Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: Midsummer Edition

By July 21, 2014 January 6th, 2015 No Comments


A new statue of Godzilla has been commissioned in Tokyo to mark the famous monster’s 60th anniversary.

Sri Lankan puppeteer Sulochana Dissanayake’s “Camp Kreativ” is using puppetry and other arts to teach children creativity.


A visit to The Puppet Hut in West Sussex, England.

Famous puppets from BBC TV series are part of a special exhibit at The Lowry arts centre in Salford, England.

A preview of Bavaria’s upcoming Drachenstich pageant (link goes to a German language web site).

A spectacular production of The Magic Flute combines opera, mask and enormous puppets at the Bregenz Festival in Bregenz, Austria.

North America

Sunny Drake is bringing X to Vancouver for the Queer Arts Festival.

Why American television needs more puppets in prime time.

A group interview with the cast of Sesame Street.

A video report from Chicago’s recent Godzilla convention, G-Fest.

A visit to Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Construction on the long-awaited expansion of the Center for Puppetry Arts has begun in Atlanta.

The Puppeteers of America’s Southeast Regional Festival, Puppet Jamboree, takes place July 31st through August 3rd in Georgia’s Unicoi State Park.

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