Unfolding

“…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

Indonesian Tour


In October 2022, Unfolding will be presented at the Pesta Boneka International Puppet Festival hosted by Papermoon Puppet Theatre in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

(This performance is made possible in part by The Jim Henson Foundation 2022 Allelu Award Travel Grant.)

Following the Pesta Boneka festival, Unfolding will tour central Java with the culminating performances at the U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Jakarta (@america) on October 14 and 15, 2022. Live stream of the performance will be available world-wide!
Stay tuned!

Find social media links to track our progress in Java, including images, videos, and narratives of our tour,
as well as our October 14 & 15th Live-Stream events!
You can even make a small tax-deductible donation to support the team at the same place:

About

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.  

The show has been performed at international festivals and venues 
in the USA, Bulgaria, and Turkey. 


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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
Performed by Emily Batsford, Monica Lark, and Sophia Zukoski

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

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 in 2015 at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry  and has since been performed internationally, including:
- 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)

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