Puppeteers of America encourages local puppet groups known as “guilds.” The guilds are independently run with no financial or administrative connection to Puppeteers of America.
Puppet Guilds are communities of people with a common love and interest in the Art of Puppetry. The Guilds provide opportunities for puppet professionals, enthusiasts and those new to puppetry to meet regularly, enjoy performances, and learn puppet technique.
You can belong to PofA without belonging to a guild, and you can belong to a guild without belonging to PofA. If you are interested in forming a new guild, or have questions about guilds, please review the Guidelines for Guilds.
For a complete list of guild contact information, contact the PofA office
States/Provinces: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Western Ontario (Canada), Western Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
States/Provinces: Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Saskatchewan – Manitoba (Canada), South Dakota
Mile High Puppet Guild
Delaware, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York City & Long Island, Virginia, Washington DC
States/Provinces: Connecticut, Eastern Canada, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Upstate NY (does not include NYC), Vermont
Puppetry Guild of Western Massachusetts
States/Provinces: Alaska, Alberta – British Columbia (Canada), Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
Puppetry Guild of Portland (formerly Columbia Association of Puppeteers)
States/Provinces: Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming
Hawaii Puppetry Guild
States/Provinces: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee
States/Provinces: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas