The Painted Bird

Thanks so much to everyone who donated to help make this year’s summer show a reality! ¬†We are busy working to pull things together and look forward to presenting The Painted Bird starting August 8 at The Forest Theatre in Chapel Hill.

If you are interested in being a part of building the show join us for our Community Workdays each Saturday 10:00 am- 4:00 pm now through July 26 at our studio in Saxapahaw!

Since 1998, we have been using cardboard, corn starch, bamboo, your old house paints, and other assorted junk to create giant puppets, masks, shadow plays, and performances for all ages. We tell stories, beat drums, paint cardboard, sew cloth, get sweaty, push boundaries, and carry heavy things to help make the world a better place. Our parades, pageants, and shows are celebrations for everyone to enjoy; they are expressions of our love, for the earth and its creatures. Community is the lifeblood of PAPERHAND, helping us in so many ways. Thank you all for your love and support!

Stilt Dance

Poseidon's Face

Islands Unknown Shadow

Elderly Masks

Love and Robots Shadow

The Lion

Skull Masks

Giant Moth

Buddha and Lotus Flower

John Henry