Thank you so much to the Jim Henson Foundation for awarding us with the
2021 Allelu Award

The International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC (also stylised as IPFFNYC or Puppet Fringe NYC) is a biannual puppet theater fringe festival hosted by Teatro SEA in the Lower East Side of New York City. The festival had its 1st edition in 2018, at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, and featured puppet shows, short films and artist talks with international puppet theater companies. The Puppet Fringe Festival is the first ever international fringe festival dedicated to puppetry.
This year, we are joining efforts with the Museum of the City of New York to celebrate the exhibition Puppets of New York and celebrate for the first time ever Puppet Week in the city of New York. 


The Second International Puppet Fringe Festival is produced by Teatro SEA (,  The Clemente ( and Manuel Antonio Morán (Grupo MORÁN).

Teatro SEA

Established in 1985, SEA (Society of the Educational Arts, Inc.), is the premiere Bilingual Arts-in-Education Organization and Latino Children’s Theatre in the United States. Its celebrated programs include school, outdoor, community and main stage performances, workshops and residencies, among others. The organization, established by Dr. Manuel A. Morán, currently has offices in San Juan, New York, and Florida. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary in 2010, SEA opened a brand new state-of-the-art performance space at “The Clemente” Teatro SEA, the nation’s only Latino Children’s Theatre.

The Clemente

The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center Inc. (The Clemente) is a Puerto Rican/Latino cultural institution that has demonstrated a broad-minded cultural vision and a collaborative philosophy. The Clemente’s houses and promotes artists and performance events. The Clemente provides spaces uniquely adaptable to the creative vision and goals of theatrical and dance production companies, start-ups, film and fashion shoots, special events, festivals and others wishing to test new grounds in facilities unlikely to be found elsewhere in the city.


An independent presenting/producing group under the direction of Manuel Moran, which boosts a create team of seasoned creative professionals that has the multi-disciplinary capabilities and experience to be a comprehensive producing agency. The main objective of the MORAN Group is to create high production value: digital video for film/television, theatrical events for main stage, and educational publications that inspire people to action and enrich target audiences.


Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), The Museum of the City of New York, Latea Theater and The Center for Puppetry Arts.

Disclaimer: The International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC is a production of The Society of the Educational Arts,, The Moran Group and their collaborators. None of these organizations are associated with The Present Theatre Company, Inc., The New York International Fringe Festival or FringeNYC.

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