Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


Ryazan department of the Theatre Union of the Russian Federation and Ryazan Puppet Theatre invite you to take part in the International project “WE ALL LIVE UNDER THE SAME MOON”.

“WE ALL LIVE UNDER THE SAME MOON” is a unique international creative school-laboratory for young puppeteers that despite our small professional experience has been characterized by a good level of skills. It can develop your imaginative thinking and bold creativity. This project has been created for people who are ready for hard work, experiments and studying in the multinational team.

In 10 days, this team will create and stage a lab-show – “Silent Song of the Moon”.

The lab under the guidance of the experienced teacher, multiple-time winner of the National Theater Award “Golden Mask”, director, playwright, and actor Boris Konstantinov, who works a lot in Russia and abroad, will take place in Ryazan Puppet Theatre.

Such working conditions (terms, intensity, results) are unprecedented for the puppetry art, although our experience has proved such projects can be feasible. First “WE ALL UNDER THE SAME MOON” presentation was successfully held within the international residency “UNIMA: Youth In Progress” during XVII International Puppet Theatre Festival “Ryazanskie Smotriny” in 2019:

Puppeteers from any country can take part in this school-laboratory, which is going to be held within the International Puppet Theatre Festival “Ryazanskie Smotriny” from the 2nd to the 15th of September, 2021.

You need to fill in the form using Google Forms till the 1st of July, 2021 in order to become a participant:

List of participants will be published on the 12th of July.

Please, note – you need to send us your video-introduction, which should include a short story about yourself, demonstrate your puppetry skills, your vocal skills and skills in playing some folk music instruments. Link to the video is to be send through the Google Form.

The organizers provide accommodation, 3 meals a day, participation in all the events of the Festival, official invitations for visas, and transfer “Moscow-Ryazan-Moscow”. Two-way travel to Moscow is to be covered by participants.

We’d like to draw your attention to the fact that due to the complex epidemiological situation in the world you need to check out the current conditions of the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumers Protection in order you could cross the boarder of the Russian Federation:

See you on the Moon!

Info partner: UNIMA Russia, rusunima@gmail.com