“The creator of the enchanting puppets featured in the annual Downtown First Night parade and progenitor of the National Lint Project has provided joy to thousands of people over several decades.”

–Mary Thomas in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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 fitness enthusiast.

Photo Credit: Elliott Kramer

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