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Celebrating and Remembering Puppeteers Born in January – Part 1


Part 1 of a list of puppeteers, all born in January.  A special thank you to Steve Abrams for putting this blog post together.  Part 2 will be posted in a couple days! Margo Rose (Jan 31, 1903- Sept 13, 1997) At the end of January the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry has an event to honor the birthday of Margo Rose and to raise funds for Margo Rose Scholarship Fund. Margo Skewis and Rufus Rose (1904-1975) met while performing in the Tony Sarg Company. They married in 1930 and founded the Rufus Rose Marionettes, widely considered one of the finest…

Register Today for the National Puppetry Festival!


Registration is now open for the 2015 Puppeteers of America National Puppetry Festival. The festival will take place from August 10-16 at the University of Connecticut. Early registration ends January 31st, so register NOW for the best rates and the biggest selection on workshops and housing. Visit nationalpuppetryfestival2015.com to learn about this amazing week. From workshops and performances to film screenings, puppetry exhibits, and parades, this is a festival you won’t want to miss! You can also keep up with festival announcements by “Liking” the National Puppetry Festival on Facebook. If you have questions, e-mail puppetfest@uconn.edu.

Chicago launches NEW International Puppetry Festival


Puppeteers of America congratulates Blair Thomas (a longtime P of A member and the current President of UNIMA-USA) and his dedicated team for launching the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival this week! The festival was founded to establish Chicago as a prominent center for the art of puppetry. This biennial Festival will present the highest quality local, national, and international puppet shows in venues across the city. This Herculean effort would not have been possible without the help of numerous Chicagoland puppeteers who helped to curate the performance programs at different venues. The festival also features dozens of collaborations with notorious…