PAPERHAND PUPPET INTERVENTION

CREATING.  INSPIRING.  INSTIGATING.

NOW IN OUR 18th YEAR!

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"Mommy I need you to check under my bed. Are there any beautiful beast?!" -Henry Holden age 5. From Paperhand's 2016 summer show "THE BEAUTIFUL BEAST". Photo by Josh Holden.

“Mommy I need you to check under my bed. Are there any beautiful beast?!” -Henry Holden age 5. From Paperhand’s 2016 summer show “THE BEAUTIFUL BEAST”. Photo by Josh Holden.

THANK YOU FOR AN INCREDIBLE 2016 SUMMER SEASON WITH THE BEAUTIFUL BEAST!

Thank you to our Patreon Patrons, our Kickstarter Supporters (New record: 187 backers!), our Work/Play Volunteers (New record: 190 strong! We can’t do it without you!), our audiences (~18,000 attendees! New show record: 1,800 attendees at one show!), our beautiful venues: Forest Theatre, NC Museum of Art, The Carolina Theatre of Greensboro, our theatre and performance volunteers (So wonderful to have you as part of our team!), and last, but not least, our immensely talented, courageous, beautiful inside and out, Puppeteers, Musicians, Interns and Crew. Thank you to everyone for creating, supporting and viewing what we bring into the world.

We’re already dreaming of our 18th year (WOW.), our 2017 summer show… but remember, we’re active year round so keep in touch!


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The puppets don’t sleep…

So keep in touch with us and join us year round as we bring puppet love to the world: parades, performances, art installations and some years even a winter show!

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world-mapAVAILBALE FOR INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS

We’re going global! One of our dreams is to travel the world and collaborate with different nationalities while teaching how to build puppets and tell stories. This year the Virgin Island Department of Education brought Paperhand to St. Croix! We got children excited about reading by creating puppets from characters in literature, highlighting Caribbean authors. Contact Donovan Zimmerman to bring Paperhand Puppets to your place in the world! (Interplanetary will also be considered)


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Puppet Intervention is a puppet theater company based out of Saxapahaw, NC. For over fifteen years we have been creating original large-scale puppet extravaganzas complete with giant puppets, masks, shadow puppets, stilt dancing, painted flats, live music and so much more!

Our 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. We create extraordinary puppets that entertain, bring joy, instigate wonder, and inspire contemplation about the incredible world around us.

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

SUMMER SHOW

Each year we write, create, build and perform a large summer pageant-play-extravaganza. These performances last about an hour, include an 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. Our summer extravaganza is attended by over 18,000 people!

Through our annual summer performance, Paperhand Puppet Intervention helps create a community that shares picnic blankets, ideas, experiences and a love of wonder.

Take a look at our past Summer Shows here.

From “A Drop in the Bucket”. Paperhand’s 2015 Summer Show. Video by Dilip Barman.


Photo from Paperhand's 2015 summer show A Drop in the Bucket. Photo by Luck Photography.

Photo from Paperhand’s 2015 summer show A Drop in the Bucket. Photo by Luck Photography.


"A Drop in the Bucket". Photo by Lee Capps

“A Drop in the Bucket”. Photo by Lee Capps


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Photo from "A Drop in the Bucket" by bellbottombleu

Photo from “A Drop in the Bucket” by bellbottombleu

Thank you, thank you, for making this world a better place by bringing so much joy, inspiration and creative thinking as we watched fabulous productions. All ages share this together, and that’s another bonus!

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Marveling for ten years with you


WE ARE ACTIVE YEAR ROUND!

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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PAPERHAND IS AVAILABLE FOR…

Visit our Hire Us page for more details!

Parades
Puppet Roving
Events
Celebrations
Puppet Rental
Puppet Installation
Performance
Collaborations
Commissions
Workshops
Educational Opportunities
Residencies



"The Painted Bird" 2014. Photo by Deborah Amaral.

“Love and Robots” 2009 winter

SUSTAIN US

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!