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The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust



Biography

A leading puppeteer in India, Dadi Pudumjee is the founder of The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust. Mr. Pudumjee’s puppetry goes beyond the traditional string and hand puppets, incorporating semi-sculptural puppets that are attached to actors’ bodies and carried across the stage. While many performances are conceived for young audiences, the company also tackles pressing adult themes and social issues. Mr. Pudumjee is the President of the International Puppetry Association.
The Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust