Puppets in the Green Mountains

About the event

There are two things parents should give their children: roots and wings. Roots to give them bearing and a sense of belonging, but also wings to help free them from constraints and prejudices and give them other ways to travel (or rather, to fly). -Goethe

Sandglass Theater’s Puppets in the Green Mountains international festival is a premier attraction in Southern Vermont. Since 1997, the festival has welcomed some of the world’s best puppet artists from nearly every continent, drawing a diverse audience from all corners of New England, Quebec, New York City and beyond.

Inspired by Goethe’s words, which take on a contemporary urgency, the 2022 festival spotlit the ROOTS of our shared history and place and the WINGS that allow us to dream and build for the future. Events included performances, workshops, installations, community dialogues, puppet slams and an array of other exciting events!

Video by Willow O’Feral

Thank you to our funders

The 2022 Puppets in the Green Mountains festival was made possible with the generous support of Sandglass Theater’s funders, sponsors, board members, and volunteers. Funding for the upcoming festival is provided in part by The Bay & Paul Foundation,The Brattleboro Food Coop Round Up for Change, The Clowes Fund, The Pricechopper Golub Foundation, The Thomas Thomson Trust, Two West Foundation, The Vermont Humanities Council, Chroma Technologies and The Windham Foundation.This program is supported by a Brattleboro Town Arts Fund grant and made possible by the Arts Council of Windham County.