For over forty years, Eugene Seregin has had an unwavering passion for the art of puppetry.
Born in Russia, he received a Masters in Puppet Design from the Theatrical Arts College of Moscow. Seregin developed his talents at the world-famous State Academic Central Puppet Theater, under the tutelage of master puppeteer Sergey Obraztsov. There, Seregin handcrafted puppets and directed many of Obraztsov’s productions until the latter’s death in 1992. Shortly thereafter, Eugene opened his own puppet theater, Marabou, where he wrote, designed, and performed marionette shows. Marabou toured Europe extensively in the 1990s, winning awards at the Festival of Puppet Theaters in Gent, Belgium, the International Festival of Puppetry in Vienna, Austria, and the International Festival of Puppetry in former Yugoslavia.
After relocating to the United States in 1996, Eugene worked as a puppet designer and puppeteer at Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles. In 2003 he was invited to work as a puppeteer on Team America: World Police (2004), directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone. At the end of the show, he teamed up with Steven Ritz-Barr to collaborate on “Classics in Miniature,” a series of short films based on classic literature. Together they made three films, Faust (2008), Don Quixote (2010) and Joan of Arc (in production). Currently, Eugene is developing a collection of personal works, entitled “From Puppet's Life.” You can view the pieces in Sculptures section.
He lives and works in Los Angeles, California.