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About the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry

Photos from BAGOP eventsThe Boston Area Guild of Puppetry is a chartered guild of the Puppeteers of America (Chapter #9) since 1961. We are an organization of professional puppeteers and puppet enthusiasts located throughout the upper New England area. We hold meetings several times a year at Puppet Showplace Theatre, to share knowledge and ideas, and offer inspiration and support to professional and fledgling puppeteers alike. (See our meeting schedule here.)

The guild offers workshops and consultations in many aspects of puppetry building and performance. Our group includes puppet builders, performers, educators,

Membership benefits include:

• Bi-monthly newsletter, packed with articles and news about local puppetry events

• Listing on our web Directory of puppeteers

• Email list to share news and events

• Scholarships to national festivals

• Discounts on workshops and special events

• Peer Reviews for works in progress

Plus a community of friendly people to share ideas and projects with. Won't you join us? Membership dues are on a sliding scale, you pay whatever amount you can (suggested levels listed below.) The more you contribute, the more money we can put towards scholarships and grants to puppeteers.


Purchase your membership securely online, with Paypal or credit card:

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OR send the following information with your membership dues to: The Boston Area Guild of Puppetry, c/o Puppet Showplace Theatre, 32 Station Street, Brookline, MA 02445

NAME: ____________________________________________
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[ ] Are you a member of Puppeteers of America?

Our membership dues are a sliding scale, you pay whatever you are able. Membership dues support our newsletter, meetings, programs, and scholarships to festivals.

[ ] $15 (Suggested for students)
[ ] $20 (Suggested for individuals)
[ ] $30 (Suggested for individuals or groups who want to contribute more)
[ ] $50 (Will help support our scholarship program) 
[ ] $100 (Will allow us to help even more people get scholarships)

You can also Download a Membership Form to print and mail with your check.

Any questions? Contact our current webmaster John Lechner.

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