As the pandemic changes how and where theater and design students work on campus, two puppetry majors have responded with adaptability and resilience. In this video, WVU senior Alexandra Ashworth reflects on the challenges she faced while developing her capstone project, a shadow puppet show in collaboration with West Virginia Public Theatre. ‘Hands of Humanity’ is set to release in May.

Anna Buntin, who recently earned a bachelor’s degree in theater design and technology from WVU, sheds insight on the design process behind puppet making and how the pandemic affected her transition from college to the workforce. Buntin’s most recent work can be seen on Instagram.