Puppets in Paradise

About the Event

Puppets in Paradise brings together artists and audiences for a two-day celebration of puppetry and theater arts set in the beautiful agrarian landscape of Southern Vermont. This premier biennial family event is produced in collaboration with Retreat Farm, a prominent feature of the Brattleboro landscape for 180 years. At Puppets in Paradise audiences will walk around the farm and encounter short-form puppet performances, theater artists and musicians amidst the fields, historic barns and animals. Food and refreshments from local vendors add to the delight of a beautiful day.

Last year Sandglass welcomed an exciting roster of first-time and returning performers:

Fly, Break-Fast Puppets

Magnificent Monster Circus, CactusHead Puppets

Jeghetto’s Pop Up Variety Show, Jeghetto

Subway Creatures, Samantha Sing

The King’s Justice, Stoph Scheer.

Hugo and Claude, Shoshana Bass, in collaboration with Kirk Murphy.

Bee Resilient, Sova Dance & Puppet Theater

Selections From Conference of the Birds, directed by Eric Bass and Mackenzie Doss in collaboration with the New England Youth Theater.

Bug, Jana Zeller

To Sheep To Dream, Choreographer Virginia Scholl and Director Gabriel Pasculli

See you in 2025!

Thank you to our 2023 funders

Puppets in Paradise is sponsored by Landmark College, Oak Meadow and M&T Bank, with additional funding from the Windham Foundation, The Thomas Thompson Trust, Brattleboro Savings and Loan, The Two West Foundation, The Vermont Arts Council with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.