Based in the Bay Area, we tour throughout the west coast performing at schools, theaters, libraries and festivals. When not performing, we are in the studio several days a week building new characters for our repertoire.
The Fratello Marionettes began entertaining audiences in 1989 by bringing the ancient art of marionettes to audiences throughout the world. We have toured extensively throughout the United States and internationally.
The Fratello Marionettes produce high quality marionette shows using the “cabaret style” of manipulation. In this truly American style, the puppet and puppeteer perform in full view of the audience. Our shows present intricately handcrafted marionettes that range in size from one foot to three feet tall. Our shows are geared for children of all ages, and some of our work is performed without dialog. These music-based programs are designed to surmount the language barrier.