Recipient of the Goddard Presidential Award for Activism, 2012

Biography

Peter Schumann is the founder and director of the Bread & Puppet Theater. Born in Silesia, now Poland, he was a sculptor and dancer in Germany before moving to the United States in 1961. In 1963, he founded Bread & Puppet in New York City, and in 1970, Schumann and his company were invited to come to Goddard  as the College’s first Theater-in-Residence. From 1970 to 1974, hundreds of Goddard students participated in Bread and Puppet workshops, parades, and demonstrations and toured with the Theater. Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country.