Incubator: New Works by Local Artists

Puppet Showplace supports the development of world premiere puppetry productions by local artists. Incubator puppeteers become part of a supportive artistic community and receive rehearsal space, a materials stipend, and fiscal sponsorship for outside funding. They also participate in peer reviews and periodic works-in-progress showings. Incubator projects culminate in January with extended runs for youth and family audiences during the “New Year! New Shows!” series.

Incubator applications are accepted on a rolling basis. If you are interested in developing a production through Incubator, please send a statement of interest, work sample, and initial production proposal to artistic director Roxanna Myhrum at

NEW PRODUCTION January 2017:


I Spy Butterfly!

by Faye Dupras

January 21 - February 5 2017


Trudy loves all things that creep and crawl and flitter and flutter.  When a caterpillar she has befriended suddenly turns into a chrysalis, our heroine must face her fears in order to witness it change into a beautiful butterfly.  Interactive staging and live music make this a fun ecological romp through nature!

Past Incubator Productions:

  • Word Play by Honey Goodenough, Good Hearted Entertainment (2016)

  • Cardboard Explosion by Brad Shur, Puppet Showplace Resident Artist (2016)

  • Lollipops for Breakfast by Bonnie Duncan, The Secret Agents (2015)

  • The Pied Piper of Hamelin by CactusHead Puppets (2015)

  • The Great Red Ball Rescue by Faye Dupras, Foreign Landscapes Productions (2014)

  • Robin Hood by Brad Shur, Puppet Showplace Resident Artist (2014)

  • Squirrel Stole My Underpants by Bonnie Duncan, The Secret Agents (2013)

  • The Yankee Peddler: Stories and Songs from Old New England by Brad Shur and Chris Monti (2013)

The Incubator program is supported by a generous gift from the Sakharoff Family Trust, given in honor of Micheline Sakharoff.