Paper, Bone and Bile Short Stories: premiere at FIMP

17 and 18 October

Curtas de Papel, Osso e Fel
A Tarumba at Festival Internacional de Marionetas do Porto


Teatro Rivoli_ Palco do Grande Auditório
17 and 18 October at 7pm


It's well we cannot hear the screams we make in other people's dreams.

-Edward Gorey


“Curtas de papel, osso e fel” [Paper, Bone and Bile Short Stories] draws inspiration from several authors, such as Edward Gorey, Mário-Henrique Leiria and Max Aub, to build a narrative with countless readings of unusual events. This play is about surreal or bizarre situations that can completely change one’s life around. Histories and tinyn stories lost in songs, books and operas, or inspired by everyday life. Past and future merging. A lyrical reflexion with the occasional black humour. Brief visual narratives depicting isolation and humanity, and deeply touching our unconscious. A whiff, a hanging point between two worlds: that of humans and that of matter.


Direction, builders and puppeteers: Luís Vieira, Rute Ribeiro
Adaptation and texts: Rute Ribeiro
Sound Design: Miguel Lucas Mendes
Lighting devices: Zé Rui
Light and sound operation: Rui Castro
Executive producer and manipulation assistance: Daniela Matos
Artistic residencies: São Luiz Teatro Municipal, Théâtre Le Passage, Théâtre La Licorne
Support and partnerships: República Portuguesa - Ministério da Cultura | DGARTES, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, EGEAC