The NCPG is dedicated to sharing and promoting the Puppet Arts with the greater National Capital Area through workshops, performances, and special events. 

We partner beginners with experts in the spirit of collaboration, communication, and community. 

We passionately believe that puppetry fosters imagination and education while telling the story of our human experience.


Next Member's Meeting & ELECTIONS:

November 8th, 1pm EDT

It's that time of year!  The National Capital Puppetry Guild will be holding elections from Nov 8 - 15, 2020. In these elections the Guild, that's you!, will be voting for those who will serve in positions of leadership within the Guild that include not only President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, but also Board Members at Large.

We'd love you to join us! 

We need all the help we can get when it comes to collaborative brainstorming and future planning for our Guild, and we'd love you to be a part of our team!

What is an NCPG Board Member?  An NCPG Board member is a member of the Guild in good standing who engages in the spirit of collaboration to help run the guild. A Board Member is nominated by members to serve the Guild; to help with the overall health of the organization, to support and contribute to the development of sustainable practices, and to help best strategize for its future. A Board Member must fulfill criteria based on the Guild’s values with regard to collaboration and teamwork. A Board Member must fulfill expectations with regard to attending meetings and representing the community of members.

NCPG Board Member Values: An NCPG Board Member must be a team player. The NCPG is a place for learning and sharing the passion of puppetry. It is a supportive group of artists, educators, and enthusiasts who share common values when it comes to working together, problem-solving collaboratively, and supporting one another in the spirit of community and collaboration.  

If you have any questions, please contact



Do you have a 2-3 minute performance piece you'd like to showcase, try, experiment, or imagine? 

This is your opportunity!

Join us for an exciting event full of

laughs, love, and surprises!

 * Details to be shared soon!* 


The current issue features Schroeder Cherry is based in Baltimore, MD. Working with sculpted rod puppets and wood cutouts that he designs, Schroeder has performed original shows with puppets in museums, libraries, schools, and cultural centers across the United States. Performances include: "Can You Spell Harlem?," "The Land of Primary Colors," "Underground Railroad, Not A Subway," "Tuskegee Airmen," "How The Sun Came To The Sky," and "Children's Crusade." 

A native of Washington, D.C., Schroeder Cherry began making art and playing with puppets as a child. Over time he incorporated his childhood pastime into his 30 years of professional museum work. Dr. Cherry has held positions at museums across the U.S., including The Art Institute of Chicago; the Smithsonian Institution's Anacostia Museum; Studio Museum in Harlem; the J.Paul Getty Museum in California; Baltimore Museum of Art and Maryland Historical Society. Cherry has also served as a grantmaker, with focus on museums and other cultural institutions. At The Lila Wallace Funds in New York he was a program officer for museums and arts organizations. Between 2002 and 2010 he served on staff at The Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington, D.C., first as Deputy Director for Museums and later as Counselor to the Director.







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