After thirty nine years, hundreds of puppets and dozens of productions, the Robert Rogers Puppet Company has made thousands of appearances in performing arts centers, universities, museums and schools across the country. Internationally, he has appeared in the Neopolis Children’s Theater Festival in Nabeul, Tunisia; the Global Puppet Theater Festival in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; the World Puppet Festival in Prague, the Czech Republic; the Puppets Up! Festival in Almonte, Canada; the Children’s Palace in Beijing, the People’s Republic of China; and FANA, the Foundation for the Assistance of Abandoned Children in Bogota, Colombia.
Robert has devoted much time to teaching young people the art of puppetry as a means of self-expression, and has been an advocate of integrating the performing arts into the public school curriculum. In 1999 He established The American Puppetry Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students explore topics of study in the classroom by means of puppet-making and dramatic arts workshops and residencies.
Robert received his B.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. He was also the subject of an episode of the PBS television series, Expressions, produced by WSKG-TV.