The 17 İstanbul’s International Puppet Festival

The İstanbul’s International Puppet Festival, directed and led by actor and shadow player Cengiz Özek and coordinated by Stefan Carelius,  reaches its 17th edition with a program consisting of 70 performances by a total of 30 companies from 15 countries, with a special focus on Shakespeare’s 450th birthday and the 600th year of Turkish-Polish relations. Scheduled from Oct. 16 to 26 in different locations across İstanbul, the Festival welcomes South Korea, Kazakhstan and Belarus for the first time. Important to note that creator-artist Robin Frohardt puppet’s full length play “The Pigeoning” will get STIs European premiere as part of...

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