of the Tulsa Performing Art Center’s SUMMER STAGE. This was an unknown market for Agee as well as the city of Tulsa. He’s reservations quickly disappeared. His avant-garde way of entertaining made Puppets Gone Wild a sold out success before the show opened in July 0f 2005. The following summer Agee produced a sequel to this racy show: Puppets Gone Wild 3-D, and started his production company Andrew Agee Productions, LLC. PGW 3-D received an extra performance at the TPAC. Both shows were full houses! It received a great deal of attention resulting in the cover of Tulsa World’s Spot Magazine. It also re-opened in the fall at Nightingale Theater, which at the time was fighting to keep their doors open. Agee’s Puppets Gone Wild 3-D did in fact help keep the doors open. Andrew Agee Productions is not a single track business. Another Strong point his business offers is his high quality studio puppets which are commissioned from around the world. AAP has done work for Radio Disney, Designed Tulsa Park’s
Sparky the Squirrel, and made some puppets for Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock in France DVD distribution branch. Agee’s puppets have been shipped all over the world. Andrew Agee Productions has set a strong foundation and reputation for everything puppets, world wide.
Agee is thrilled with the reputation and quality of his business. With Agee’s passion and unlimited knowledge on puppetry, he has
much to offer to the world of the arts. Besides his passion and knowledge Agee’s enthusiastic attitude and humor are contagious, making him entertaining to work with. With an open heart and open hand Agee uses his raw creativity to entertain the world.