Awarded the UNIMA Citation for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry, The Piccadilly Puppets Company has performed for regional, national, and international puppetry festivals and at the International Children’s Festival at Wolf Trap Farm. The primary mission of The Piccadilly Puppets Company is to provide puppetry experiences of high artistic quality to young audiences of ethnically/culturally diverse populations of all socioeconomic levels. Most of the plays feature original scripts and music, and great care is taken to blend content with curriculum.
All of the puppeteers are professional performers. Nancy Riggs, the director, has performed for youth as an actor, puppeteer and teacher for over 20 years for many different companies such as the Center for Puppetry Arts, The Academy Theatre for Youth, and the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. She has been with The Piccadilly Puppets Company since 1997.