Kerry Mogg
A Short History of Radical Puppetry The giant puppets we see at demonstrations in Washington DC, Toronto, & Seattle have a long and colorful history

A Women Strike for Peace demo in downtown Detroit, 1965. An early protest against the Vietnam War with giant puppets influenced by Bread & Puppet Threatre. —FE file photo

“Puppets are not cute, like muppets. Puppets are effigies and gods and meaningful creatures.”

—Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet Theatre