Bonny Hall  and her partner formed Crabgrass Puppet Theatre in San Francisco in 1982 and have delighted audiences across the nation with their whimsical humor and puppetry. Now residents of Halifax, Vermont, they continue to tour throughout the U.S. Their performing venues have included the Detroit Institute of Art, the Smithsonian, Paper Mill Playhouse, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and dozens of regional and national puppetry festivals. In 2008, Bonny received a Commendation for Design in the Puppet Theatre by the Arlyn Award Foundation. The creation of these colorful monsters and cuddly critters naturally arose from the love of animated, playful figures.