Call for Papers

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Puppetry International #52: Puppets and the Environment

Puppetry International seeks brief articles (max. 2,000 words) on the subject of puppetry and the environment. The climate is changing, and according to the United Nations 6th Assessment Report, we are not taking sufficient measures to avoid wide-ranging and serious impacts on water supply, agriculture, coastal communities, ocean health, earth’s frozen regions and a host of other areas that will directly impact the health of humans and other species. As storytellers, what are puppeteers doing to counter the inadequate response to climate change? How is the puppetry community itself responding through the use of sustainable materials and practices? What can we do on both a local level and through our international networks? We intend a broad exploration of the topic and a style that will appeal to general readers with a keen interest in puppetry, theater, or art in general. Possible topics might include:

  • A profile of a particular theater or artist committed to issues of environmental protection, biodiversity, or lowering the impact of human resource exploitation.
  • A profile of a puppeteer who changed the way we think about sustainability.
  • An examination of a traditional puppet theater that is already being threatened by the effects of climate change.

We also invite articles that explore a wide range of questions, with the following as potential starting points:

  • How can puppetry connect with the worldwide movement of youth demanding action from government and industry? Is this already happening?
  • What are puppets doing to encourage resilience in at-risk communities (such as those facing threats from sea-level rise or desertification)?
  • How does puppetry’s response to current challenges such as racism, authoritarianism, human trafficking or military adventurism intersect with our environmental challenges?
  • How do the alternate performance spaces created by shows filmed with personal devices (often in domestic spaces) and/or posted on platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, YouTube provide a way of influencing behavior on a human level or within institutions?

PI 53 will address Puppetry and War. Articles on this subject may also be submitted at any time.

Please send proposals, query emails, and articles to Andrew Periale ( 

  • Word documents strongly preferred. 
  • See below for full submission guidelines.

Deadline for editor-reviewed submissions: August 1, 2022. 

Deadline for peer-reviewed submissions (see below): June 1, 2022.

Submissions for Peer Review

We aim to publish at least one double-blind peer-reviewed article per issue. These do not need to be on the issue theme. The peer-reviewed section of Puppetry International features articles that explore how the puppet functions dramaturgically, that investigate larger philosophical questions in response to puppets and performing objects, and/or that trace the integral place of puppetry in world performance culture. We especially welcome work by scholars who are pioneering new discoveries based on archival, field, or practice-based research and/or who aim to generate fresh perspectives on how humans

interact with objects in performance. Submissions for peer review should follow the same length (2,000 words, including notes and bibliography) and style restrictions (MLA) as all other articles, but should demonstrate scholarly rigor and original research while

remaining accessible to abroad readership. Longer versions of these articles can be published on our website.

UNIMA-USA is launching a new publication dedicated to puppetry research and theory: PIR review (Puppetry International Research Review). There are previews of the new publication in PI #50 and PI #51. Beyond that, PIR review will be an annual online journal, with submissions accepted at any time.

Email submissions for peer review to peer-review editor Dassia N. 

Posner ( AND to general editor Andrew

Periale ( Word documents preferred. See below

for submission and formatting guidelines.

Deadline for peer-reviewed submissions for PI#52: June 1, 2022.

Book and Performance Reviews

We also seek BOOK reviews (500 words max.) and PERFORMANCE reviews (1, 000 words max). Email performance reviews to editor Andrew Periale ( and book reviews to John Bell ( 

  • Word documents strongly preferred. 
  • See below for full submission guidelines. 

Deadline for book and performance review submissions: August 1, 2022. 

Submission Guidelines for All Articles– PLEASE READ! 

  • Subject line on email: PI 52, author’s last name, key word(s) from title (e.g. PI 52 Bell interview PSchumann). 
  • NO FORMATTING (no columns, embedded images, exotic fonts, different sizes of text, etc.), please, though, of course, use italics where required
  • High-resolution images (300+ dpi at size to be printed, jpegs preferred) should be emailed to the relevant editor(s) as separate files (i.e. not embedded in articles) with permissions information and captions for each image in a separate word file. Obtaining photos and permission to use them is the responsibility of the author. 
  • MLA style for all submissions that contain citations.
  • Please note: While we generally publish new, original writing, we occasionally accept translations of previously published articles if they have not yet appeared in English. 


Revealing Posthuman Encounters in Performance is an intervention to reframe current theatre studies methodologies to attend to the broader spectrum of non-human actors and the crucial ways they exert agency in the theatre event.

multidisziplinäre zeitschrift für mensch-puppen-diskurse / a multidisciplinary journal for human-doll discourses

Call for Papers: Ausgabe 2022
Puppen und Puppenfiguren in Narrativen – historische und gegenwärtige Themen und Motive weltweit in Literatur, Theater, Film, Medien, Alltags- und Populärkulturen

Women & Masks: An Arts-Based Research Conferenz

We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for The International Scientific Conference


Modern times of constant changes and creations in the context of contemporary puppet theater initiated the need for further research and confronting the definition of what is new and still yet unnamed. Diversity in the world of theater and visual arts, the latest scientific achievements, the originality of technological solutions, and the widening art of perception provoked the birth of the LALKA NOVA / NEW PUPPET idea.

The conference will be held from 4th to 7th November 2021 in Wrocław, at the Faculty of Puppetry of the AST National Academy of Theater Arts in Krakow Branch in Wrocław.

The invitation is addressed to lecturers, university students, artists, theater directors, scientists in various fields of science, and theater audiences. We focus our considerations on thematic modules:
new puppet – new history,
new puppet – new theater
new puppet – new actor
new puppet – new technologies
new puppet – theater without a human?

Lectures can take the form of: a lecture, video presentation, performance or any other form that will allow you to fully express your reflections on LALKA NOVA / NEW PUPPET. Speakers will also be able to take part in the conference online. The Scientific Council, established in the first week of September, will select the most interesting lectures on the basis of your abstracts.

The deadline for sending abstracts (up to 1,200 signs) is September 30th, 2021.

We will announce the results of the recruitment by October 10th, 2021.

Application form:

Please send any questions to the following address:

We are looking forward to your participation. See you soon!

Call for Papers: Puppetry International #50

Impulse für die Next Society

Mit einem Buch und einer begleitenden, ständig weiterwachsenden Online- Plattform wollen wir der Frage nachgehen, wie eine gerechtere Kulturpolitik im 21. Jahrhundert aussehen kann.

Neben der Feststellung des Status Quo soll dies in den Veröffentlichungen durch einen Blick in die Zukunft der Kulturlandschaft geschehen.

Kultur:Wandel ist eine Anleitung zum Umdenken kulturpolitischer Verhaltens- und Handlungsmuster und soll politischen Vertreter:innen der Stadt- und Landesparlamente, sowie der Cultural Governance als Impulsgeber dienen.

Ein Aufruf für ein Buchprojekt

chamada para artigos

Ein Aufruf der
REVISTA BRASILEIRA DE ESTUDOS DA PRESENÇA – Brazilian Journal on Presence Studies