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

6924495031_743b01cc4f


2006   As the Crow Flies


 2005   Garden of the Wild

6970672708_d7e4425e6a


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