Video submissions are now being accepted for the BOOM Jam Puppet Slam, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s November 14 virtual event in collaboration with BOOM Concepts streamed by the City of Asylum. Videos must be family-friendly. These can be older videos or new videos! Puppeteers of all levels are welcome.

This is a super exciting opportunity to be shown alongside internationally renowned puppeteer, Tarish Jeghetto Pipkins! Tarish is originally from Clairton, Pa, and is one of the founders of ‘First Fridays’ in Garfield. His legacy in Pittsburgh continues on and we have a special opportunity for our young creatives to learn with him! Other puppeteers include former teaching artist and F.I.N.E. Artist, Felicia Cooper; former F.I.N.E. Artist, Dave English; Paulette Richards from Atlanta, Georgia; and emerging puppeteer and Pittsburgh native who grew up with the Margo Lovelace Theater, DS Kinsel.

Puppet Karaoke is a collaborative performance project of Dave English and DS Kinsel. It is exactly what it sounds like: – karaoke using puppets! Puppet Karaoke provides a unique new way to perform your favorite tunes or explore new music with friends and family. Don’t have a great voice? Not sure about Karaoke? Curious about the wonderful world of puppets? Need a place to express yourself? Puppet Karaoke provides the place for performers across the experience to have a rocking hip hop rolling good time.