PlaySoup was founded in 2000 by Dave Privett with the goal to provide quality resources for puppeteers, performers, and professionals involved in creative ministry and the creative arts. Since then, PlaySoup has introduced numerous innovations such as the "Toobie" blacklight body puppet, the best-selling DVD series on puppet design, "From Sketch To Show", innovative Easter & Christmas programs, and the giant "Gleep" puppets.
In June of 2018, Dave sold PlaySoup to Kristofer Sommerfeld and the PlaySoup brand joind the Kristofer Sommerfeld Productions family. Kristofer has been designing with Dave’s patterning and puppet building techniques since 2006. Kristofer and his wife Amanda are talented puppet performers and builders who were personally trained by Dave to continue creating the popular Hubie Toobie, Tiny Toobie, and Gleep characters.
As Dave said, “Kristofer was my first choice to take over PlaySoup. We’ve known each other for many years, and I trust Kristofer and Amanda to continue building these characters to the highest standards. They strive for excellence in everything they do, and I can’t wait to see where they take the PlaySoup brand.”
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