Nick Lehane is a Brooklyn based puppeteer and theater artist. His puppet play Chimpanzee premiered at HERE Arts Center through the Dream Music Puppetry Program, with the generous support of The Jim Henson Foundation and Cheryl Henson. It has since been presented at the World Puppet Theater Festival in Charleville-Mézières, France, by Casteliers at Théâtre Aux Écuries in Montreal, and by The London International Mime Festival at The Barbican Centre. Lehane has collaborated with PigPen Theatre Co. as a puppet designer for The Tale of Despereaux (The Old Globe, Berkley Rep) and The Phantom Folktales (Virgin Voyages), and as a performer in The Old Man and The Old Moon. He will be puppet designing Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn’s Hood (Asolo Rep, dir. Mark Brokaw). His original puppet work has shown at St. Ann’s Warehouse, Puppet BloK at Dixon Place, The Jim Henson Carriage House, Special Effects Festival at the wild project, and Pillsbury House Theatre. Select puppet performance credits include Robin Frohardt’s The Plastic Bag Store and The Pigeoning (HERE Arts Center, international tour), Petrushka (Giants Are Small, New York Philharmonic, Barbican Centre), Doug Fitch’s El retablo de Maese Pedro (American Symphony Orchestra, Bard SummerScape), James Ortiz’s The Little Mermaid (Glass Bandits Theater Company, Strangemen Theatre Company), and “Lore” (Amazon). Lehane provided puppet and movement direction for SeaWife (Naked Angels). Lehane studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School and received his B.F.A. from The Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.