Puppet Festival (r)Evolution 2013

Nancy & Kiera from Piccadilly Puppets attended the Puppeteers of America National Festival August 5-10 in Swarthmore, PA.

Cinderella Marionette on display in the festival's exhibit
Cinderella Marionette on display in the festival’s exhibit

We attended workshops, networked, and saw lots of fabulous puppet shows! The festival was held on the campus of Swarthmore College, but on Saturday we went into the town to entertain children & adults alike with busking, shows, and a parade which led everyone to the campus outdoor amphitheatre for a performance by Heather Henson’s Ibex Puppetry. Here are some photos of just a few of the many events! For more info:

A behind-the-scenes look at "Dick Myers' Cinderella", restored and remounted by the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts
A behind-the-scenes look at “Dick Myers’ Cinderella”, restored and remounted by the University of Connecticut Puppet Arts
Cinderella's stepsisters awaiting an entrance
Cinderella’s stepsisters awaiting an entrance

Puppet from "D-Generation: an Exaltation of Larks" by Sandglass Theater
Puppet from “D-Generation: an Exaltation of Larks” by Sandglass Theater

Nancy & Rex strolling around Swarthmore
Nancy & Rex strolling around Swarthmore

The Atlanta Puppetry Guild was well represented in the parade! Piccadilly Puppets had the large blue-headed puppet on the right.
The Atlanta Puppetry Guild was well represented in the parade! Piccadilly Puppets had the large blue-headed puppet on the right.

Atlanta Puppetry Guild giant mascot in the Puppet Parade
Atlanta Puppetry Guild giant mascot in the Puppet Parade

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