Is Puppetry a Dying Art? Puppetry is still alive and well (sorry if the title sounds a little click baity). Puppetry is one of those art forms that ebbs and flows, but always has a place to land. With newbies coming in such as Darci Lynn Farmer, a new revitalization in the puppetry arts is taking place. Festivals, celebrating the art of puppetry, literally take place all over the world. I try to keep it up to date, but if you check out the home page of my website PuppetDude.
Best Place in the U.S. For Puppeteers Most of the information in this post is straight from their website and accurate as of the time of this post, but I encourage you to visit their site. Puppeteers of America is a national non-profit organization founded in 1937 to provide information, encourage performances, and build a community of people who celebrate puppet theatre of every type. Along with Regional guilds that help like-minded members in the same area stay connected, t
Puppets on The Mission Field We have discussed puppets in the classroom and puppets in medical care facilities, but I would be highly remiss if I didn’t mention the missions field. Now don’t push political correctness on me, I am not selling a particular religion in this post. Whatever you religion, part of it is to win converts, teach about your religion and educate on the fundamentals of your religion, whether to adults or children. Puppets are a great way to do that. Now,
Puppetry often gets pigeon holed, but it can be used in so many facets; not just entertainment, but education as well. From actually using puppets to teach all the way to having the students write plays, the whole concept of puppetry is made for education. Average classrooms nowadays generally run 20 to 30 students, so it may seem like a big task to use puppetry in this environment, but it really isn’t. One Bite at a Time Break it down into 20 minute segments each day, then