Puppet/Object Theater
Theaterscoutings Berlin
Suitable for international audience

Clown’s Houses (Merlin Puppet Theatre – Dimitris Stamou & Demy Papada)

… a puppet theory for the human nothing

„Blind are those houses, paper-thin
Old shadows hid therein,
With sly and crazy movements creep
Like marionettes, and weep…“
Edith Sitwell „Clowns’ Houses“ 1918

One building, five apartments , six characters. They live their conventional lives in a dark, claustrophobic setting, with their fears, obsessions and loneliness.
Merlin are dramatizing and demonizing their obsessions until they finally punish and liberate them in the most violent manner. They do not attempt to do existential analysis through their work. They are dramatising the modern way of living in its current form. Tragedy and Comedy. Through the dark rooms of ‘Clowns' Houses’ the loneliness of the modern man is displayed; prison-like houses, people trapped into their routines and habits, distant from their dreams.

International Notice and Theaterscoutings invite you to a one-hour writing worksop about theater. The participation to the workshop is free. The number of participants is limited, please register for the writing workshop until Tuesday 13. June under reservierung(at)theaterscoutings-berlin.de. For more information:


Price: 9 €, ermäßigt 5 € (ggf. zzgl. VVK Gebühr)
This production is performed without the use of language. This event features ancillary programming in association with Theater Scoutings Berlin. You can find more information at www.theaterscoutings-berlin.de.
ca. 60 Min.
TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG, Hasenheide 9, Gewerbehof, Aufgang 1, 3. OG, Neukölln, 10967 Berlin


Concept: Merlin Puppet Theater
Director: Dimitris Stamou
Puppets and Costume: Dimitris Stamou, Demy Papada
Puppet Manipulation: Demy Papada, Dimitris Stamou
Stage Design: Merlin Puppet Theatre
Original Music: Achilles Charmpilas
Light Design: Merlin Puppet Theatre
Narration: Chris Androvitsaneas


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