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Puppet HomecomingNortheast & Mid-Atlantic Regional Festival: Puppet Homecoming

Ithaca, NY | Nov. 1-3, 2024

Join us in Ithaca for our regional festival!

Puppet Homecoming Page

Upcoming events

    • August 15, 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • August 18, 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • 36

    Embark on a culinary journey through the diverse flavors of puppetry as we showcase the talents of our region's most delicious artists!
    From tantalizing performances to enriching workshops, the Minneapolis Puppetry Palate promises a feast for the senses and a banquet for the soul. 

    For all the juicy details, check out our festival website.

    Registration includes access to all festival performances and workshops, dinner on Thursday night, and a Sunday brunch. Lodging and additional meals will be left to the discretion of participants.

    Members: Don't forget to log in (top right) to unlock your discounted festival passes!

    In need of a scholarship? Submit your application HERE by July 31st!

    • November 01, 2024
    • (EDT)
    • November 03, 2024
    • (EDT)
    • Ithaca Commons, Ithaca, NY


    Director: Homeslice (Eric Weiss)

    Artistic Directors: Lily Gershon & Matt Ocone

    Puppet Homecoming will take place in downtown Ithaca NY - highlighting some of the best puppetry in the region as well as showcasing local puppet talent. We will invite workshop teachers from the region to teach workshops in the morning, and in the afternoons, we will have public shows with family friendly themes. There will be repeat performances to accommodate all festival goers and the local community. In the evenings, we will have adult puppet shows, a Slam, and a Potpourri event. The festival will begin Friday, November 1st and close on Sunday, November 3rd, in the afternoon. We will also plan to have a Professional Day from Puppetry in Education and Therapy on Monday, November 4th. In addition, there will be a giant puppet parade led by Cheryl Capezzuti, a pop-up puppet market for our puppetry store, and a busking event throughout the commons. Our artistic director, Lily Gershon, envisions a celebration which brings together the local puppet community that they've been building in the Ithaca area and all the regional artists coming together. The goal is to foster the friendships and support systems that make the puppet community so unique and lovely, while seeing some fun, joyful, and dynamic shows.

    Puppet Homecoming Page

Past events

October 13, 2022 Puppet Homecoming - Online
October 06, 2022 Puppet Homecoming - Live in NYC

States/Provinces: Connecticut, Eastern Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Upstate NY (does not include NYC), Vermont

Eric Weiss
Anna Vargas



Connecticut Guild of Puppetry
Chartered 1975
President: Matt Leonard
Newsletter: Nutmeg Puppet News


Boston Area Guild of Puppetry
Chartered 1961
President: John Lechner
Newsletter: The Control Stick

Western Massachusetts Puppetry Guild 
Forming now
President: Eric Weiss (Homeslice)

New York

Puppetry Guild of Upstate New York
Chartered 1981
President: Nancy Hardy
Newsletter: Puppetry Guild of Upstate NY

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