Meet Their Maker


Maggie Whalen, Director of Magpie Puppets, a one-woman hand puppet theater, has been performing puppet shows for children and adults since 1969.

In 1971, Maggie founded and directed Poor People's Puppets in NYC, which performed in its own storefront theater from 1971 to 1974. She has worked with the Bread & Puppet Theatre in Vermont and Luna Theater, formerly of Somerville, MA.

In addition to performing, Maggie teaches puppet-making workshops and builds custom-made puppets for theaters, filmmakers and individuals. She is an active member of the Boston Area Guild of Puppetry.


  • Article by Amy Swain, The Somerville Times, June 13, 2015

    Magpie Magic at Puppet Palooza
    Magpie Puppets promotes fun and entertainment first and foremost. However, this show's inherent message of equality is important for people of all ages.

  • Boston Area Guild of Puppetry

  • (a project of New England Foundation for the Arts)

  • Curious George Workshop
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