Union Internationale de la Marionnette

Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to UNESCO


2019 marks the 90th Anniversary of the creation of UNIMA.

To honour this date, UNIMA is holding an open competition for young writers interested in authoring a script or concept for the puppet theatre that will be performed as part of the UNIMA 90th Anniversary celebrations.

UNIMA is in search of a special script/concept for the puppet theatre. This creation will be workshopped into four distinct productions that will be performed in four separate geographical regions of the world: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas.

They will be played at the next UNIMA Congress in Bali (Indonesia) in 2020.

Open call to young puppet theatre authors aged 18-35!

Updated April 15, 2018
The age limit has been extended to 35 (formerly 30 years old)
The deadline is now April 25 (formerly February 28 and April 15)

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