Meet the Artists: Tanglewood Marionettes

Known for their beautiful hand-crafted marionettes, this touring marionette group performs at fairs and festivals all over the country. Tanglewood Marionettes comes straight from Massachusetts, tugging at your heart strings with their enthralling and adventure-filled and performance. Join us for An Arabian Adventure during our Summer Puppet Adventures series.

An Arabian Adventure
by Tanglewood Marionettes

Wed-Sat July 29th-August 1st @ 10:30 am and 1 pm
Friday Night Adventures July 31st @ 7 pm

Founded in 1993 by Peter and Anne Schaefer, Tanglewood Marionettes is a nationally touring marionette company whose unique productions have been seen by hundreds of thousands of children and families across the country. With seven shows currently in their repertoire, the company performs year-round at venues ranging from school assemblies to renowned
cultural institutions.

Performer Peter Schaefer was born into a Boston-area family of puppeteers and has visited Puppet Showplace since he was a child. After apprenticing with the Bennington Puppets, Peter
launched his own company, “Mountain Marionettes,” before joining with Anne Schaefer and fellow Bennington puppeteer Stephen Hancock to form Tanglewood Marionettes.

Performer Jennifer Tebo discovered her love of puppetry while pursuing a degree in Theater and Classical Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She has been touring with Tanglewood Marionettes since 2004 and plans to spend a lifetime in puppetry.

The company has received two UNIMA awards, puppetry's highest honor, for their productions An Arabian Adventure and The Dragon King.

Tanglewood Marionettes believes above all that a performance is a communal experience, with connections established not only with the performers, but also between members of the audience
themselves as they laugh together, gasp together, and cheer together when the good guys prevail!