Watch the Puppetista Pageant Video


The Puppetista Pageant at the 2016 SOA Watch Border Convergence was a powerful show of art and imagination in action:

imaginecStreettheater, extravagant political puppets made from the debris of a culture gone mad, channeling your political convictions and creativity into an expression of life affirming resistance, visionary community living and building, feeling integrated into and valued by the SOA Watch community, all this and more is waiting for you simply by, JOINING THE PUPPETISTAS!

As in prior years at the vigil at the gates of Fort Benning, a creative, sometimes crazy, certainly zany cast of characters will gather this October in Tucson and Nogales, Arizona/ Sonora from around the country, organize themselves as the inspired Puppetistas and create the puppets and pageantry that has become an integral expression of the SOA Watch resistance movement.

You too could be amongst them, building puppets from discarded cardboard, planning, painting, plotting, cooking and eating together, learning to walk on stilts, or how to turn a bucket into a drum to beat the messages of social justice and hope. All are welcome, all are valued. Come for a week, a day, 2 hours, or see us on the days of the rally and find the role for you.

For more info and to get involved with the Puppetistas, contact Coleman Smith at or 828-301-6683