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Welcome to the Left Coast Puppet Love Fest!

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Special Programming

Carole D’Agostino

Honoring the legendary Allelu Kurten, Carole D’Agostino presents Meet The Artist.
An intimate interview with specially selected artists before a live audience, Carole asks
insightful questions that always receive the most fascinating responses! Learn how your
favorite puppet artists got started, how they like to work, what keeps them motivated,
and where they see the future of puppetry. Q and A to follow.

Thursday, August 4th 2022, 4:30pm

  Open to Registered Attendees Only

An Afternoon Chat with Michael Curry

(Live via Zoom from Las Vegas)

Michael Curry is an award-winning visual artist and concept designer, known for his broad work in theater and live entertainment. He is sought out by the world’s top entertainment organizations, such as The Metropolitan Opera, Universal Studios, Cirque du Soleil, and the International Olympic Committee to create large-scale spectacles. He has brought his vision to countless shows for Disney, including the codesign of puppetry and masks with Julie Taymor for The Lion King on Broadway. Curry’s concepts can be seen in theme parks, resorts, and productions worldwide.

Join us for Michael Curry’s talk “Why Puppetry?” He will discuss the analog history of the medium, and the intersection of technology with puppetry in our modern world, with a focus on the choices that today’s puppetry artists must face. There will be a Q&A following his talk. This is a rare opportunity to learn from an American Master Puppet Designer, coming to us LIVE from Las Vegas, where he is currently working on his next fantastical project!

Friday, August 5th 2022, 4:30pm, Casey 515

Open to Registered Attendees Only

We're excited to announce the Call for Artists for "The Great Northwest Puppet Slam" at the Puppeteers of America "Left Coast Puppet Love Fest" Regional Festival in Seattle, Washington August 3rd - 6th 2022.

Join us as we showcase the best short-form, experimental puppetry in the Northwest! This puppet slam is produced by the Puppeteers of America PNW Region and is made possible with the generosity of The Puppet Slam Network.


Conspiracy of Geniuses
Miss Ruby Ross
Works of Gina’s
Zoo Pack Puppets
Pacific Puppetry
Whorls of Wonder Puppet Theater

Marionettist Frechettist
Randy Knickers Lost a Bet

Hosted By Randy Knickers and Zane Exactly 

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Minneapolis, MN 55409