Faces in the Crowd: Markie Scholz
The life of a puppeteer may not be your typical career path, but for Spearfish woman Markie Scholz, it’s been her life's passion. She is anything but ordinary, as it takes a special personality to entertain families for over 50 years.
SPEARFISH, S.D. — A character change with the switch of a hand.
Markie Scholz has an expressive imagination and has used it to produce puppet shows to entertain and teach helpful messages to her audiences.
Markie says, “I enjoy it so much – I learn so much from kids. I get to walk away from almost everything I ever do smiling and I think that is the best you can do with life.”
“It just has been more fun than anything I could have imagined to do with your life, it is educational, it is…it allows people to explore themselves and figure out who they are and what they are,” adds Markie.
Markie says, “It means dragons are too seldom, and unicorns and things that make you smile and make you happy and that it is all of our jobs to make that they are not so seldom and our theater does that, we have lots and lots and lots of dragons.”