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 takes many forms, but they all share the process of animating inanimate performing objects to tell a story.
Interactive Theatre is a presentational or theatrical form or work that breaks the “fourth wall” that traditionally separates the performer from the audience both physically and verbally. Interactive Theatre is not made for only entertainment, it is often produced to illustrate real-life political and moral debates. Interactive Theatre allows the audience to become completely immersed as participants who can interact with the actors and the spectator becomes the primary reason for the production.
The Adventures of Noussa (2019)
The Adventures of Noussa is an interactive Puppet show where the audience gets to help three friends on their adventure as well as play music and sing along.
When their friend Zizi gets into trouble, Noussa, a young Egyptian girl and her best friend, a stray Dog (Zareef), decide to find and save her. They embark on an adventure, which is full of intriguing encounters. It is a tale of friendship, connecting with nature, learning about Egypt’s ecology, history, geography and environment as well as using the imagination in challenging situations.
Type of performance: Interactive Puppet Theatre
Sherin Hegazy, Mohamed Gaber
Live Music by Ahmed Al Sawy
Puppet and stage design by Aliaa Al Giridy
Assistants : Mayar Haleem and Nadia Tawfik
Backdrop: Hemat Rayan
Origami: Lamia Sobhy
Directed by Nada Sabet
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