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"The Painted Bird" 2014 Photo by Joshua Gira

“The Painted Bird” 2014. Photo by Joshua Gira.

Relive the Memories of last years performance!

View photos of our 2014 spectacle “The Painted Bird” here


“The Painted Bird” 2014. Photo by Joshua Gira

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a puppet company based out of Saxapahaw, NC located on the beautiful Haw River.

We create a diverse range of puppets – giant papier-mâché heads, cardboard flats, rod puppets, intricate shadow puppetry and much more! We allow our creativity to guide us to create extraordinary puppets that entertain, bring joy, instigate wonder, and inspire contemplation about the incredible world around us.

Below is our 2014 Kickstarter Campaign video. We’ll have another Kickstarter fundraiser in 2015!

“The Painted Bird” 2014. Photo by Joshua Gira.

Each year we write, create, build and perform a large summer Pageant-Play-Spectacle. These performances last about an hour, include a ensemble of professional musicians who create an original score of music and involve a cast of puppeteers, which has included as many as twenty-eight performers!

Throughout the year we are deeply steeped in our community and take part in public celebrations, parades, weddings, civil support (“interventions”) and general acts of vivacity! We also create learning opportunities, host workshops and spread knowledge of the great world of puppetry!


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Culture Mill Launch Party


Upcoming Events!

Sat March 28: Culture Mill Launch Party
Starts: 1:00 pm
Ends: 12:00 am
Location: Haw River Ballroom, 1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, Saxapahaw, NC
Description: Culture Mill fosters creative community through artistic exchange and collaboration! Paperhand Puppets at 6 pm
See full schedule of events: http://www.culturemill.org
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/culturemill

March 30 - April 3: Residency in Ocracoke, NC
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am
Location: Ocracoke, NC

Sat April 11: Live and Local: Earth Day Music Fest on Hillsborough Street 2015
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: 9:00 pm
Location: Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC
Description: Free! Featuring three stages located at Logan Court, Chamberlain Street and Compienge Park. (Hillsborough Street will not be shut down for the event.) Bouncy houses, environmental workshops and over 60 vendors are just a few of the featured attractions. Drink locally-made craft brews and buy local from some of the best artisans the Triangle has to offer. The Alternative Fuel Vehicle showcase will feature the BMW i3 and many other low-carbon rides. Artist Christopher Terrell will lead a recycled art workshop where you and your kids can make a wallet out of a milk carton (we will provide the scissors, you provide the carton). Be part of Paperhand's roving parade! Catch Cirque de Vol at 7:00pm - 7:45pm!
http://www.hillsboroughstreet.org/earthday2015

Sun April 12-18: Indie Grits Festival
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am
Location: TAPPS Art Center, Main Street, Columbia, SC, USA
Description: Indie Grits Festival: More than a film festival full of youthful audacity, Indie Grits, now in its ninth year, is a showcase for the very best of the Southeast’s cinematic, artistic, culinary and musical talent. Paperhand window installation at TAPPS Art Center
http://www.indiegrits.com

Fri April 17-18: Spork in Hand Puppet Slam
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:30 pm
Location: Nothing To See Here 1216 Taylor Street
Description: Spork in Hand Puppet Slam: April 17 & 18
So first of all–what’s a Puppet Slam? The Puppet Slam Network defines a Puppet Slam as, “the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art through the intersection of experimental theater, art, music, and dance as a viable alternative to the culturally homogenous digital mass media.”
http://www.indiegrits.com/events/spork-in-hand-puppet-slam

Fri April 17-18: Spork in Hand Puppet Slam
Starts: 7:00 pm
Ends: 9:30 pm
Location: Nothing To See Here 1216 Taylor Street
Description: Spork in Hand Puppet Slam: April 17 & 18
So first of all–what’s a Puppet Slam? The Puppet Slam Network defines a Puppet Slam as, “the nexus of vaudeville, burlesque, and performance art through the intersection of experimental theater, art, music, and dance as a viable alternative to the culturally homogenous digital mass media.”
http://www.indiegrits.com/events/spork-in-hand-puppet-slam

Sun April 19: Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: 3:00 pm
Location: Shakori Hills, 1439 Henderson Tanyard Road, Pittsboro, NC
Description: A music lovers’ paradise, Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival is a family-friendly celebration of music, dance, art, & education. 4 days, 4 stages, & over 60 bands in beautiful, green Chatham County! Join Paperhands parade at 2:00 pm on April 19th!
http://www.shakorihillsgrassroots.org

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Spork in Hand Puppet Slam


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