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.

Starting the Year Right!

We are thrilled to begin the new year together with an exciting membership meeting featuring a conversation with multi-disciplinary visual artist and puppeteer Dr. Schroeder Cherry. In addition to this special talk, we will also share some of the exciting plans we have in store for 2021. Come and meet fellow members as well as our new NCPG Board of Directors!

What: NCPG January Member Meeting
When: Sunday January 17, 2021 at 1pm ET

In Memorium

We are deeply saddened by the loss of fellow puppeteer and American puppetry legend Caroly Wilcox. Below is the featured interview with Caroly in the NCPG Puppetimes newsletter Vol. 55 #5 from Sept-Oct of 2019.

 

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: