Welcome to Paperhand Puppet Intervention!

“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!

“Love and Robots” 2009 winter

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