World Puppetry Day is Thursday,

March 21, 2019!

…. and Bellingham, Washington is celebrating with a Puppetry and Mask Festival from March 21st through March 23rd. at the Alternative Library at 519 East Maple Street in downtown Bellingham.

The festival includes a line‐up of local and regional performers in a variety of marionette, mask, string, shadow and stick puppetry media.

The festival begins on Thursday, March 21, at 7:30 pm with an Open Stage event co‐hosted by Eve Smason, jazz pianist, and Max Eberhard, local puppeteer of “PappenSpiel” fame. Seattle performers “Jawbone Puppet Theatre,” and Linda Comer will entertain, followed by interactive audience engagement opportunities and short sketches. Learn how puppets are made, operated, and more.

The Festival continues on Friday and Saturday evenings with a Puppetry Cabaret featuring performers from Olympia, Portland, Seattle, and Bellingham. Performances start at 7:30 pm and tickets can be purchased at altlib.org or at the door for $ 8 to $15 (sliding scale).

A festival pass is available for $20, providing admission to all shows.


Can’t wait? Check out the Puppetry and Storytelling Show on March 16 at the Birdhouse Studio.