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  • Pinocchio gets an Afrofuturist hip-hop remake at Center for Puppetry Arts
    Featuring Multi-Media Artist Tarish Pipkin  Credit: arvin.temkar@ajc.com THINGS TO DO By Christopher Daniel June 20, 2022 Tarish Pipkins launches Puppetry NOW initiative highlighting puppeteers of color. The 1881 Italian children’s novel “The Adventures of Pinocchio” is transformed into an Afrofuturist “hip hopera” about a robot boy who uses b-boying and hip-hop culture in his quest for […]
  • PUPPETRY NOW: Featuring JEGHETTO
    Center for Puppetry Arts Announces Puppetry NOW Featuring Multi-Media Artist Tarish Pipkin  ATLANTA (May 17, 2022)   The Center for Puppetry Arts is proud to announce a new Museum exhibition series focused on contemporary artists of color, Puppetry NOW. Through an annual exhibition and collecting efforts, this initiative is a result of the Center’s efforts to […]
  • Explore Xperimental Puppetry Theater
    Explore Xperimental Puppetry Theater, a showcase where cool ideas go to hang By Benjamin Carr, ArtsATL, May 11, 2022 For more than 35 years, XPT: Xperimental Puppetry Theater, one of the most artistically daring showcases in Atlanta, has largely flown under the radar of mainstream audiences. But its history and wacky legacy means a lot to […]
  • Announcing the 2022-2023 Season
    Center for Puppetry Arts Announces 2022-2023 Season Programming Fan favorites, a world premiere and more Museum events than ever! ATLANTA (May 3, 2022) – The Center for Puppetry Arts is excited to announce its 2022-2023 season, with a full schedule of museum, onstage and online programs, and several new museum programs and events. The season […]
  • Meet the Family and Artists who continue to carry on Jim Henson’s legacy
    Meet the Family and Artists who continue to carry on Jim Henson’s legacy Atlanta (April 5, 2022) –Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog cut the ribbon at the Center for Puppetry Arts over 40 years ago.  In support of the Center’s mission to inspire imagination, education and community though the global art of puppetry, the […]
  • Center For Puppetry Arts to Present TESLA VS EDISON Workshop
    Center For Puppetry Arts to Present TESLA VS EDISON Workshop by Chloe Rabinowitz The Center for Puppetry Arts is set to present a workshop of the new original puppet play, “Tesla Vs Edison”, written, conceived, and directed by Jason Hines, on Saturday, February 26th for an invited audience. The show will be performed by puppeteers Alex Burnette*, Neal […]
  • Photos: TESLA VS. EDISON Workshop Presented At The Center For Puppetry Arts
    Photos: TESLA VS. EDISON Workshop Presented At The Center For Puppetry Arts by Chloe Rabinowitz The Center for Puppetry Arts presented a workshop of the new original puppet play, “Tesla Vs Edison”, written, conceived, and directed by Jason Hines, on Saturday, February 26th for an invited audience. The show was performed by puppeteers Alex Burnette*, Neal Ghant, Jake Krakovsky, […]
  • 15 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend
    15 things to do in metro Atlanta this weekend By Mary Caldwell, for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Looking for something fun to do in metro Atlanta this weekend? St. Patrick Day events are plentiful around the area, with parades, music and more for the whole family. Several annual 5k races and walks, including Marietta’s Shamrock Shuffle, are […]
  • Center For Puppetry Arts Featured in “8 Best Things to Do with Kids in Atlanta”
    Center For Puppetry Arts Featured in “8 Best Things to Do with Kids in Atlanta” By Marcea Cazel The capital of Georgia and its most populous city, Atlanta is known for eclectic neighborhoods, civil rights history, and great food. It’s also a fun place to explore with children. The many museums, outdoor spaces, animal attractions, […]
  • Center for Puppetry Arts highlights Black artists
    Center for Puppetry Arts highlights Black artists by Taylor Gray, The Technique For many, the world of puppetry arts has become synonymous with Jim Henson, the puppeteer responsible for creating and voicing Kermit the Frog.  While Henson has traditionally served as the face of modern puppetry arts, Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts shone the spotlight […]
  • Pulling the Strings of Resiliency Planning
    Pulling the Strings of Resiliency Planning By: Sara Burmenko (featured in Performing Arts Readiness) As performing arts organizations around the world shut their doors to in-person performances in early 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia was able to take advantage of our existing Digital Learning Department […]
  • ‘Christmas Town: The Story Behind the Story of Rudolph’ on view at Center For Puppetry Arts
    ‘Christmas Town: The Story Behind the Story of Rudolph’ on view at Center For Puppetry Arts By: Adron Mccann, WABE The first time America got to know the beloved character Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer might be more recent than you think. The misfit reindeer entered popular consciousness with his national TV debut in 1964 in “Rudolph the […]
  • Original ‘Rudolph’ puppets bring Christmas to Atlanta
    By: Paul Milliken, FOX 5 – Good Day Atlanta You watch the classic television special every single holiday, and you might have a stuffed toy or two representing the characters sitting out by your Christmas tree. But if you’ve never actually seen Rudolph and Santa in person — and we mean the real Rudolph and Santa — […]
  • Rudolph’s nose isn’t all that shines this holiday at Center for Puppetry Arts
    By: Howard Pousner, ARTSATL.org Rudolph’s nose isn’t all that shines this holiday at Center for Puppetry Arts All across snowy Atlanta (OK, not snowy, but one can wish), theater companies are staging A Christmas Carol or decking their halls with other holiday confections. But, say you’re a theatergoer who wants to go walking in a Winter Wonderland, […]
