Paper Puppet Workshop


Date: Tuesday 02 Feb, 2016 - Tuesday 09 Feb, 2016
Time: 04:30 pm - 06:00 pm
Venue: Theatrical Association at the Heart of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Dates: 2, 9 February

It is an intensive one-day training in work with paper and experiment the possibilities of paper as object and puppet. Participants will enjoy the mixture between visual theatre elements and the puppet theatre techniques. The workshop will provide a platform to develop their own ideas. The workshop aims to share a simple, accessible way of puppetry to children and teachers.  This method offers a complex and joyful approach to puppetry introducing object theatre by using paper. The paper offers an infinite number of variations for use, thus also to make puppets and to transform an improvised story into reality. To make up the workshop first we are using the tools of drama pedagogy and on the other hand, the Puppet Theater and visual theatre components. We wish to facilitate a culture of thinking through puppetry in which students feel empowered to develop their own original ideas.

Age range: 6-12 years old.  

About Trainer:

Reka Deak is a Master of Directing in Contemporary Theatre from the Art University- Marosvásárhely – Romania. She studied stage design for Alternative and Puppet Theatre at the Academy of Performing Arts in Czech Republic. She is working as a puppeteer since 2006 at the Ariel- Children and Youth Theatre. Founder and CEO of Babu Association in Romania. Babu supports the work of the puppeteers since 2012.Reka had many experiences in working with children and adults and worked as stage and puppet designer in Europe and Arab countries. She will be leading the wonder box making workshop.


Macadi Nahhas’s puppetry workshops and performances are in collaboration with Maqam Productions.

This workshop is free of charge. 

To register please contact Maraya Art Centre on +971 6 556 6555 or by email at