Cheryl Capezzuti is a puppet builder and puppeteer in Pittsburgh, PA. She runs Studio Capezzuti, a home base for all interactive projects. Capezzuti is best known for her parade-sized giant puppets and her largest work, the First Night Pittsburgh Parade. She is also a master teaching artist, commissioned puppetmaker, maker of small theatrical works and a giant puppet dance enthusiast. Photo: Elliot Cramer


For the first time ever students are invited to a week in the puppet studio. Join Ms. Capezzuti in her private studio for a week of puppetry and performance. Participants in this week-long experience will learn about Capezzuti’s giant puppet collection, design and build their own giant puppet from start to finish and collaborate to create a puppet dance performance. On Friday, we will join the Citiparks Roving Art Cart at Blue Slide Park to see a puppet show, perform for the community, teach other kids how to make puppets and share a picnic lunch.  Participants should pack a lunch daily. All materials included in the registration fee.
Dates: July 29-August 1
Time: 9 am to 3 pm

Location: Studio Capezzuti, 1509 Termon Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Studio Capezzuti is a 1920’s carriage house full of puppets, located behind Ms. Capezzuti’s home.

Ages: 10-12
Cost: $350

Friday Location: Blue Slide Park, Frick Park