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Grandmother Spider narrates Paperhand's production of In the Heart of the Fire

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s In the Heart of the Fire Comes with a Beautiful Message

The discovery of fire was probably the deciding moment that made humans what we are. From fire, came civilization, and from there industrialization, and to where we are today. Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s 19th Annual Giant Puppet Pageant for All Ages: In the Heart of the Fire investigates humanity’s relationship with fire. According to the Saxapahaw,… Read More ›

"The Painted Bird" features a field creature band (photo courtesy Paperhand Puppet Intervention)

Paperhand Puppet Intervention’s Latest Puppet Pageant, “The Painted Bird,” Opens on Aug. 8th

Saxapahaw, NC-based Paperhand Puppet Intervention will present The Painted Bird, its 15th Annual Puppet Pageant for All Ages, at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday from Aug. 8th to Sept. 7th in the Forest Theatre on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus and at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12-14 at the North Carolina Museum of… Read More ›

It’s Not Easy Being Green: Paperhand Embarks on Another Epic Journey in “City of Frogs” at UNC

Paperhand Puppet Intervention is a cultural treasure of the Old North State, and Tarheels should turn out in droves whenever and wherever the Paperhand puppeteers are performing their left-wing political parables. Even when the plot is extremely convoluted, as the story of “City of Frogs” is, the irrepressible puppeteers and musicians of Paperhand Puppet Intervention make each scene invigorating. Bravo!

"The Serpent’s Egg" opens Aug. 5th

“The Serpent’s Egg” Retells the Story of Eve and the Snake, Paperhand Puppet Intervention Style

“Every year, Paperhand Puppet Intervention creates a giant puppet show/pageant in the summer using masks, stilts, giant puppets, painted flats, and shadows to tell stories, make spectacles, and illuminate myths,” explains Paperhand co-founder and ‘The Serpent’s Egg’ director Donovan Zimmerman.


“This show is just the culmination of our latest thoughts, dreams, and musings,” remarks Donovan Zimmerman. “It is inspired by the world we live in as well as the power of story in all of our lives.”