2018 Southeast Regional Festival: Puppet Paradise
Puppet Paradise will be held June 28 – July 1 at the Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina, hopefully with supplemental events all week long!
CALL FOR ARTISTS!
Artists interested in submitting for feature performances, workshops, and slam pieces please submit via our Artist Submission Form.
- 2019 National Puppetry Festival
- TBA : Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
- 2017 National Puppetry Festival
- July 18-22, 2017 : Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
- 2015 National Puppetry Festival
- August 9-16, 2015 : University of Connecticut
- 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.
|2016||Music City Puppet Festival||Nashville, Tennessee||June 16 - 20|
Held in conjunction with the Nashville International Puppet Festival
Regional festival was cancelled, but the International festival went on as planned, and some regional evening shows were rescheduled into small local venues.
|2014||Southeast Puppet Jamboree||Helen, Georgia||July 31 - August 3|
|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: Workshop 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|
Article: Downtown Ashville City Guide
|2004||Puppets on the Ridge||Asheville, North Carolina||July 29 - August 1|
|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|
Exhibits & Films:
|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|
|1994||Asheville, North Carolina|
|1990||Mountains of Imagination||Helen, GA|
Helendorf Inn, next to Festhalle
Prior to 1988, National Festivals were held every year. In 1988, the Puppeteers of America board decided to schedule National Festivals on every odd numbered year and reserve even numbered years for Regional Festivals.