Our mission is to spread joy, spark imagination and share laughter through high quality puppet performances.
Lindsey 'Z.' Briggs
Z Briggs has worked as a professional puppeteer as a performer, builder and wrangler on numerous projects in and around New York City. She is also the Foundation Manager of the Jim Henson Foundation and the mom of two young boys.
Chad is the co-artistic director of WonderSpark along with Z Briggs, and enjoys creating new shows as well as bringing life to old stories. He is also a professional storyteller and improv performer.
Jenny is an actor, puppeteer and puppet builder who has performed in many productions in the States as well as internationally in Italy and Hong Kong. She has performed Off-Broadway and has lots of experience working with small children.
Christina has her BFA in Acting from the Tisch School of the Arts and has been a mainstay in the NYC puppet theater scene. She is an accomplished dancer who teaches tango, and has studied and toured internationally.
Julia is a puppeteer, puppet builder, and comedian who has been working out of the NYC area for over a decade. She has performed in puppet shows around the world and her work can be seen on PBS, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.
Founded in 2009 by husband and wife duo Z. Briggs and Chad Williams, WonderSpark Puppets performs for New York City audiences of all ages. Together with Jenny Hann, Christina Stone and Julia Darden, they perform over 400 shows per year and have toured internationally.
WonderSpark is proud to continue the tradition of non-moving-mouth hand puppets, aka "Mister Rogers style". From theaters to libraries, NYC shops and school classrooms, WonderSpark's flexibility allows them to perform in any space.
Every month since 2010, WonderSpark volunteers at the Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital in Manhattan, bringing laughter and joy to the patients, parents and staff.
"Thanks to this couple's ingenious idea, WonderSpark Puppets come to you. From birthday parties to schools and any venue you can imagine, the husband-wife duo behind the company brings classics such as Three Little Pigs and The Little Red Hen to life. These colorful, whimsical characters even make their way to Mt. Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital to spread some cheer." - TimeOut New York Kids