Africa & The Middle East
Puppet builder and sand artist lana Yahav was recently hosted by The Israeli Puppet Center in Holon (link goes to a Hebrew language web site).
The popularity of puppetry is on the rise in Kenya.
Meet the puppeteers behind the XYZ Show.
Argentina’s Omar Alvarez Titeres played the Miracle Fun Series in Hong Kong this weekend.
The Puppet Animation festival is about to be unleashed across Scotland.
Police are investigating what’s being called an “Emu puppet attack” in Truro, England.
Also under investigation by police in the U.K. is a burglary last week at the Norwich Puppet Theatre.
A profile of UK puppeteer Mark Whitaker.
Can’t make it to London’s West End to see War Horse? Watch it on the big screen in movie theatres around the world (click here to find a venue near you).
A new puppet exhibit opens at the Augsburg Puppet Theatre Museum in Germany (link goes to a German language web site).
The Welser International Puppet Theatre Festival is underway this week in Wels, Austria (link goes to a German language web site).
Discover the giant puppets of Las Fallas in Valencia, Spain.
Latin American & The Caribbean
Olinda, Brazil is getting ready for its annual giant puppet parade during Carnival.
The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia’s stories from the road (part one).
Canadian puppet maker Pamela McInnis is exhibiting her work in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
A look at Talisman Theatre’s The Aeneid in Montreal.
Surgery 101 is using Muppet What-Not puppets to teach med students.
The Goblin Market is coming to the University of Connecticut.
Off-Broadway, Steven Boyer is set to reprise his duel role as a boy and his foul-mouthed hand puppet in Hand to God.
Get to know Michigan puppet maker Pam Groom.
Originally built for last year’s Burning Man Festival, a 50 foot long Ichthyosaur fossil puppet found a permanent home at the Nevada Discovery Museum.
Designer Bonnie Erickson talks about making Muppets with the Smithsonian.
Calls for Entry
Lima, Peru’s 3rd International Adult Puppet Festival is currently seeking performers (link goes to a Spanish language web site).
The popular U.S. cable series How It’s Made is currently looking for craftspeople to feature on their TV show.
Workshops and Training Opportunities
Want to make wooden marionettes? Learn to carve puppets with Tony Sinnett online.
The Stan Winston School is offering an online workshop on casting silicone & foam appliances with FX artist Cory Czekaj March 15-16th.
Get an introduction to basic on-camera puppetry techniques with David Stephens in Peoria, Arizona on March 15th.