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About the Company

Merlin Puppet Theater was founded in Ilion, Athens, Greece in1995. Its founders, Dimitris Stamou and Demy Papada started their career creating masks and puppets for the theatre. In 2004, they started performing with their own puppet theatre. Since then they have created  stories mainly addressing a younger audience, and they’ve run hundreds of performances around Greece, including workshops on puppet creation and play.

They’ve participated in festivals, exhibitions, conferences and educational seminars.

They are members of the Greek branch of UNIMA (the international puppetry organisation)

They’ve created  puppets and props for other performers and  artists such as Tiger Lillies and Dirty Granny Tales.

In November 2011, Merlin is moving to Berlin. In April 2012 they are having their premiere of ”Clown Houses” in Berlin and since then it’s been performed at international festivals and theaters in more than 14 countries around Europe.

Merlin Puppet Theatre lives and works in  Berlin.

Partners

Achillefs Charmpilas

A composer and multi-instrumentalist living and working in Berlin.

http://intothevoyr.com

Dimitris Poupalos

He has been nominated for the hasselblad masters award of photography. His images tell stories, stories that are worth seeing and be understood without words. The almost cinematic use of various layers of light is the main feature of his work.

http://www.dpoupalos.gr/

WD  (Wild Drawing)

Was born in Bali, Indonesia, and studied Fine Arts. He started off as street artist in 2000.
He lives and works in Athens, Greece.

http://www.wdstreetart.com/home

Unima Hellas

The greek center of  puppetry art.

http://www.unimahellas.org/