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Puppet Power 2020

Puppets Go Existential

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A puppet rises from a fabric heap on stage, animated by a power beyond itself, and it wonders—who is pulling my strings? What happens if I cut them? Am I my own puppet?

As a metaphor for human experience, the puppet provides a fun yet impactful way of exploring life’s big questions. Puppet Power 2020 will present puppeteers whose work relates to the existential considerations of our time: Climate action, artificial intelligence, culture and identity, hope and human agency.

The Puppet Power conference helps people discover a new way to impact change in the world by using puppetry. The conference presents key learnings and tools vital to professionals in education and healthcare, therapists, and visual and performing artists. Sparking the imagination, the conference is for anyone inspired to express themselves creatively, develop personal and professional skills, and promote positive social change.

We are working on our presenter selection and schedule but as with all of our past Puppet Power conferences, it will be fun, galvanizing and inspiring. We have partnered with CAOS and Xstine Cook, for the annual Dolly Wiggler Cabaret. The full conference schedule will be released on World Puppetry Day, March 21, 2020.

Early bird conference passes are now available. The passes are only available until World Puppetry Day on March 21, 2020. Purchase before it’s too late! Tickets to individual events will be sold separately after March 21, 2020.

For more information, visit

Puppet Power 2020: Puppets Go Existential
Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Date: May 29 – May 31, 2020

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