Meet Megan Piphus Peace: Sesame Street's First Black Woman Puppeteer
“I would have cried like a baby on the 123 steps if they had told me beforehand…The sets of Sesame Street are like walking into a fantasy."
September 10, 2022 at 10:32 pm
The “Vanderbilt Ventriloquist” has found her way to Sesame Street as the show’s first Black woman puppeteer, and it is truly a historic moment.
It all started for Megan Piphus Peace at the age of 10, when she first learned about the art while attending a puppetry conference with her Vacation Bible School teacher in Illinois. She immediately took a liking to the idea of ventriloquism, as she found familiarity by relating it to some of her beloved childhood TV shows like Sesame Street and Lamb Chop’s Play Along.