Noreen Isabel Young, is a Canadian producer and puppeteer, and is still actively involved in puppeteering. From 2005 until 2016 she was Artistic Director of the Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival in her home of Almonte, Ontario. Young grew up in Ottawa South, Ontario. Young has two younger brothers John and Stephen Brathwaite. Young is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. She was the creator and Executive Producer of Under the Umbrella Tree, a popular CBC Television children's series that ran from 1986 to 1993 on the CBC and on the Disney Channel from 1990 to 1997, and was also the puppeteer for "Dodie", a character on Sesame Park, the Canadian version of Sesame Street. Her puppet characters also appeared on many TVOntario productions including Readalong and Telefrancais. Young featured in the second Care Bears television special, 1984's The Care Bears Battle the Freeze Machine.
About Noreen Young
Best known for her work as a puppeteer, she was the voice and hand behind the character of Dodie on the Canadian version of Sesame Street. She also created an acclaimed, late 1980s and early 1990s Canadian television series called Under the Umbrella Tree.
Noreen Young Before Fame
Early in her career, she appeared in a Care Bears television program.
Achievement of Noreen Young
She headed an annual puppetry festival called Puppets Up.
Noreen Young Family Life
She was born and raised in Almonte, Ontario, Canada.
Associations of Noreen Young
Known for her humorous puppet versions of famous people, she created one such caricature of hockey sportscaster Don Cherry.
Information related to Noreen Young
- Canadian puppeteers
- OCAD University alumni
- Canadian voice actresses