Mission Statement: The Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh aims to provide an accessible community promoting communication, networking and awareness within the field of puppetry arts.
Established in 2016, the Puppetry Guild of Pittsburgh aims to create a community dedicated to puppetry arts.
Membership in the Guild is open to all, without regard to sex, age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, disability or sexual orientation. Members do not have to be practicing puppeteers or puppet makers. Anyone interested in the art of puppetry is welcome. Current members include ventriloquists, arts educators, librarians, ministers, visual artists, professional puppeteers, as well as people interested in learning more about puppetry. Those interested in learning more about the Guild are invited to come to meetings or slam events. Annual membership dues are $15 for individuals or $20 for families.
The Guild operates with a set of bylaws and a board of officers. Quarterly meetings are held to socialize, share ideas, and to plan for public events. The Guild produces an annual puppet slam, a showcase of member performances that is open to the public. Guild activities are published on the Guild website and Facebook page. Public workshops, including puppet construction and voice for puppeteers are also offered. The Guild is affiliated with Puppeteers of America, a national organization established in 1949.