Spiral Q Puppet Theater

A gigantic puppet, a yellow lady with flowers and pearls around her neck, in an urban parade.

Spiral Q Puppet Theater unleashes the power of art to connect people, actions, values, neighborhoods, organizations, and movements to each other and to their collective creative force for change. The troupe was founded in 1995 by Matthew "Mattyboy" Hart in Philadelphia, PA, as a way to use his newfound interest in puppetry, street theatre and pageantry to promote social and political change. To this day, Spiral Q seeks to bring the storytelling techniques of giant puppetry, pageantry, and toy theater to the urban backdrop of Philadelphia, as well as at festivals in the Mid Atlantic states. The troupe seeks to build strong and equable communities characterized by joy, creativity, can do attitudes, and the courage to act on their convictions wherever they go.