The Stevens Puppets were started in Middlebury, Indiana, in 1933, by Martin and Olga Stevens. They became a world famous marionette company producing adult dramas such as MacBeth, Taming of the Shrew, Joan of Arc, The Passion Play, just to name a few. They traveled worldwide during the 1930″s-1950″s. Much of their work together can be seen in museums and private collections around the world. Ultimately they parted ways in the late 1950″s.
Martin and Margi were married on Valentine”s day in 1960. Their first marionette play together was The Sleeping Beauty. It debuted in the fall of 1960. It would start them on a journey that would add several marionette plays in the next twenty years. Robin Hood, The King of the Golden River, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Aladdin, Rumplestiltskin, The Wizard of Oz, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Many of those shows are still touring around the world to this day.
The world lost a pair of incredible artists in the early 1980″s. Margi in 1981, and Martin in 1983. Their collective artwork lives on with the many puppet shows they created for children.