Feral Puppets Co.

Here is a video of the mini-crankie created by the audience at the Ithaca Crankie Cabaret, with music by Matthew Ocone.

See our Tips & Tricks page for simple ways to add to your shows.

Buy a Mini-Crankie now online here.


Create an intimate story of your own, illustrate a song, or just share a moving panorama.  These Mini-Crankies are handmade using reclaimed barn wood.  The paper roll is standard 2 ¼” calculator/cash register receipt paper, available anywhere so you can make as many different stories as you want.

Try out these Mini-Crankie Tips & Tricks.

Puppeteers of America Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regional Puppetry Festival, Sept. 20-23, 2018 in Brattleboro, VT

Want to learn more about puppetry?

Puppeteers of America is a national non-profit organization founded in 1937 to provide information, encourage performances, and build a community of people who celebrate puppet theatre.  Everyone is welcome; students, professionals, performers, designers, builders, and just enthusiasts.

Past Performances by Feral Puppets Co.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party starring Donald Trump

Katherine Ambrossio, Andrea Cunliffe, Raplh Ambrossio, puppets by Justin DuPont – performance July 12, 2016 at Troy Kitchen, Troy , NY

A stage reading with puppets.  The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party attended by Alice (Hillary), Mad Hatter (the Donald), March Hare (Sarah P.), and Doormouse (Bernie).  Using quotes from the candidates.

Presented July 12, 2016 at Troy Kitchen, 77 Congress St., Troy , NY 12180.

Noir City Story


A classic film noir pastiche presented as a table top “crankie” shadow play.

Darcy Rickard, Ralph Ambrosio, & Justin DuPont – performance at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY Jan.29, 2016


Cemetery – a table top vignette by Justin DuPont


Feral Puppets Co. is Justin DuPont



also: justindupont.com

Find out more about the fascinating world of puppetry:

Puppeteers of America

Jim Henson Foundation




ADJECTIVE: In a wild state, especially after escape from captivity or domestication.  “a feral cat”
SYNONYMS:  wild · untamed · undomesticated