The Hastey Pudding Puppet Co.

Don Kirk and Jim Stock have made a career of having fun.

The two men are as different as night and day, yet their compatibility comes from their creative insights and their shared sense of humor.  They also share the same birthday: Aug 17.

They’re not exactly sure how it all worked out this way, but they are grateful they’ve been able to support themselves with witty improvisation and creatively designed puppets that have not only thrilled young audiences, but have helped educate them, too.

Kirk and Stock are the Hastey Pudding Puppet Company, independent artists who for nearly 40 years have allowed their creative talents to inform and educate children. What they do is actually an extension of a children’s theater class at Ball State University.

[read more about Don and Jim on page 56 of our online issue]