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About Our Puppets

The Paper Moon Puppet Theatre utilizes many forms of puppetry in its productions, sometimes combining two or more types of puppets.  The marionette, hand and shadow puppet had been the mainstay of most productions until recently when rod puppets were added to the repertoire. Each story we choose to present suggests its own style and point of view, and we try to visualize each production with a different visual style of puppet.


To borrow a phrase from Shakespeare, puppets are the “abstract chroniclers of the time.” They are interpreters of fantasy and dreams.  The idea that an inanimate object moved through space by the power of human hands can incite the deepest emotions in an audience, has been a constant source of wonder and enjoyment to me.

James Racioppi, Artistic Director

Some of the types of puppets we have used include:


A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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