The Planning has begun for Puppet Homecoming, the Joint Regional Festival of the Northeast Region and the Mid Atlantic Region of Puppeteers of America. If you would like to get notifications about that Festival as information comes out, be sure to follow the website, www.puppethomecoming.org as well as the Facebook Page for Puppet Homecoming: Puppet Homecoming 2022 as well as the Northeast Region of Puppeteers of America Facebook Page and the MidAtlantic Region of Puppeteers of America Facebook page. More sources of information, like Instagram, will be coming in the next few months.
These festivals, like Virtual Puppet Con, are created by volunteers from the Regions. We need YOU! If you would like to find out more about volunteering at any stage of the planning, or to offer some kind of resource, be sure to contact the NERD (Northeast Regional Director) Homeslice (Eric) Weiss or the MARD (Mid Atlantic Regional Director) Brendan Schweda.
The plan is to hold the festival at Coney Island USA, a 40-year-old non-profit arts organization & venue in Brooklyn, NY. The first hurdle to cross is figuring out housing. Then the event planning will start in earnest in January, with a budget proposal submission to the Puppeteers of America Festival Committee and Budget and Finance Committee.
Announcements should start being made in February. Stay in touch with these two Regions of more information.
There IS a plan to include a virtual component to Puppet Homecoming, with the next incarnation of Virtual Puppet Con. If you are interested in being considered for this committee team, please contact your Regional Director to start the volunteer application process.
Thank you for your support of Virtual Puppet Con: Northeast Edition 2021. We hope to see you next year at Puppet Homecoming 2022!