Alex & Olmsted (Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas) have been making puppets together since 2010. In recent years, they have performed at the international Puppet Festival Chuncheon in South Korea, the Festival de Casteliers in Montréal, Symphony Space and LaMaMa in New York City, The Puppeteers of America Festival, and two National Puppet Slams. "Milo the Magnificent" was awarded a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Grant, a Greenbelt Community Foundation Grant, and received an excellent hit in the New York Times. Alex & Olmsted are resident artists at Baltimore Theatre Project. They are also proud company members of Happenstance Theater with whom they have created 9 productions since 2012.