Masterclass with Roman Paska




Teatro da Trindade - Salão Nobre
15 May from 3pm to 5pm (Wed)


Admittance in order of registration after payment   Fee: 5€   Language: English


A unique opportunity to get to know the exquisite and visionary work of Roman Paska, who will present his documentary Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy at Cinemateca, on 20 May, at 7pm.

For: Puppeteers, actors, directors, scenographers, dancers, visual artists, performing arts students

No. of participants: 30

Language: English

Fee: 5 euros

Deadline for applications: 14 May

Admittance in order of registration after payment


Info and registrations

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Puppet theatre artist, writer and filmmaker Roman Paska will discuss his work in relation to major trends in puppet theatre of the early 21st century, focusing on his interest in the nature of the puppet and puppet identity. With an illustrated survey of his ‘Theatre for the Birds’ and ‘Dead Puppet’ productions, the discussion will interrogate existing notions and definitions of puppetry, consider how contemporary theories have evolved through new approaches to performance, and examine current challenges facing the puppet-as-object in order to ask, “Is the future puppet theatre?”



Roman Paska is a writer, director, filmmaker and puppeteer whose original productions, under two successive company names, Theatre for the Birds and Dead Puppet, include The End of the WorldGod Mother RadioDead Puppet Talk and Schoolboy Play, which was commissioned by Linz '09 European Capital of Culture and presented in 2010 at FIMFA Lx10, in the National Theatre. He directed August Strindberg's Dreamplay with puppets for its centennial at the Stockholm Stadsteater, and for several years was director of the Institut International de la Marionnette in France. His magical-realist documentary feature, Rehearsal for a Sicilian Tragedy, with John Turturro, premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2009, and has since been seen at the Hamptons Film Festival, Lincoln Center and BAM.