  • Center for Puppetry Arts Welcomes Three New Board Members
    Center for Puppetry Arts Welcomes Three New Board Members Ryan Dixon, Larry Mark and John Tester join the board of the Center for Puppetry Arts ATLANTA (November 15, 2021) – The Center for Puppetry Arts is pleased to announce the election of Ryan Dixon (Fifth Third Bank), Larry Mark (The Coca-Cola Company) and John Tester […]
  • 10 of the Best Exhibitions in Georgia This Winter
    By: Paul Joseph, Travelmag.com Christmas Town was featured in Travel Magazine! Please see the full article here! Christmas TownNamed for the fictional town in the original 1964 stop-motion television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Christmas Town includes a special exhibition, live performance, and hands-on workshop. The exhibition offers visitors a glimpse into the history behind the creation […]
  • Center for Puppetry Arts Announces Christmas Town
    Center for Puppetry Arts Announces Christmas Town The story behind the story of Rudolph in an exhibition of rare puppets and the return to stage of a holiday classic. ATLANTA (Nov 3, 2021) – Named for the fictional town in the original 1964 stop-motion television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™, Christmas Town at the Center […]
  • The Center for Puppetry Arts’ ‘Christmas Town’ is fun for the whole family
    The Center for Puppetry Arts’ ‘Christmas Town’ is fun for the whole family By: Avery Newmark, Atlanta Journal Constitution Check out Midtown’s Center for Puppetry Arts this holiday season for a special exhibit showcasing the history of everybody’s favorite red-nosed reindeer, Rudolph. From Nov. 11 to Jan. 2, Rudolph and friends will come alive on […]
  • Center for Puppetry Arts Honors Vincent Anthony at Annual Fundraiser
    A Mystical Evening under the Stars Featuring the Lantern Puppets of Atlanta-based Artist, Chantelle Rytter ATLANTA (Oct 6, 2021) – On Saturday October 2nd, the Center for Puppetry Arts held its 22nd annual String Fling fundraiser, sponsored by WarnerMedia. The event took place at the historic home of Judy and Ed Garland and was chaired […]
  • Q&A with Beth Schiavo, one of Atlanta’s 2021 Women of Influence
    Executive Director of Center for Puppetry Arts, Beth Schiavo, Awarded 2021 Women of Influence Award Beth Schiavo joined the Center for Puppetry Arts in August 2019, helping the organization get on track to close fiscal year 2020-2021 with a modest surplus. Then in March 2020, less than a year after she became its executive director, the […]
  • Stunning puppets from ‘Dark Crystal’ fantasy series showcased in new museum exhibit
    Stunning puppets from ‘Dark Crystal’ fantasy series showcased in new museum exhibit By John Ruch, Saporta Report, June 18, 2021 The elaborate and stunningly lifelike puppets that brought the fantasy world of “The Dark Crystal” to life once again for a recent Netflix series are showcased in a new special exhibit at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry […]
  • ‘Dark Crystal’ exhibit shines at Atlanta puppetry museum
    ‘Dark Crystal’ exhibit shines at Atlanta puppetry museum By Paul Milliken, FOX5 Atlanta, June 17, 2021 It took home the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program and garnered rave reviews for its detailed puppetry and special effects. And now, Netflix series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is being celebrated with a fantastic new exhibit […]
  • Educators Embrace Juneteenth As Opportunity To Teach Kids About Race
    Educators Embrace Juneteenth As Opportunity To Teach Kids About Race By Amber Strong, Newsy, June 17, 2021 Psychologists say age-appropriate conversations on race and history should start early, and Juneteenth is the perfect opportunity to begin. Welcome to a world where monsters come to life and thespians transform into furry fantastical creatures. Here at the […]
  • Puppets From Netflix Series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance’ Coming To Center For Puppetry Arts
    Puppets From Netflix Series ‘The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance’ Coming To Center For Puppetry Arts By Summer Evans, WABE, June 16, 2021 In 1982, when The Muppets’ creative duo of Jim Henson and Frank Oz decided to stretch their puppetry into the reaches of a feature film, they brought a fantasy world to life with […]
  • The Atlanta Opera’s ‘Big Tent Series’ Reimagines Two Classics In Partnership With Center For Puppetry Arts
    The Atlanta Opera’s ‘Big Tent Series’ Reimagines Two Classics In Partnership With Center For Puppetry Arts By Summer Evans, WABE, April 14, 2021 The Atlanta Opera’s Big Tent Series kicks off this week with two vibrant productions re-imagining classic operas. “The Threepenny Opera” by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht will feature puppetry, produced in collaboration with the Center […]
  • Center for Puppetry Arts unveils new flex ticketing in time for spring
    Center for Puppetry Arts Unveils New Flex Ticketing in Time for Spring ACCESS ATLANTA By Kiersten Willis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, March 9, 2021 There’s a new way to experience the U.S.’s biggest organization dedicated to the puppet art form. The Center for Puppetry Arts announced today an effort to make enjoying the spring a safe one. […]
  • Center for Puppetry Arts’ Distance Learning Department Wins Pinnacle Hall of Fame Award
    Center for Puppetry Arts’ Distance Learning Department Wins Pinnacle Hall of Fame Award By Atlanta Jewish Times, January 27, 2021 The Center for Puppetry Arts Distance Learning Department, headed by Sara Burmenko, won an elite Pinnacle Hall of Fame Award, given to Virtual Fieldtrip content providers who have won annual Pinnacle awards for 10 or […]

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