SUMMER & FALL 2016
Regional festivals are 3-day gatherings of puppeteers, offering performances, workshops, shared creativity and friendship-the perfect opportunity to meet puppeteers in your area of the country. Regional festivals are similar to national festivals but with less of a commitment of time and finances.
Regionals are held during even numbered years and they are organized within the eight regions of the organization and produced by the Puppeteers of America.
Pacific Northwest Region
Puppet Power is a biennial conference that examines the power of applied puppetry. Puppet Power 2016’s theme, “connecting generations”, examines the compelling strength of puppetry in advocating, educating and celebrating community connections across generations. Learn, play, and galvanize with hands-on workshops, keynote speakers, panels, and more. A conference for everyone from artists, activists, idea generators, and thought leaders educators, therapists, and helping professionals.
Speakers include Karrie Marshal l from Scotland, Eric Bass of Sandglass Theater, and Sharon Bayly from Vancouver.
Learn more at http://wppuppet.com/puppet-
Puppeteers of America are so sorry that the SE Regional was cancelled, but pleased that Keith Shubert is putting on an event that includes the performers. Puppeteers of America Board of Trustees are lending support to the event.
Great Plains Region & Great Lakes Region
And The Puppet Guild of Greater Saint Louis
Tell the reservation agent “PUPPET FESTIVAL” to get the special rate.
Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regions
The Puppeteers of America combined Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regional Festival is September 9 – 11, 2016. Come join us in the Catskills of New York. Be Inspired by some of the most innovative artists in the area. Several great performances, plus the premiere of the Northeast Regional Puppet Mutiny Slam, and 20 different workshops to choose from, at a great price in a beautiful location.
More information is at http://puppethomecoming.org.