Puppetry Resources

Are you looking for resources to develop your puppetry skills? 

Though IBEX Puppetry does not currently offer direct instruction or mentorships in the puppetry arts, we are always thrilled to support aspiring and developing puppeteers by connecting them to the larger world of puppetry. 

Please explore the following links to find the resources for workshops, classes, festivals, and other learning resources appropriate for you. We hope this information helps you advance on your puppetry journey!

Puppeteers of America (PoA) is a national non-profit organization and has produced over 160 national and regional festivals to celebrate and share the art of puppetry. The organization publishes the quarterly magazine, The Puppetry Journal, which provides a continuing chronicle of contemporary puppetry. It is through PoA that most North American puppeteers begin to network and learn their skills--the Puppetry Journal and online resources can help you find materials, internships, festivals, workshops, and more. 


UNIMA-USA, founded in 1966, is the North American Center of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the oldest international theatre organization in the world, founded in 1929. The organization's mission is to promote international understanding and friendship through the art of puppetry. UNIMA-USA fulfills its mission in a range of formal and informal ways, but especially by encouraging and providing contacts to North American puppeteers traveling throughout the world and providing the same courtesy to international puppeteers traveling through North America.

The O’Neill's National Puppetry Conference was established by key founding members Jane Henson, George Latshaw, Richard Termine, Bobbie Nidzgorski, Bart P. Roccoberton Jr., and Jim and Margo Rose. 

The mission of the Conference is to encourage puppet artists to create and communicate through the visual and kinetic form of the puppet, to push beyond their personal boundaries, and develop new works for Puppet Theater. Participants collaborate with renowned guest directors, puppet artists, and playwrights to develop innovative productions conceived by guest artists, as well as presentations initiated by the Conference participants.

PuppetVision is a blog and monthly newsletter maintained by puppeteer-scholar Andrew Young that shares international opportunities for workshops, internships, festivals, and general puppetry news. A great doorway into the world of puppetry.

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