Who We Are


Rose Friedman has been working in theater since she was a young child. She studied at the Moscow Art Theater and New School University. She worked as a performer and workshop leader with Bread and Puppet Theater for over a decade, and holds a Masters degree in education, with a license in Early Childhood.  Rose is a founding member of Modern Times Theater and Vermont Vaudeville, and continues to work as a teaching artist for all ages. She sings and plays the ukulele.

Justin Lander is a comedian, puppeteer, musician, and auctioneer. He has toured puppet shows nationally and internationally since 2002 and has been a Professor of Mr. Punch since 2006. He is a co-founder of Modern Times Theater and the emcee of Vermont Vaudeville. Justin teaches workshops for kids and adults in puppetry, junk music and improv comedy, and is an alum of the Bread and Puppet. He also plays the musical bicycle pump.