Papermoon Puppet Theatre: Mwathirika
The young and innovative puppeteers of Papermoon Puppet Theatre reinvent puppetry to speak to contemporary issues in this new mixed-media production exploring themes of identity, society and Indonesia's recent past. Mwathirika is a non-verbal, puppet-theater experience which tells the history of the lost, and a lost history. The play is set in 1965, the infamous "Year of Living Dangerously," when thousands of Indonesians were jailed and murdered.
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This program is part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia, made possible by support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. For more information, please visit asiasociety.org/creativevoices.
The presentation of Papermoon Puppet Theatre is part of Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General Management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.