Mery Cheung with Heather Rose Piper, Megan Barbour and Virginia Wang

Mery Cheung with Heather Rose Piper, Megan Barbour and Virginia Wang


Mery Cheung is a visual artist in painting and photography with a background in theatrical performance and production. She recently performed at the National Puppetry Conference, Great Small Works Spaghetti Dinner, The Tank, La MaMa Puppet Slam and at previous Puppet Playlists. Mery is a puppeteer on Four Seasons with Chinese Theatre Works and is currently exploring songwriting and devising plays for puppet theater. By activating song and symbolic imagery, her objective is to engage audiences to reconsider ways society has written history to benefit the single narrative. Visit and @balancedisorder on instagram

Heather Rose Piper specializes in puppet fabrication, performance, scenic painting and animation. While attending The School of The Art Institute of Chicago Heather discovered her love for puppet theater through Blair Thomas. She has been a member of Rough House Puppet theater in Chicago, as well as Midnight Radio Show performing free shows in public gardens and a previous performer for Puppet Playlist. Her fabrication and painting skills can also be seen at Gulliver’s Gate in Times Square and Macy’s 34th Christmas window displays. She is interested in collaborative large scale puppetry and repurposing of recycled materials in art making. To see more visit or instagram @piedpiperpuppets

Megan Barbour is a puppet builder and textile artist. Her work has been featured in Stuffed Magazine, Greenpoint Gallery, Eve-N-Odd Gallery and the annual Plush You! Exhibition. Her puppets have performed in the short film The Consultation (Filmshop Film Festival, 2017), The Magic Jukebox: NYC World Tour (NY Fringe Festival, 2015), The Magic Jukebox Vol 1 (The Serious Theatre Collective, 2014). Find her on instagram: @meganbarbour

Virginia Wang got her start in puppetry with Chinese Theatre Works in NYC. She’s performed at Asia Society, United Nations International School and Flushing Town Hall. She is a recent participant in the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Puppetry Conference. When not working on software (her day job) or thinking about her next show, she’s dreaming of being outdoors or busy with her new role on the board of Leviathan Lab, a non-profit theater company advancing Asian-American performing artists & their work.