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Barbara Paulson (she/her)

Teaching Artist & Course Leader

Building the Classroom Community

For 25 years Barbara Paulson has had the great fortune to live the transient and transformative life of a puppeteer. Schooled on the road and mentored by professionals, Paulson is a founding member of Vermont’s No Strings Marionette Company. She has created, produced and directed countless professional and student productions, with the intent of connecting people to themselves and one another through story. Barbara shares her passion for puppetry as a teaching artist, encouraging students from 3 to 93 to fearlessly examine the cycle of creation and revision as they make meaningful connections to original and inspired work. Bachelor of Science degrees in Art and Zoology ingrained foundational tools that launch Barbara’s brain into the non stop creative processes of puppetry.


Barbara and her partner Dan Baginski are the creative masterminds that make up No Strings Marionette Company, which will perform as Artists-in-Residence at the Project Design Lab.


Barbara is available to collaborate with your school team to design a Thriving Communities Project at the PDL, and support implementing your project with a teaching artist residency next year.

Barbara Paulson (she/her)
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