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.

SAVE THE DATE!

MAKE-A-THON:

OCTOBER 2-4

This is a chance for you to work on your creative projects at home with the company and engagement of other imaginative minds!

 * Details to be shared soon!* 

POT-POURRI

OCTOBER 11TH

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!* 

Member Meeting

November 8th, 2020 at 1pm ET

PROGRAMMING UPDATE

ELECTIONS

WORKSHOP

SOCIAL HOUR

Your voice matters!
Please respond to our member survey so we can plan the

best year of programming.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download the Sept-Oct 2020 issue below: