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Puppet Slam 2015!

The date is set! We are now booking performers for the slam. Contact Linda at if you would like to try out new material, perform a polished peace, or do your first ever performance! 

Tickets available at for $10 or $15 at the door. 

Cash prizes for winners based on audience votes for best performance!

National Day of Puppetry 2015

Thank you all for coming out to Happen, inc yesterday for National Day of Puppetry. We had a great turnout! The morning began with pancakes and puppetry videos in the Toy Lab. At noon, Vice President of the Guild, Ryan Moore took the stage with his Elvis Tribute Puppet, Snelvis Pestley. At 1pm, the CAPG President, Terrence Burke performes Wump Mucket Puppets. At 2pm, Richard Brown of Berea, Kentucky performed hilarious skits with his Puppets & Such. Guild member Jesse Mooney-Bullock did a demonstration of our Dragon, Mittens. Such a wonderful day!  


National Day of Puppetry 2014

Cincinnati Area Puppetry Guild 2014 NDOP poster

The Cincinnati Area Puppetry Guild welcomes everyone with an interest in puppetry, in all it’s marvelous styles, to celebrate the art at our annual family friendly event.

2014 National Day of Puppetry

We are very happy to partner with our pals at Happen in Northside to bring to you a FREE FUN-tastic Day of Puppetry!

When:  Saturday April 26th – 10 am – 2 pm

Where:  Happen & Toylab4201 Hamilton Avenue in Northside

What:  Puppet shows!  Demonstrations! Puppets and more!

Performing puppeteers include Christine Langford (shadow puppetry), Carly Varatta (hand puppets), Ryan Moore (hand puppets).

10:00 am – Pancakes and Puppet Videos
11:00 am – Opening Greeting of Puppeteers
11:30 am – Christine Langford – Shadow Puppetry Show
12:00 pm – Puppetry Demonstration # 1
12:30 pm – Ryan Moore – Hand Puppet Show
1:00 pm – Puppetry Demo # 2
1:30 pm – Carly Varatta – Hand Puppet show
2:00 pm – Closing Announcements
3:00 to 5:00pm – Make Your Own Craft Activity

Thank you to all our performers, volunteers, friends, and our hosts Happen logo

Here’s a video from the 2013 Day of Puppetry provided by guild member Bill Yost:

CAPG Elections

On Sunday December 7th 2014 we had our holiday party. Election results were announced.

•Terrence Burke won the CAPG Presidental seat by a landslide…. All votes for / none against and no write in canidates.
•Ryan Moore won the CAPG vice Presidental seat, All votes for/none against and no write in canidates.
•Linda Mason will remain on the board and remain as Treasurer.
•Mary Brown will assist Linda as the new membership record keeper.

Thank you to all who voted and we look forward to continuing to promote puppetry in the Cincinnati area.



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Cincinnati puppeteers circa 2003.
Cincinnati puppeteers circa 2003. Front row: Larry Smith, Aretta Baumgartner, Micha Robertson. Back row: Terrence Burke, Kevin Frisch, Carus Waggoner and visiting puppeteer Hobey Ford