Brad Brewer

Brad Brewer is the founder of New York City’s Brewery Puppet Troupe. As a child in the Soundview projects in the Bronx, Brad was obsessed with the art of puppetry, which he learned from puppeteers Kermit Love, Jim Henson, and Frank Oz. Through the creation of his puppet singing group the Crowtations,

Brad and company have worked with Melvin Van Peebles, Chaka Khan, Spike Lee, Harold Nicholas, David Brenner, the Four Tops, Mr. Rogers, Ron Carter, Oscar Brown, Jr., and Ron Howard, to name a few. His troupe is the only African American puppet company to appear on Broadway, in a major motion picture, and on network television.

Several of his puppets are in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., and were recently featured at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. Mr. Brewer is a graduate of the Pratt Institute School of Art.

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightBrewery Puppets 1979-80 Season
Director Brewery Puppets 1979-80 Season
Actor Waltz of the Stork Boogie 1984-85 Season