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We are excited for you to join us at the University of Maryland for the Puppeteers of America 2023 National Puppetry Festival and Academic Symposium. Scheduled for July 18-22, 2023. Puppeteers, enthusiasts, educators, and friends will all be gathering to celebrate the puppetry arts and experience our first festival together in four years. This event will offer performances, workshops, a pupp etry exhibit, the Reel Puppetry film festival, The National Puppet Slam, The Puppetry Store, andmore!
The festival will focus on the theme of Generations, honoring those that went before, celebrating those who are with us now, and encouraging those to come.
A Professional Day for the Teaching Artist and Therapist workshop has been offered within the National Puppetry Festival in recent editions. In 2023 we are honoring the educational puppet conferences of our past and will be expanding our offering by presenting the Puppetry In Education and Therapy Academic Symposium to be featured on Friday, July 21 2023.
Early-Bird Overnight Festival Registration is now open and pricing good through 12/31/2022.
All are welcome to attend!
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!