“…the puppets she creates were more than just objects; they were symbols of a shared community experience.”

–“How Monsters can Create Community” in Puppetry Journal

 

Workshop making pedicab toppers for First Night Parade.

Public workshops are a big part of Capezzuti’s artistic practice. Most of her community-made parades and performances are built workshop-style with people from all walks of life. Be a part of this public process–come to a workshop! Check out the Event link for more information.

Workshop at Braddock Library

Cheryl Capezzuti is on the faculty at Falk Lab School, in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. If you have an interest in teaching puppetry in a school setting, come visit! She runs the middle school art studio, collaborates with teachers on integrated visual arts projects and makes a lot of puppets with students.

Here’s a link for more information about Falk Lab School: https://falkschool.pitt.edu/

Introduction to Animatronics at Falk.

Capezzuti is a seasoned educator. Prior to joining the Faculty at Falk Lab School she completed more than 50 projects through the Artist-in-Residence program of the PA Council on the Arts. In 2017 she was awarded the PA Middle Level Educator of the Year award from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She currently presents on a wide variety of arts integration topics to the education community and designs workshops for all levels of artists, teachers and puppetmakers.

 

Top quote from:

“How Monsters Can Create Community” by Michael J. Vetere III and Samantha Anne Maggio in the Puppetry Journal, a Publication of Puppeteers of America, Winter 2018