Artist Bio

Since 1979, John Potocnik and Carol Mandigo, co-founders of the Catskill Puppet Theater, have been touring internationally, enchanting audiences of all ages with their spectacular puppets and delightful musical productions. Combining backgrounds in art, music, drama, and American folk culture, they reach more than 75,000 people annually with their high-quality children’s theater. The company has received accolades from such premiere venues as the Calgary, Winnipeg, and Ottawa International Children’s Festivals, the New England Puppetry Series, and the New York State Museum. The Catskill Puppet Theater shines equally indoors on a big stage or outdoors on a festival lawn.