Alex Vernon

is a Baltimore based actor, puppeteer, designer, and automata engineer. He has been a board member of the National Capital Puppetry Guild for 3 years. For the last 13 years he has been a company member with Washington, D.C.’s award-winning Happenstance Theater with whom he has created 10 original productions. In the Spring of 2020 Alex taught as an adjunct professor of Puppetry Arts at the University of Maryland, College Park: Jim Henson’s alma mater. He is one half of the internationally acclaimed puppetry duo, Alex and Olmsted. They have toured at festivals in Italy, Denmark, South Korea, and Canada, and have performed at numerous venues within the United States. They were recently awarded a citation of excellence by UNIMA-USA for their show, MAROONED! A Space Comedy. Learn more at