Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets – inanimate objects, often resembling some type of human or animal figure, that are animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer. Puppetry is a very ancient form of theatre which was first recorded in the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece. Some forms of puppetry may have originated as long ago as 3000 years BC. Puppetry takes many forms, but they all share the process of animating inanimate performing objects to tell a story. Puppetry is used in almost all human societies both as entertainment – in performance – and ceremonially in rituals and celebrations such as carnivals.
Reesha Al Osfour (2013)
Reesha Al Osfour is a puppet play for children aged 5. The play is about a little bird whose family is displaced from the forest because of a fight between an elephant and a rhinoceros that ends up destroying the trees.
On their journey, the family of birds comes across a beautiful island inhabited by monkeys but “ Reesha “ gets lost and falls in the hands of the monkeys. The Monkeys think it’s fun to be mean to “Reesha”.
One day the Monkeys discovers that “ Reesha “ is clever and can help sort out their problems with the Bees. In return, the Monkeys decided to help him find the rest of his family and together they discover that they can live together in peace.
Puppets design: Hany Homos
Puppets: Mohamed Serag
Story by: Hany Taher and Nada Sabet
Puppets motion and voices: Hany Taher and Ahmed Elsawy
Songs and music composed by Mohamed El Quessni
Printed material designs: Yara Mekkawy
Director: Nada Sabet