making a theater play for children for us means doing a collaborative works with the children itself.
It's been a while for Papermoon not making a play for kids.
So when there was an invitation from Bangkok International Children Theatre Festival to perform for children, we came up with an idea, of doing workshop and built the story with the children.
On June 2016, we decided to create a new piece with Thai families from underprivileged area in Bangkok along with other applicants who are interested in taking part in the project.
Papermoon brought the idea about "Reading old children books" to create a workshop process especially for parents and their children to learn together for 1 week in puppet making and story telling. We used materials from the workshop to create a new piece, that was premiered at BICT Fest 2016.
And this is what we said about the workshop :
Books are the window of our imagination. "You will never know how big, how wild, and how amazing your imagination is until you read your favorite books! Choose one character that you like from any story that you love...
Bring your books, let's make your favorite character from scratch, ... and bring them alive! " The results of the workshop will be part of the settings of PAPERMOON PUPPET THEATRE's performance . This is the time to see that your art can be part of our stage play!
We built the play from scratch.
We brought 4 main puppets from Yogya, came to Bangkok with a rough idea for the script, did 5 days of workshops where the children built their own puppets, then we built the whole sets for 7 days, and rehearse in Bangkok.. in 3 days!
then, there was born a play, which calls "THE OLD MAN'S BOOKS"
photo credit by Christian Hogue
credit tittle :
scriptwriter & director : Maria Tri Sulistyani
puppet builder : anton fajri, beni sanjaya, pambo priyojati, maria tri sulistyani, iwan effendi, jae sirikarn bunjongtad , and workshop participants
music composer : wulang sunu
puppeteers : anton fajri, beni sanjaya, pambo priyojati, maria tri sulistyani, jae sirikarn bunjongtad, pie
lighting designer : chi
set builder : anton fajri, wulang sunu, beni sanjaya, pambo priyojati, maria tri sulistyani, jae sirikarn, pie