SUMMER & FALL 2014
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.
Great Lakes Regional Puppetry Festival
MOTOR CITY PUPPET BLAST
Detroit Insitute of Arts – Detroit, MI
July 25 – 27, 2014
Fantastic line up of performers: Manual Cinema. Sea Beast Puppetry, Sarah Frechette, Melchoir Marionettes, Kevin Frisch, Dreamland Theatre, Open Eye Theatre. Our headliner is none other than Phillip Huber.
Festival website greatlakespoa.com
Festival Director: Debbie Latozas firstname.lastname@example.org
Southeast Regional Puppetry Festival
Southeast Puppet Jamboree
Unicoi State Park and Lodge – Helen, GA
July 31 – August 3, 2014
Helen Georgia is a picturesque town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Confirmed performances include: Rainbow Bridge by Hobey Ford, and Salsa Cinderella by Grey Seal Puppets; Professor Brainstorm’s Brilliant Idea by Columbia Marionettes. Festival is still accepting performance and workshop proposals
Festival website puppetjamboree.org
Festival Staff: Susan VandeWeghe; Kevin Pittman; Lori Kelly
Northeast – Midatlantic Regional Puppetry Festival
Puppet Homecoming 2014
Ramapo For Children – Rhinebeck, NY
September 5-7, 2014
Performance and workshop applications are being accepted until March 1st! There will be an exhibit, a late-night puppet salon for short works, as well as a puppet slam. The Homecoming is intended to be an affordable weekend of sharing, run entirely by volunteers, and costs will be kept low so more puppeteers can attend.
Festival Website puppethomecoming.org
Festival Co-directors: Artie Poore and Sharon Peck
Pacific Northwest Regional Puppetry Festival
The PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA 2014 CANUCK FEST
September 18-21, 2014
The Victoria PofA Guild, with the major sponsorship of The Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria is working on a great festival. Come visit us up North!
Festival website: canuckfest.weebly.com
Festival Directors: Dawn Schell and Tim Gosley
Great Plains Regional Puppetry Festival
Handmade Worlds: A Festival of Puppet Theatre
September 25 – 28, 2014
Two permanent puppet theatres in Minneapolis: Open Eye Figure Theatre and In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre will present their own work and an exciting variety of visiting artists. Accepting workshop and performance applications until April 1, 2014.
Festival Website: Great Plains Regional Festival
Festival Contact: Kurt Hunter