Dear Friends and Puppetry Fans,
This year, Puppet Showplace Theater celebrates 45 years as a hub of creativity. As one trustee put it, sparking “radical joy” is at the heart of our mission.
The need for and power of a live theater experience for children cannot be overstated. In puppetry, anything can come alive, and children respond with excitement, curiosity, and wonder. In today’s screen-saturated world, we are committed to providing families a refuge: a delightful experience of empathy and creativity, powered simply by hand and heart.
Beyond work for children, my family and I have become huge fans of the Puppets at Night series for adults and teens. These performances by local, regional, and international artists are masterful and moving, providing a truly unique theater experience in an intimate setting. Q&A sessions reveal how powerful the performances have been, and deep community engagement work extends their impact long after the shows are over.
I write today to ask you to join me in supporting these works of imagination for children and adults. The rich range of programming and community partnerships would not be possible without the help of supporters like you. Your contribution this winter will directly support creative performances, workshops, and community engagement activities while ensuring access for diverse populations.
Whether you make a gift, volunteer, or simply share the Puppet Showplace experience with others, you honor this work, helping us spread radical joy and the wisdom of imagination.
Thank you for lending a hand and opening your heart!
Margueritte Murphy, President
Puppet Showplace Board of Trustees