To produce, develop, and present puppet theatre that celebrates the diversity of world cultures.
To expand the audience experience through exploration, creation, performance, and honest talk about the theatre.
Give our performers the confidence to grow and explore.


“The Reluctant Dragon”. Photo: Chris Harris

“At Tears of Joy Theatre, puppetry is enlarged, taken on stage and combined with the tradition of classical theatrical performing. The company’s beautifully designed puppets will blow you away as they come to life.” Willamette Week