Tears of Joy Theatre is nationally recognized for its commitment to excellence and innovation in puppetry. A resident company of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, Tears of Joy is a three-time recipient of American Puppetry's highest honor, the citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry. Tears of Joy touring performers entertain and inspire more than 200,000 people annually in theatres, community centers, festivals and schools throughout the US and abroad.
The mission of Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre is to produce, develop, and present puppet theatre that celebrates the diversity of world cultures, and to teach children and enrich their lives by helping them experience, create and perform art with professional artists.
Tears of Joy Theatre 2012–2013 Season
The Adventures of Perseus — November 9-18, 2012
Puppetz vs. People — November 17, 2012
The Velveteen Rabbit — December 7-9, 2012
Anansi the Spider — February 8-17, 2013
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea — April 12-21, 2013
For tickets and more information, please call 503.248.0557, or 360.695.3050, or visit www.tojt.org.