We are excited for you to join us at the University of Maryland for the Puppeteers of America 2023 National Puppetry Festival and Academic Symposium. Scheduled for July 18-22, 2023. Puppeteers, enthusiasts, educators, and friends will all be gathering to celebrate the puppetry arts and experience our first festival together in four years. This event will offer performances, workshops, a puppetry exhibit, the Reel Puppetry Film Festival, The National Puppet Slam, The Puppetry Store, and more!.
A Professional Day for the Teaching Artist and Therapist workshop has been offered within the National Puppetry Festival in recent editions. In 2023 we are honoring the educational puppet conferences of our past and will be expanding our offering by presenting the Puppetry In Education and Therapy Academic Symposium to be featured on Friday, July 21 2023.
Festival Registration is now open and pricing good through 3/1/2023.
All are welcome to attend!
Academic Symposium for Puppetry in Education and Therapy
The PofA Academic Symposium for Puppetry in Education and Therapy is now open for registration!
Educators of all stripes are invited to attend a unique offering of informative workshops, panels, special programming, and performances on Friday, July 21, 2023.
Presented by the Puppetry in Education and Therapy Committee of Puppeteers of America, this stand alone program embedded in the National Puppetry Festival, will cover such topics as:
Those seeking a fully immersive experience are welcome to join with Symposium full festival registration which includes access to an educational track of workshops and activities programmed throughout the entire festival July 18-22.
For more information or to register visit:
The Symposium is a stand alone event at the National Puppetry Festival scheduled for 7/21/23.
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Watch Membership Meeting
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