Newsletter UNIMA Österreich

Liebes Mitglied von UNIMA-Österreich,

von 6.-12. März 2014 findet in Wels das 23. Internationale Figurentheaterfestival statt.


Für UNIMA-Österreich Mitglieder gelten, gegen Vorlage des gültigen Mitgliedsausweises, die ermäßigten Eintrittspreise. Bitte zahle deinen Mitgliedsbeitrag für 2014 auf folgendes Konto ein:

Konto: 20010936870

BLZ: 14200

IBAN: AT601420020010936870


lautend auf: UNIMA Zentrum Österreich

Der aktuelle Mitgliedsausweis für 2014 wird nach Bezahlung des Mitgliedsbeitrages zugesandt, oder kann gegen Vorlage des Einzahlungsbeleges im Festivalbüro des Internationalen Welser Figurentheaterfestivals abgeholt werden.

WICHTIG: Der UNIMA-Österreich Mitgliedsausweis ist nur zusammen mit einem Lichtbildausweis gültig.

Wir freuen uns auf deinen Besuch beim Festival in Wels.

Liebe Grüße

Gerti Tröbinger

Schriftführerin UNIMA-Österreich



Nel numero 64/65, dicembre 2013, della rivista ‚TEATRI DELLA DIVERSITA‘, diretta da Vito Minoia, edita come sempre in una splendida versione tipografica, molti significativi interventi sul teatro, fra cui si segnalano LE MARCHE: RI-CERCARE COOPERANDO di vari autori e LA MARIONETTA TRA IL PARLARE E L’ESSERE resoconto di Mariano Dolci del Convegno di MARIONETTE ET THERAPIE svoltosi nel settembre 2013 a Charleville-Mézières in concomitanza con il Festival Mondiale della Marionetta. (A.S.)

Quick start for new year of change and more…

Bishop Desmond Tutu with his alter egos Tutu  & Tata on ZA News

Bishop Desmond Tutu with his alter egos Tutu & Tata on ZA News

Quick start for new year of change and more…posted by Gary

Let me tell you about Africa – the dark continent.  Besides entertaining my two little boys, which was a full-time job, I did get to start shooting a documentary film on ‚Puppetry and Politics‘ for the international conference of the same name, which is scheduled to take place 20-22 November in Charleville-Mezieres in France.

Some of the wonderful artists whom I recently interviewed in South Africa, all working in puppetry related to politics in some way were Thierry Casuto, producer of ZA News, Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones from Handspring Puppet Company, Cindy Mkaza, head of UNIMA South Africa, Janni Younge from Handspring, Aja Marneweck, who directs puppetry productions and runs workshops internationally and Conrad Koch, with his ventriloquist puppet Chester. Conrad has his own TV show, where he interviews local politician and sends up the political highs and lows in South Africa.

If anyone is interested in attending the the conference in late-November in France, please do get in touch.

CANADA/ Arlyn Awards 2014


The Arlyn Award is a world-wide search for „truly outstanding“ design in puppet theatre. It is an international contest and is awarded biennially. The recipient in 2012 was the UK’s Jonathan Storey’s 2010 production Jack Pratchard.

The Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in Puppet Theatre and the prize endowment fund are administered by the Arlyn Award Society, an independent, charitable-tax status society registered in British Columbia, Canada. The Arlyn Award is for an individual production, not a designer’s body of work.

Every two years the Society’s Board of Directors selects a three-member international jury. Each jury sets their own criteria and their decision is final and cannot be altered by the Board of Directors.

The Arlyn Award Society now calls for entries to the 2014 Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in Puppet Theatre.

Deadline: 15th February 2014

Eligible productions must have been premiered in 2012 or 2013. Any puppeteer, anywhere in the world, is eligible to enter. The Arlyn Award consists of a trophy and a cash prize, at present, of approximately US$ 1000.

To enter, submit a brief paragraph of the designer’s goal for the production, up to ten illustrations of designs and production photographs, and a five-minute (maximum) video in Flash format showing the production’s design in action. For full terms see:

Not more than one Arlyn Award may be awarded in a competition. All entries remaining into the final round of judging receive an Arlyn Citation of Design.

Send entry submissions to:

Arlyn Award Society

2012-13 Competition

c/o 4348 Coastview Drive

Garden Bay, BC

V0N 1S1


All submitted materials will be retained by the Arlyn Award Society in a research collection.

For Information on the Arlyn Award and photos of past recipients, please visit



ASSITEJ Dialog: „Österreich: Festivalland“ bei spleen*graz


Einladung zum ASSITEJ Dialog „Österreich:Festivalland“ am Montag, 10. Februar 2014 ab 13:30 im spleen*hotspot, Graz

Der Eintritt ist kostenfrei, um Anmeldung unter wird gebeten!

Ebenfalls gibt es noch die Möglichkeit, sich für den ASSITEJ Pavillon am Sonntag, 09. Februar ab 12:30 Uhr im spleen*hotspot anzumelden.

Mehr Informationen unter

Kabinetttheater Wien – Die EISPRINZESSIN von F.K.Waechter, ab Mo 10.2.



Ein amüsantes, poetisches Lehrstück für Erwachsene und Heranwachsende ab 6 Jahren, denn in Sachen Liebe hat man niemals ausgelernt!


Mo 10.2., 20h

Di 11.2., 20h

Fr 14.2., 20h

Sa 15.2. (Geschlossene Vorstellung)

So 16.2., 17h (ausverkauft)

Mo 17.2., 20h

Di 18.2., 20h

Mit Wolfram Berger als Erzähler, Bartolo Musil am Klavier und den Puppenspielern Walter Kukla, Michaela Mahrhauser und Jennifer Podehl.

Manip, le journal de la Marionnette n° 37 – January – February – March 2014


Themaa UNIMA-France is glad to invite you to read the latest issue of its review „Manip, le Journal de la Marionnette“.

Among many other ones, you could find articles like:

Tribute to Alain Recoing

To write for the puppet by Laurent Contamin

Conversation about the Punch with Rod Burnett

Journey in the Balkans, towards a poetic and political commitment by Clément Peretjatko

Focus on the Georgian authors Zourab Kikodzé and Gaga Nakhoutsrichvili



Scènes Croisées de Lozére CIRCULAIRE


CIRCULAIRE, du jonglage Musical au du de la Lozère


Par la Cie TG

Vendredi 31 janvier – 20h30

Salle polyvalente – St – Etienne – Vallée – Francaise

Samedi 1er février – 20h 30

Maison du Mont Lozère – Le Pont – de – Montvert

A la croisée du cirque et du théâtre musical!

Thomas Guérineau, jongleur percussioniste, travaille la musicalité du jonglage et l’improvisation vocale.