Puppetistas Unite! in Richmond

An exhibition and series of puppet performances exploring social justice, curated by artist Tania Padilla

Visit our exhibition and performances of work by puppet troupes and independent puppeteers from across the nation who hold the common thread of engaging audiences with stories and characters to generate awareness of environmental and civil rights issues, festively create positive change and put puppets into the hands of a future generation.

Step away from the fast paced world technology!  Suspend disbelief! Envision change and take part in the storytelling! Create a new world, and bring it to life!

Opening Performances, Food Tasting and puppet making workshops hosted by Puppet Medicine:
December 19th at 11: 00 am and 12:30 pm at the entrance to WIC office, Richmond Health Center

Carlitos and the Magic Garden: A puppet show about healthy eating by Puppet Medicine
Shoe Puppets by Luz Gaxiola
Emily Butterfly and the Puppet Crooners

Through January 23, second floor exhibition:

Puppet Artists and Troupes:
Apocalypse Puppet Theatre
Shadow puppets and Performance

Bread and Puppet
Photo Retrospective

Big Tadoo Puppet Crew
Photo Retrospective

David Morley
Marionettes and Giant Puppets

Emily Butterfly
Puppets and documentation of puppet shows with incarcerated mothers

Roots and Shoots
Peace Dove Project

Tania Padilla
Puppets from the film Circo Oscuro

Wise Fool
Giant Puppets and Masks

Richmond Health Center
100 38th St.
Richmond, CA  94805
(enter via 39th and Bissell Streets)

This exhibition and puppet performances were made possible by Contra Costa Health Services, East Bay Community Foundation, First 5 Alameda County Every Child Counts, First 5 Contra Costa, Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation, Eucalyptus Fund, HEAL Collaborative, Laird Norton Family Foundation, Marguerite Fund, National Endowment for the Arts, San Francisco Foundation, and the generous support of donors like you.