Jon Ludwig wrote, designed, and puppeteered the shadow puppet segments for Bear in the Big Blue House. He also wrote several of Shadow's songs, who hosted the segment. Ludwig is Associate Artistic Director at the Center for Puppetry Arts.
In 1997, Ludwig was the featured guest artist at the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center where he workshopped a new production, Home. Other notable stage works include his adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Safe as Milk, the latter staged in 1994 at P.S. 122 in New York as part of the Jim Henson Foundation’s International Festival of Puppet Theater. He has also directed episodes of the non-Henson series, The Book of Pooh.