PGOGNY is the central hub for the puppet community in the greater NY area offering workshops taught by leading professionals in the field, discount tickets to shows, and performance opportunities.
Founded by puppeteer Lea Wallace,
and a Board of NY Metro Area puppeteers, the guild has always been, and still is, a place that fosters community, friendship, and a sense of family through face to face gatherings.
Lois Corwin, Geoff Jones and Carol Sterling, doing their one-minute improv piece, from the January Guild meeting, 2018. Photo by Marshall Katzman.
Meetings: We gather five times a year, with a variety of activities, discussion topics, special guests, and, of course, a pot luck.
Member Nights: We plan group nights out to an event or show in the city (with a special discount) and, sometimes, an exclusive talkback afterwards.
Workshops: We host mini workshops by special guests in devising, puppetry, and building.
Benefits of being a member
Free attendance to the bi-monthly meetings
Discounts to shows for PGOGNY member nights
Discounts at certain suppliers, like Canal Rubber
Subscription to our monthly newsletter, Puppet Master
Meet and Greet
Looking for a puppeteer or puppet builder? New to the city and want to know where to go for all things puppet? Contact us, and we can get you started!
Jim Henson's PGOGNY membership card form 1973 and 1984