Festivals

National Festivals

  • 2015 National Puppetry Festival
  • 2013 National Puppetry Festival
    • August 5-10, 2013 : Swarthsmore College, PA
  • 2011 National Puppetry Festival
    • July 12-17, 2011 : Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA
  • 2009 National Puppetry Festival
    • July 14-19, 2009 : Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

Southeast Regional Festivals

The Puppeteers of America Southeast Region has a longstanding tradition of holding regional puppetry festivals in every even numbered year, complementing the National Puppetry Festival that is put on by the parent organization in every odd numbered year.

Below is an incomplete list of past festivals and their highlights.  If you have any details on festivals that are not listed (or ones that are lacking details), please contact the webmaster, as we would love to make this list as complete as possible.

2014 Southeast Puppet Jamboree Helen, Georgia July 31 - August 3
 

Performances:

  • Splish, Splash: Water Stories - Piccadilly Puppets
  • Professor Brainstorm's Brilliant Idea - The Columbia Marionettes
  • Variety on Strings - Scott Land
  • Salsa Cinderella - Grey Seal Puppets
  • Big Bad Little Red Pig Show - Lee Bryan: That Puppet Guy
  • Punch and Judy - Parasol Puppets
  • S**tFarmer - Madison Cripps and Keith Shubert
  • The Rainbow Bridge - Hobey Ford
  • Electricity - Red Herring Puppets
2012 No Festival - A potlatch was planned for September, 2012, but then cancelled.
   
2010 Port City Puppet Festival Wilmington, North Carolina July 15 - 17
 

Performances: Performance List from Festival Website

Workshops: Performance List from Festival Website

Blog and Photo Gallery: http://portcitypuppet.wordpress.com/

2008 Puppet Gumbo Savannah, Georgia June 12 - 15
   
2006 East Coast Super Sonic Puppet Festival Asheville, North Carolina July 20 - 23
 

Performances:

  • Rubber Ducky - Womansong
  • Suspended Animation - The Huber Marionettes
  • Pinocchio - Lee Bryan, That Puppet Guy
  • The Traveler - Dramaton Theater
  • Beauty and the Beast - Paul Vincent Davis
  • Panther & Crane - Heather Henson's IBEX, Inc.
  • Little Bouch - Albrecht Roser
  • Aesop's Fables - Red Herring Puppets

Article: Downtown Ashville City Guide

 

2004 Puppets on the Ridge Asheville, North Carolina July 29 - August 1
 

Performances:

  • Alice Through the Looking Glass - Renaissance Puppet Theatre Artists
  • RiverPuppets - Serpentchild Theatre
  • Womansong
  • Simple Gifts - Cashore Marionettes
  • Frankenstien - Columbia Marionette Theatre
  • Brementown Musicians - Crabgrass Puppet Theatre
  • The Underground Railway - Schroeder Cherry
  • Buster Keaton's Stroll - Blair Thomas
  • Snip Snip - Curious Moon
  • Science Show 2004 - Tim Reed
  • Galapagos George - Barefoot Puppets
  • A La Carte - Circus Minimus
  • Appalachian - Blue Rose Moon
  • Limberjacks - Dr. Dick
  • Anase: Early in the Day - Wood & Strings
  • Carnival del Mundo - Dan Butterworth
  • Suspended Animation - The Huber Marionettes
2002 No Festival - UNIMA Festival held in Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia June 20 - 23
   
2000 Puppet Festival of the Americas Ft. Lauderdale, Florida June 22 - 25
 

Performances:

  • George Latshaw
  • Paul Zaloom
  • Teatro de Caphiporra (Uruguay)
  • Additional artists from Peru, Puerto Rico, and more!

Exhibits & Films:

  • Henson's Creature Shop
  • Bread and Puppet
  • Taymor's Fool Fire on the Big Screen
  • Symposium with Bart Roccoberton
1998 Southeast Regional Festival and Conference Atlanta, Georgia June 25 - 28
 

Hosted at the Center for Puppetry Arts

Steve Whitmire appears with Kermit the Frog

1996 With a Puppet on my Knee Mobile, Alabama June 27 - 30
   
1990 Mountains of Imagination Helen, GA  
 

Helendorf Inn, next to Festhalle

142 Attendees