By Soraya Anna Auer, Azure Gillman, Ellen Brait
Chad Williams and Lindsay “Z” Briggs do what they love—putting on puppet shows all over New York City. They own their own company, Wonderspark Puppets, and perform original material on a stage that they designed themselves. The young couple met while doing their undergraduate degrees and reconnected again after Lindsay finished a Master’s in puppetry from the University of Connecticut. After she married Chad, they moved to New York and he switched careers—becoming a puppeteer as well. The couple has a toddler, Leif, and a baby on the way. Both kids will have roles in the show when they get older, making this a whole family of puppeteers.