Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Sarah Frechette

Puppetkabob is an award-winning touring puppet company founded in 2001 by artist Sarah Frechette. Sarah is a puppeteer, artist and arts educator whose work has been experienced in Theaters, Museums, Art Galleries, TV and Film.

Puppetkabob's show "The Snowflake Man" is inspired by New England farmer Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley, pioneer of snowflake photography. This UNIMA-USA award winning production blends czech-style marionettes, miniatures, pop-up paper art, music and live storytelling to magical effect!

Puppetkabob's Quilt inspired shadow show "Under Night Sky" unravels stories from the Underground Railroad, an Irish Memory Quilt and a colorful Rag Coat. This production blends hand-held lights, illustrated paper puppets, composed music, and character storytelling to create a style of cinematic puppetry that flows like film.

Puppetkabob's rod puppet show "What The Moon Saw" is a combination of Hans Christian Anderson's Thumbelina and The Ugly Duckling. In collaboration with the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline, MA ~ this show was awarded an NEFA touring grant in 2014!

Sarah Frechette's roser-style marionette "Wally" and "What The Moon Saw" puppets & sets were on display as part of 2018 Puppets: World on a String exhibit at the Shelburne Museum, VT.

Sarah Frechette has joined the Vermont Teaching Artist Roster! She conducts puppet making workshops and artist-in-residency programs combining puppetry art with core curriculum.

Additional Links: 
The Snowflake Man "sizzle" is a show teaser. Edited in the 1920s silent film style.
Puppetkabob conducted a Shadow Puppet Residency at the Integrated Arts Academy. RETN filmed the 3-5th grade students original shadow puppet shows

I Have Worked With

  • May 2018

    Presented Puppetkabob's lastest work-in-progress "Dirty Gerts" ~ a pop-up puppet show! 

    LICM has hosted the Puppetkabob reperitoir: "The Snowflake Man", "Under Night Sky", and "What The Moon Saw"

  • April 2018

    Performed "Order Of Wolf" and work-in-progress "Dirty Gerts" at the upcoming 6th New Orleans International Puppetry Festival

    Also performed at the NOLA Giant Puppet Festival in 2017, 2014, 2013 & 2012

  • April 2018

    Presented Puppetkabob's latest work-in-progress "Dirty Gerts" at the Skirball Puppet Festival

    Previous Shows: "The Snowflake Man"


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

First Name: 
Job Title/Position: 
Puppeteer, Artist, Arts Educator
Mailing Address: 
201 Musket Circle
Georgia, VT 05468
Physical Address: 
201 Musket Circle
Georgia, VT 05468
Last Name: 


Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Puppet
Additional Disciplines: 
Media - Animation
Media - Film
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Playwriting
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - Carving
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Paper
Visual/Crafts - Wood / Bark
Year Founded: 
Populations Served: 
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Puppeteers of America
Union Internationale de la Marionnette - USA
B.F.A in Puppetry Arts from the University of Connecticut
2011 UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellent for "The Snowflake Man". 2009 Creation Development Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. 2004-2005 Meisterklasse Studies in String Puppetry from Studio Albrecht Roser.
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
"The Snowflake Man" requires access to a power outlet.
"Under Night Sky" requires access to a power outlet and PA System.
Residencies and Workshops often require tables, chairs and power outlet access.
"What The Moon Saw" requires access to a PA System and Lighting System.
Fee Range Minimum: 
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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Puppetry from UConn
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