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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 puppetry exhibit, the Reel Puppetry Film Festival, The National Puppet Slam, The Puppetry Store, and more!.

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.

Educators of all stripes are invited to attend a unique offering of informative workshops, panels, special programming, and performances with afternoon and evening keynotes presented by the Puppetry in Education and Therapy Committee of Puppeteers of America. Symposium registration will open in late January 2023.


 Festival Registration is now open and pricing good through 3/1/2023.

All are welcome to attend!

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Academic Symposium for Puppetry in Education and Therapy

The PofA Academic Symposium for Puppetry in Education and Therapy is now open for registration!


Educators of all stripes are invited to attend a unique offering of informative workshops, panels, special programming, and performances on Friday, July 21, 2023.


Presented by the Puppetry in Education and Therapy Committee of Puppeteers of America, this stand alone program embedded in the National Puppetry Festival, will cover such topics as:


  • Finding State Curriculum Strands/Standards for Puppetry 

  • Puppetry in STEM/STEAM

  • Puppets and Autism: A Special Connection 

  • Storytelling with Puppets: Incorporating Puppetry into Library Storytimes


And More!!!!

Those seeking a fully immersive experience are welcome to join with Symposium full festival registration which includes access to an educational track of workshops and activities programmed throughout the entire festival July 18-22.

For more information or to register visit:


Symposium Registration


The Symposium is a stand alone event at the National Puppetry Festival scheduled for 7/21/23.

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Upcoming events

    • July 18, 2023
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    • July 22, 2023
    • (EDT)
    • College Park, Maryland

     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. 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. For complete information and to register please visit 

    Register Here

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Thank you for your continued loyalty and support as a member of Puppeteers of America!

If you are not a current member, but want to become one, follow this link to find out what a membership can bring you.

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!

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