Summer is almost here and we are gearing up for our 14th annual original large-scale puppet pageant extravaganza! As we prepare for this annual tradition we are asking for your help to raise funds for some of the expenses for this year’s production. Your donation will help us cover the cost of renting the performance space, paying a stipend to our hard working interns, and aid in the cost of basic materials needed to build the puppets for the show. In exchange for your donation we have a bundle of fun rewards, our heartfelt thanks and loads of warm fuzzy feelings.
Check out the campaign by clicking the picture below for some sneak peeks from Donovan and Jan’s sketchbooks, donate if you can, and help us spread the word!
The Big Reveal
A touring vigorous variety show for all ages. Explore the world of puppetry and fun with NC’s own cardboard cowboys Paperhand Puppet Intervention. Featuring rod puppets, masks, giant puppets and shadows this showcase of PPI’s work is a delight for young and old. Join your friendly neighborhood puppeteers for an evening of story, adventure, comedy and inspiration. Perfect for schools, festivals and events. For booking information contact Donovan@paperhand.org and keep an eye on our calendar for shows near you!
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!