Weekly Puppetry News Round-Up: World Harmony Edition

By November 2, 2014 January 5th, 2015 No Comments

Africa & The Middle East

The 2014 Kenya International Puppetry Festival begins in Nairobi, Kenya on November 5th.

Australia & New Zealand

Erth is performing at the Sydney Opera House for the very first time.

A historic toy theatre is on display at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra.

Snuff Puppets is building a really big puppet in Melbourne.


The World Harmony Puppet Festival is underway in Bangkok, Thailand and features 166 puppetry companies from Cambodia, Myanmar, Bangladesh and 77 other countries around the world.

Indian puppetry was featured at the Navaratri Festival in Bangalore.

Punch Puppet is a new iOS mobile game for people who really want to punch a puppet.


Jamie Anderson’s crowdfunding campaign for Firestorm has been wildly successful.

Puppet Place presents Stuff Puppet’s Punch & Judy in Afghanistan in Bristol November 14th – 15th.

North America

The Atlantic Canada Puppetry Association is a new puppetry association in Eastern Canada affiliated with UNIMA Canada.

The Ouxi Taiwanese Puppetry Festival begins in Vancouver, British Columbia this week.

Students from UCONN’s Puppetry Arts program are helping out with a local production of Little Shop of Horrors.

Kaiju Big Battel recently staged an evening of monster fighting mayhem in Manhattan.

Puppetry is set against shifting pillars of salt in Zvi Sahar’s Salt of the Earth in New York City.

If you have access to a 3D printer you can now print your favourite Sesame Street characters.

Torry Bend’s latest show If My Feet Have Lost the Ground is winning over critics in Durham, North Carolina.

A Halloween bash in Minneapolis is raising money for the financially struggling Heart Of The Beast Puppet Theatre.

The Cashore Marionettes were bringing their marionettes to life in Washington state this weekend.

Blind Summit Theatre taught a puppetry masterclass at Stanford University.

Legendary make-up artist Rick Baker wants to preserve the art of practical effects.

Calls for Entry

Short puppet films under 25 minutes long can be submitted to the New Vision International Film Festival in Kiev, Ukraine.

The Go Short International Short Film Festival in The Netherlands is currently accepting short films by European artists.

Also currently accepting short films is the ClujShorts International Short Film Festival in Cluj Napoca, Romania.

The Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam is seeking short puppetry acts for its next show in in Seattle, Washington (contact for more information).

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