Richard Hart, director, producer and performer of Dream Puppets, was trained as an architect and later gained a postgraduate degree in professional practical art studies. In 2012 Richard was the artistic director of the inaugural Tarrengower Puppetfest, a role he performed again in 2014 . Richard is the current president of UNIMA Australia.
His training in puppetry comprises doing many workshop/training sessions with master puppeteers from Asia, Europe and America, and working with puppet companies in Australia. He has considerable experience in making and performing with puppets in film and TV. Richard has toured extensively in Australia and internationally over the past 13 years with his unique style of blacklight puppet theatre.