【Family Series】Puno: Letters to the Sky
PUNO: LETTERS TO THE SKY is an original play by Papermoon Puppet Theatre. TALA is a little girl trying to cope with the departure of her beloved father, Puno. As a young girl who has lost her father, she feels anger and sadness at the thought of being neglected by her loved one. She writes about her feelings towards her father, but she could never send it. Until, she finds out that the souls of your loved ones remain around for 40 days after their death. Now, Tala has the chance to live alongside her father Puno for 40 more days. Will Tala share with Puno the contents of her letter? How will she say goodbye to him at the end of 40 days?
PUNO: LETTERS TO THE SKY is inspired by a loss of parents, siblings, best friend, and child, this play is dedicated to the people who missed their beloved one who already passed away. PUNO: LETTERS TO THE SKY is inviting audience from age 6 to learn how to feel the loss as an emotional experience, so we could appreciate what we have today.
Papermoon Puppet Theatre
Papermoon Puppet Theatre was founded in 2006, by Maria Tri Sulistyani – an illustrator, writer and theatre perfomer. Papermoon now developed together with Iwan Effendi- a visual artist who likes to tell stories.
Beginning with performing puppet-theatre for neighbourhood children, Papermoon continues to fulfil its big artistic heart with experimental performances that use contemporary puppet theatre to reach wider audiences. Not fully satisfied with working in performance spaces, Papermoon has expanded into site-specific performances in markets, trains, antique shops and other places. Papermoon also hosts local and international artists for residencies, facilitates puppet-theatre workshops, doing collaborations with people from interdisciplinary background and initiates Pesta Boneka – an international biannual puppet festival since 2008 in Yogyakarta.
Artistic Director & Scriptwriter｜Maria Tri Sulistyani
Music Director & Puppet Designer｜Iwan Effendi
Puppeteers｜Anton Fajri, Beni Sanjaya, Pambo Priyojati Ranuhandoko, Rangga Dwi Apriadinnur
Music Composer｜Yennu Ariendra
Technical Manage｜Gading Narendra Paksi
Costume maker｜Retno Intiani
Lighting operator｜Robby Ramadhan
Photo by Papermoon Puppet Theatre