Professor, Puppet Arts
Director, Puppet Arts Program
BA from Monclair State College in Speech/Technical Theatre; MFA from University of Connecticut in Puppet Arts. Professor Roccoberton has worked as professional Puppet Artist since 1972; for more than 15 years he has toured popular puppet performances to schools, libraries, colleges, theatres and museums from Washington, DC, to Montreal, both with his own troupe, THE PANDEMONIUM PUPPET COMPANY, and with students from the University of Connecticut and THE INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PUPPETRY ARTS. He is recognized worldwide as a leading advocate for the Puppet Arts in the United States and abroad. He serves as a counselor for the Professional Training Commission of the Union Internationale de la Marionenette which has its center in Charleville-Mezieres, France. Recently, he was elected to the Board of Trustees of UNIMA-USA.