The Puppetry Home Page
The Puppetry Home Page is a
free resource for the puppetry
community and is dedicated to
helping people connect with the
world of puppetry.
The Big Cheese of International
Best source of puppet info in many
countries around the world.
Tears of Joy Theatre
The biggest and oldest of the
Portland-based puppet companies. They
perform a yearly series of productions in
the big theatre downtown and tour widely
with school performances. They've been a
true joy to work with over the years.
Dragon Theater Puppets
is operated by Jason & Shawna Ropp.
Their company performs original
puppet stories like The Clueless
Detective for libraries and birthday
parties up and down the west coast.
Also Costume Characters, Face Painting
& Balloon Animals.
Tendrak, the Dragon, and Moudry,
the Wise, are your storytelling hosts.
They have created a series of audio
CDs including Fun with Czech
Fairytales and Five Christmas
Northwest Puppet Center
If you happen to be headed to Seattle,
check out the Northwest Puppet
Center. Chris and Stephen Carter
are especially known for their mastery
of the traditional Sicilian marionette
theater known as Opera dei Pupi.
Stephen is an amazing wood carver as
il Teatro Calimari
Once again headquartered in
Portland, OR, Tim Giuni has an
interesting take on life, which is
reflected in his madcap approach to
Tim performed multiple times at our
Wonderful World of Puppets at OMSI
as well as at the Portland Puppet
Center for Pupperty Arts
Think of it as Puppet Heaven. Based
in Atlanta, Georgia, CfPA also
offers performances and classes.
Phil Huber Marionettes
Phil is a genius at the manipultion of
marionettes. If you ever get a chance to
see his work, sit back and enjoy. He
builds some pretty neat ones as well. He
built Ping Pong, the Panda, the only
puppet in our company that we didn't
Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre
They were real nice to Steve & Marty
when they visited Scotland a few years
back, so of course they're listed here.
As they say on their website: "Please
come to visit us if you are coming to
Scotland. Be assured of a warm
welcome and 'Freedom Come All
Ye.'" True, True!!!
This company out of Truro, Nova
Scotia, Canada has really nice puppets,
Takey's Puppet Website Index
This is the work of a "crazy" guy in
France. He's catalogued over 3.184
puppet sites as well as a list of 4.300
tittles of books about puppetry from
around the world. Surely you can find
any puppet site or book that would
interest you here. They're listed by
country for easy retrieval.
Nutz & Boltz Theatre
Local Portland (Boring)-based
theater group that uses human
actors to portray the puppet roles.
Well, maybe they'll get it right
When it comes to Puppetry,
we've been around the block a few
times. Listed below are some of
the Puppet Companies that we've
met on our travels that attracted
our interest. Sometimes the
reasons are listed, sometimes not.
But, all are worth a visit.
Many of them use marionettes.
Well, of course!!
Wait a minute, do you mean to
tell us that there
are other kinds of puppets???
Lindau Marionette Opera
Steve & Marty love the opera Carmen.
Here's a company that performed it
with nine puppeteers and 45
marionettes. Until the Lindau
Marionette Opera first staged
"Carmen", the opera was thought
impossible for a marionette theatre to
perform. But the challenge was
successfully overcome. "Carmen" is by
far the most elaborate production at
the Lindau Marionette Opera. This link
takes you to a page listing four
YouTube excerpts. Click on "Carmen".
Puppeteers of America
The oldest group of American
puppeteers. Membership brings a
quarterly magazine, puppet consultants
and a video lending library. Also holds
biennial puppetry festivals.
Local Links (Pacific
Oregon Shadow Theatre
The Oregon Shadow Theatre is a
Portland-based company specializing
in the art of shadow puppetry. OST
productions are noted for exquisite,
colorful puppets, live music and sound
effects, and lively good humor. Among
other honors, OST has twice received
the UNIMA Citation for Excellence in
the Art of Puppetry.
Dan DeMoy, one of the gifted
puppeteer members of
The Olde World Puppet Theatre helps
pay the rent by specializing in the
creation of designer fabric accents for
your home or office in the greater
Portland area. He also offers to build
a puppet likeness of yourself or a
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