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PAPERHAND IS AVAILABLE FOR:

The Painted Bird_2014_by bellbottombleu_10724639_494128984098511_1537572358_n•  International Residencies
•  Parades
•  Puppet Roving
•  Events
•  Celebrations
•  Puppet Rental
•  Puppet Installation
•  Performance
•  Collaborations
•  Commissions
•  Workshops
•  Educational Opportunities

To find out about how Paperhand can be a part of your event, to propose a project or to inquire, please email a description of the project, your dates, times and as much information as possible to Donovan Zimmerman at donovan@paperhand.org.


INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES

world-mapWe’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)


PARADES, EVENTS, CELEBRATIONS, PUPPET ROVING 

Wedding at the Haw River Ballroom

Bring Paperhand Puppet Intervention to your event! Paperhand can provide a puppet parade, roving masked characters in costume, giant three to six person puppets, beautiful silk flags and other original items that will help make your event unique and memorable. And if the mood fits, we can add drums, original music or a percussive element!

Event pricing depends on the number of puppets/Puppeteers/Musicians needed, the length of the event, travel necessities and travel time.

To find out how Paperhand can be a part of your event please email a description of the project, your dates, times and as much information as possible to Donovan Zimmerman at donovan@paperhand.org.

Puppets steal the show at Cheraw’s S.C. Jazz Festival by The Cheraw Chronicle


EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES (ALL AGES!)

 In school: residencies, classes and performances
•  At our Studio in Saxapahaw, NC: workshops and classes
•  Field Trips: visit our Studio in Saxapahaw,  NC in conjunction with the Haw River Canoe and Kayak Co.

View Photos of Workshops and Residencies here

Pricing depends on the project, the duration of the residency, the number of students involved and travel, if applicable.

To find out about how Paperhand Puppet Intervention can be a part of your educational opportunity please email a description of the project, your dates, times and as much information as possible to Donovan Zimmerman at donovan@paperhand.org.


COMMISSIONS

Paperhand Pagoda at "Spring Daze 2016" Cary, NC.

Paperhand Pagoda at “Spring Daze 2016” Cary, NC.

Commission us to make a unique creation! Let’s bring something new into the world!

 

Paperhand has been commissioned by: Morehead Planetarium, Artsplosure, Playmakers Repertory Company, The Franklin Hotel and many others!

View photos of Commissions here 

To commission Paperhand please email a description of the project, your due date and as much information as possible to Donovan Zimmerman at donovan@paperhand.org.


 

PUPPET RENTAL

Need a puppet-head for that special occasion? Or perhaps a spectacular giant puppet?We’ve got them! To rent puppets, email a description of the events, what kind of puppets you’re interested in, the date & time of the event and as much information as possible to donovan@paperhand.org

Kristen and Matt engagement by Rebecca Ames


El Centro restaurant. Dia de los Muertos installation. Raleigh, NC

PUPPET INSTALLATION

Create a dynamic atmosphere using our puppets as art, wall hangings or center pieces. Great for weddings, parties, conferences – anywhere you’d like to create a unique setting!

To commission Paperhand please email a description of the project, your due date and as much information as possible to Donovan Zimmerman at donovan@paperhand.org.

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ORIGINAL IDEAS & COLLABORATION

We’re all about creativity and collaboration. Do you have an idea that we can help with? Tell us about it and we can try to make it possible! We’ve worked on diverse collaborations of all shapes, sizes and peculiarities!

We’ve created performances with The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, made a fulldome movie, “The Longest Night: A Winter’s Tale“, with the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill, NC, worked with an award-winning culinary team to produce a unique benefit dinner with the Lucy Daniels Center and much more!

Email a description of the project, your due date and as much information as possible to Donovan Zimmerman at donovan@paperhand.org.