In addition to her work with Purple Rock Productions, puppeteer Rolande Duprey also has designed and built sets, costumes and masks for various productions. She is now a teaching artist with the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

These are some images from her portfolio. For more information, contact her at For some information on how she builds the puppets for Purple Rock Productions, go to the building puppets page.


Butterfly rod puppets from "The Insect Play", designed and directed for Anniesland College students. To watch a video clip of this production, go to:


Puppets, masks and costumes designed for "Well Wishes" at the University of Connecticut. For more information on this production, click here.


Flat puppets, tap dancing pyramids, and set for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat", designed for Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.


Puppet stage with movable parts, rod puppets, shadow puppets, designed for the Old State House in Hartford, Connecticut.


Costumes for "Caucasian Chalk Circle", designed for the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.


Puppets, masks and set pieces designed for "Donde Estas" by the Judy Dworin Performance Ensemble and Trinity College.


Costumes, set pieces, puppets designed for "Earthdance" by the Judy Dworin Performance Ensemble.


jonkonnu mask

Jonkonnu masks built for production of "Marisol" at Wesleyan University.


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Masks and puppets designed for

National Theatre of the Deaf's "Peer Gynt".


Directed & designed "Turtle Island" at Country Day Creative Arts in New Orleans.


"Prima Dona Mushroom" and other puppets designed and built for Czech American Marionette Theatre.


Costumes, Set, Puppets, Program designed for "Trojan Women" at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.


Set designed for "Museum" at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts.


"Violet", a 35-foot dragon, designed for the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry. For information on how to hire the dragon, see


Places Rolande Has Taught:

University of Hartford’s Hartt Community Summer School.

Anniesland College, with SMPC, Glasgow, Scotland.

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Hartford, Connecticut.

Queens College, New York.

Manchester Community College, Manchester, Connecticut.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Mansfield, Connecticut.

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut.

The Neighborhood Place, New Haven, Connecticut.

Country Day Creative Arts, New Orleans, Louisiana.

LEARN: A regional educational service center, New London, Connecticut.

Hartford Children’s Theatre, Hartford, Connecticut.

National Theatre of the Deaf, then located in Chester, Connecticut.

South Windsor High School, South Windsor, Connecticut.

Puppeteers of America National Festival, Bryn Mahr, Pennsylvania.