The University of Connecticut hosted the International Puppetry Conference on April 1-3, and it was an amazing event for all 160+ scholars, puppeteers, and students who attended.
See the IPC website for more information.
The conference sought to explore new approaches to critical thinking and theorizing about puppetry and performing objects of all kinds, and to bring new multidisciplinary views to bear on the subject of puppetry—conceived in the broadest terms—in order to enrich, expand, and enliven the field of discourse. The conference was the first large-scale international scholarly puppetry conference in the U.S.
An anthology of articles first presented as papers at the conference is now in preparation, edited by Claudia Orenstein of Hunter College, Dassia Posner of Northwestern University, and John Bell of the Ballard Institute.
We hope to post images and video documentation of the conference on this site. Stay tuned!
Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance
802 Bolton Rd., Unit 1127 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1127
860- 486- 0339 (BIMP)