PAPERHAND’S KICKSTARTER!

Help bring our 2015 show to life!

View our fundraising campaign here

We will only be funded if at least $10,000 is pledged by

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a puppet company based out of Saxapahaw, NC located on the beautiful Haw River.  For over fifteen years Paperhand Puppet Intervention has "The Painted Bird" 2014been creating original large-scale puppet pageant extravaganzas complete with giant puppets, masks, shadow puppets, stilt dancing, painted flats, live music and so much more. These shows tell stories of the human heart, illuminate myths from around the world, and inspire young and old alike through their unique brand of creative expression. They allow their creativity to guide them to create extraordinary puppets that entertain, bring joy, instigate wonder, and inspire contemplation about the incredible world around us. Through their annual summer performance, Paperhand helps create a community that shares not only their picnic blankets, but also their ideas and experiences.

We ask for your help to raise the funds needed to bring our 16th annual summer show to life. Your donation will help us cover the cost of renting performance "The Painted Bird" 2014space, paying a stipend to our hard working interns, and to supply the basic materials needed to build the puppets.

In exchange for your donation we have a bundle of amazing rewards including limited edition postcards and posters, stickers, personalized thank you cards, free tickets to the summer show, handmade totes, one of a kind masquerade masks created by members of the cast and crew, DVDs, T-shirts, an invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive behind the scenes Sunday brunch at our studio, one of a kind shadow puppets, beautifully hand painted cardboard flats, and even your very own full scale Paperhand mask!

We appreciate your donations, small or "The Painted Bird" 2014large, and thank you greatly for your support! Please also support Paperhand by helping us spread the word about our Kickstarter campaign, attending an upcoming performance and joining our mailing list!

THANK YOU

"The Painted Bird" 2014


THANK YOU

To everyone who made our 2014 Summer Show “The Painted Bird” possible!

View photos here

"The Painted Bird" 2014


“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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Donate to Paperhand using Paypal!

We believe we add an important component to the fabric of life and we hope you do too! Help us continue bringing incredible low cost “No one turned away because of lack of funds” performances by making a donation.

Among our long list of expenses are: monthly studio rent, utilities, paint, lumber, tools, materials for costumes, theatre rental, sound professional, lighting professional, moving trucks to safely haul the puppets, etc! etc! etc!

We rely on our own practice of frugality, creativity and a huge amount of volunteerism, so no amount is too great or too small.

THANK YOU for keeping Paperhand Puppet Intervention alive and thriving!





Upcoming Events

Sat May 30: Community Work/Play Day
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 5:00 pm
Location: 6079 Saxapahaw Swepsonville Rd Saxapahaw, NC 27340
Description: Help build our summer show! All ages and skill levels are encouraged to drop in and help in whatever ways they can. Volunteers will papier-mâché, paint, sew, lend your creative eye and share your playful spirit. Have a great time donating your time and talents to help realize our massive summer show and you’ll get your name in our show program!

Details: Community Workdays occur Saturdays beginning in June and run through the end of July. Check the calendar for the exact days and times. Drop in and join us for as much time as you’re able! Our Paperhand studio is a lovely, creative mess so be sure to arrive in your work clothes.

More info: paperhand.org/?page_id=1023

May 30: Saturdays in Saxapahaw
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: 8:00 pm
Location: Saxapahaw, NC, USA
Description: The weekly festivities include performances by top bands and a thriving Farmer’s Market. Every week we feature exciting events and activities for children. Festivities take place every Saturday from 5pm-8pm through the end of August. Admission is free though donations are appreciated, organizers pass around a “Swan Bucket” each week for the band. It’s a beautiful day out! Come On Along!!!
http://www.rivermillvillage.com/saturdays-in-saxapahaw-2

Fri June 5 - Sun June 7: Ocrafolk Music Festival
Starts: 12:00 am
Ends: 12:00 am
Location: In the heart of Ocracoke Village
Description: Music and Storytelling Festival
More info: http://www.ocracokealive.org
facebook:www.facebook.com/pages/Ocrafolk-Music-Storytelling-Festival/210781592277504

Sat June 6: Community Work/Play Day
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: 5:00 pm
Location: 6079 Saxapahaw Swepsonville Rd Saxapahaw, NC 27340
Description: Help build our summer show! All ages and skill levels are encouraged to drop in and help in whatever ways they can. Volunteers will papier-mâché, paint, sew, lend your creative eye and share your playful spirit. Have a great time donating your time and talents to help realize our massive summer show and you’ll get your name in our show program!

Details: Community Workdays occur Saturdays beginning in June and run through the end of July. Check the calendar for the exact days and times. Drop in and join us for as much time as you’re able! Our Paperhand studio is a lovely, creative mess so be sure to arrive in your work clothes.

More info: paperhand.org/?page_id=1023

May 6: Saturdays in Saxapahaw
Starts: 5:00 pm
Ends: 8:00 pm
Location: Saxapahaw, NC, USA
Description: The weekly festivities include performances by top bands and a thriving Farmer’s Market. Every week we feature exciting events and activities for children. Festivities take place every Saturday from 5pm-8pm through the end of August. Admission is free though donations are appreciated, organizers pass around a “Swan Bucket” each week for the band. It’s a beautiful day out! Come On Along!!!
http://www.rivermillvillage.com/saturdays-in-saxapahaw-2

 

View our Calendar for a full list of events


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Email: Donovan Zimmerman here with the subject “Add me to the Mailing List!”

 


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