The Squeaking Tribe

SqTribe

Hey there! We are The Squeaking Tribe, a touring exhibition of marionettes and interactive effigies that have been delighting audiences and connoisseurs of the creative arts for over 25 years. Established in 1996 by myself, Sol, and now joined by my Canadian wife and partner, Sara Lee, we meticulously create by hand thousands of individual, fully-functioning marionette puppets for performance, play and aesthetic display, travelling our gallery of strange innovations and visionary tributes wherever our story takes us.

Every marionette we make, whether part of a select series or a unique one-off design, is an original piece of performative art which can be used to act out stories and fables, entertain audiences or educate people as a teacher’s aid. Displayed individually, they inspire people with both their colour and character and act as an important reminder of the age-old craft of storytelling. Taken altogether as an elaborate display, we evoke an immersive wonderland of the imagination where people of all ages can explore and experiment with the Lost World of puppetry.

We invite you to join us on our weird and wonder-filled ride!

Performances at Anywhere Festival

Acknowledgement of Traditional Custodians

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we present Anywhere Festival, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, Turrbal and Yuggera Peoples. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and emerging - and acknowledge the important role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their stories continue to play.