Past Shows

Since 1998…

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.

2017   Of Wings and Feet

Living Land, Sea and Sky from Paperhand’s 2017 Summer Show “Of Wings and Feet”, photo by Lee Capps

2016   The Beautiful Beast

2015   A Drop in the Bucket

2014   The Painted Bird

"The Painted Bird" 2014

2013   Invisible Earth

Invisible Earth monkeys by Lee Capps

2012   City of Frogs

 2011   The Serpents Egg

2010   Islands Unknown

2009   Love and Robots (winter show)

2009   Living Sea of Memory

2008   Hungry Ghost (winter show)

"The Hungry Ghost" 2008

2008   I Am an Insect

"I am an Insect" 2008

2007   A Shoe For Your Foot


2006   As the Crow Flies

 2005   Garden of the Wild


2004   Wood, Stone, Fire and Bone

2003   The Dream and the Lie

2002   Listen to the Sky

2001   Uprising

2000   The Crawdad’s Conundrum

1999   The Old Cow, who helped save the river

1998   The Water of Life