Puppet Homecoming 2018

Puppet Homecoming 2018 is happening, Sept. 20-23, 2018, in Brattleboro, VT


Registration Information

Festival Schedule

The Puppeteers of America Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions are joining the Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival produced by Sandglass Puppet Theater for Puppet Homecoming 2018.  Open to professionals, students, and puppetry enthusiasts, PH 2018 will be a weekend of workshops, shows, camaraderie, special events, and more.

What is new for this Puppet Homecoming 2018?

Sandglass Theater is presenting the featured performances as part of the 10th Puppets in the Green Mountains Festival titled Opening the Doors.  Puppet theater companies from Wales, Taiwan, Canada and the United States will perform and more; celebrating puppetry while exploring themes of equity and inclusivity.

You will be given a schedule of performances based on your intended arrival (Thursday or Friday) and your workshop attendance choices.  Performances start Thursday, September 20, so you may want to arrive early and enjoy beautiful Brattleboro, Vermont in the Fall.  Puppet Homecoming 2018 activities start Friday morning, September 21 with the Professional Day for the Teaching Artist and Therapist, an all-day seminar.

What is the same?
– Several great featured performances by artists from around the globe.
– Stimulating and informative workshops from building to business, plus a Professional Day.
– Innovative, wild, and unique late-night shorts, and opportunities for you to perform.
– Sell your puppetry items in the puppetry store open to the public.
– Exhibit your own puppets or pieces from your collections.
– Spend time enjoying the beauty of early Fall in Vermont with old and new friends.
– Special activities for the puppetry community.

Important things to note!
Registration for Puppet Homecoming 2018, opens in mid-May.  Select your Workshops and intended arrival.  You may also sign up to participate in the Pop-Up Puppetry Store and Puppetry Exhibit.  You will be given a schedule that will enable you to see all the performances.

There are performances Thursday at 8:00 PM and Friday morning at 9:00 and 11:00 AM.  (These shows are repeated later.)  You may want to arrive on Thursday Sept. 20 in order to have a more leisurely schedule and enjoy the beautiful town of Brattleboro and the early Fall colors in Vermont.

We have arranged discounted hotel rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Brattleboro, Vermont.  The discount for the puppet Festivals will only be available for reservations made by August 20.  There are other places to stay in town, but they will most likely be more expensive.

If you are interested in volunteering to be part of the Festival Team, send us a note.

Anna Vargas
Festival Director

Justin DuPont

Updates will also be posted on our Facebook page.

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