“…Unfolding simply seems perfect…”
Theatre is Easy 

 “Visually splendid story...So many details are rendered through this extraordinarily fine storytelling."
Show Score 

“…Sweeps us away on a journey that passes through every corner of the imagination.”
Literaturen Vestnik (Bulgaria)

Upcoming Shows

Detroit Institute of Arts
Performing at DIA on March 25th!
Showtime coming soon...


Unfolding is a contemporary fairy tale that magically transports the audience through space and time, capturing the journey of a woman as she navigates a life of self-discovery.

A puppet theatre production, Unfolding weaves together nostalgic youth and covetable wisdom to explore themes of female wisdom and empowerment, using moving performance and puppetry, shadow imagery, unique design, exquisitely hand-crafted puppets, and poignant original live music. 


Conceived and Directed by Margarita Blush
Scenography and costumes designed and created by Dimitar Dimitrov and Petia Dimitrova
Costumes designed and created by Anya Sokolovskaya
Music composed and performed by Amir Khosrowpour
Technical Direction by Robert Blush

Original Co-Creators/Cast: Lucia Rich, Sarah Nolen, and Ceili Clemens
Past performers: Madison Coppola, Betsy Tobin, Kāli Therrien

Unfolding's Story

Unfolding is continuously inspired by the quote:

Woman must write herself: must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from their bodies – for the same reasons, by the same law, with the same fatal goal. Woman must put herself into the text – as into the world and into history – by her own movement.  (Helene Cixous, “The Laugh of the Medusa”)

Looking at my life - past, present, and future - as a woman, an artist and a mother, I found myself compelled to examine the idea of discovering wisdom through a journey into the deep feminine where our wise, wild woman awaits. My desire was to create a production that reminds women of their deep insight of the world we live in and to encourage women to claim their presence.

The show premiered at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry  and has since been performed at:
- Dixon Place, New York, USA
- The Tank, New York, USA
- The National Festival of the Puppeteers of America, Minneapolis, USA
- Two Are Not Enough, Three Are Too Many International Puppet Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
- Puppet Fair International Puppet Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria
- Izmir Puppet Days International Puppet Festival, Izmir, Turkey (with the support of The Mid Atlantic USArtists International grant)
- Pesta Boneka "Rememberance," Yogyakarta, Indonesia (with the support of The Jim Henson Foundation 2022 Allelu Award Travel Grant)
- Central and Western Java Tour in Semarang, Salatiga, and Jakarta - at the U.S. Embassy Cultural Center (@america)

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