The Paper Moon Puppet Theatre opened in Monmouth County, NJ in 1989 and continues through the present day. In 2020, Founder and Artistic Director James Racioppi moved to Maggie Valley, NC, but his productions continue at The First Avenue Playhouse in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, under the name “Starburst Puppets.”
Paper Moon Puppet Theatre continues on with its productions of fairy tales, folk tales and fables, and offers touring puppet shows through Western North Carolina while it looks for a permanent venue to operate in the area. We are currently working on a grant project to tour U.S. and European museums with our production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Below are some puppet pictures from the production. Following are random pictures from some of our local productions.