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Winter 2022
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Upcoming events

    • August 03, 2022
    • 2:00 PM (PDT)
    • August 06, 2022
    • 11:45 PM (PDT)
    • Seattle, WA
    • 91
    You are invited to the Official Festival of the Puppeteers of America Pacific Northwest Region being held in Seattle, Washington on August 3rd - 6th 2022. Planned originally for August of 2020, the festival will bring together puppeteers, enthusiasts, and the puppet curious all across the west coast and beyond to celebrate this art form and enjoy community! Over the course of four days, the festival will present 20 puppet-related workshops, 8 main stage performances, special programming and a puppet slam. The festival is also collaborating with members of the community to produce Seattle Puppet Day which will be a family focused event on Saturday, August 6th providing performances, activities, community clean-up, and a Puppet Parade! Registration will be open June 17th - July 11th for the festival. Join us!
    • September 08, 2022
    • September 11, 2022
    • West Liberty, Iowa

    Located close to Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa and the internationally renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, West Liberty is an iconic small town, with an active main street and midwestern hospitality.

    The Regional Festival will take place in various buildings downtown, all within a distance of about four to six blocks, starting Thursday evening with registration, finger foods, a show, and a party. Friday will include workshops, performances in our opera house, and a Puppet Slam. Saturday will feature the West Liberty Children’s Festival, complete with five puppet performances and lots of street food and activities, A street dance with a Latino band, and finally a delicious catered dinner and another performance. Sunday: breakfast, one last show, and farewells to friends, old and new!


    We’re looking for the following kinds of shows:

    Submit Performance Proposals Here by April 20, 2022

    • Family friendly shows that can be performed outdoors
    • A school show that connects to the curriculum
    • Any other show including adult-oriented, small shows, slam pieces, etc.

    And workshops:

    Submit Workshop Proposals Here by April 20, 2022

    • In view of current events, workshops that help navigate the online world might be especially helpful
    • Connecting puppetry to the curriculum (for puppeteers and teachers)
    • Workshops helpful for librarians
    • Business workshops to help puppeteers make a living in the current economy
    • Any other workshop including performance, construction, and/or writing
    • September 15, 2022
    • September 17, 2022
    • Spring, Texas

    Puppeteers of America

    Southwest Regional Pepper Puppet Festival

    and the

    42nd Annual Houston Puppet Festival



    Greg Ruhe, Puppet Pizzazz, Houston, TX.

    Pix Smith, Dallas Puppet Theater, Dallas, TX

    Ellen Scott and Robbie Lueth, Hand to Mouth Puppet Theatre, Austin, TX

    Rick Strot and Allen Reeves Ware, Ware House Puppets, Waco, TX

    Karen Konnerth, Calliope Puppets, New Orleans, LA

    Two Days of PUPPET WORKSHOPS: Make puppets and learn to use them!

    Make Shadow Puppets, Nancy Refro Puppets, Favorite Stories Puppet Show, Puppets In Prague: An In-Depth Experience From Design to Performance, Make Peter Rabbit Glove Puppet, Puppet City: Memorable Standards Based Social Studies Through Puppetry, Top Ten Reasons to Use Puppets in Classroom, Make a Monster Puppet, Developing Character Voices, Make Abiyoyo Puppet, Make Newspaper Puppet, Make Walk-Around Stage, Make Talking Sock Puppet, Make Grocery Bag Puppet, Make Spider Glove Puppet, Simple Stage Ideas, Shadow Puppetry Illusions, Mix-methods of The Ware House Puppets, The Variety Puppet Show: Why and How, and more!

    REGISTRATION INFO: http://puppetfest.org  832-585-1111 or 281-799-1398.

    adventureland77@gmail.com or jkpuppet@aol.com

    PUPPET STORE: Buy Puppets and Puppetry Books!  Lunch Included!

    Educators and Librarians Earn 7-14 Texas Education Agency Continuing Professional Education Clock Hours (7 hours per day)

    PER DAY COST: Adults: $70. Youth: $50. Group Rate: Bring 5 staff: get $10 off each!

Renew Your Membership!

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support as a member of Puppeteers of America!

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Puppet Artist Shops

Are you looking for puppets, fun merch, books, puppet kits or other art? Visit our Puppet Artist Shops page for a wide range of products from talented puppeteers and artists!

Watch Membership Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the Annual Membership Meeting on Zoom! It was terrific to be reunited with so many members of our community. If you weren't able to attend, visit the PofA YouTube channel to watch the meeting!

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