Workshop Object Theatre and the Virtual Stage


Projeto Funicular: Workshop


Directed by: Ariel Doron (Israel-Germany)

17, 18 and 19 May 2021

Monday to Wednesday from 3pm to 5.30pm | Lisbon Time  - Time Zone / Portugal Time: Western European Time (WET, GMT+1)


Worshop Online

In the frame of the PROJETO FUNICULAR*

An international training project on Puppetry by CAMa - Centro de Artes da Marioneta | A Tarumba


Admittance in order of registration after payment   Cost: 20€   Language: English


Ariel Doron has been developing an interesting work on object theatre with his solo shows. We could see his show Plastic Heroes at FIMFA Lx18 and observe the mastery of its manipulation and its dark humour. An opportunity not to be missed!


For: Puppeteers, actors, dancers, directors, visual artists, performing and visual arts students 
N. of participants: 16 | Workshop schedule: Monday to Wednesday from 3pm to 5.30pm | Working language: English | Cost: 20 €
Deadline for applications: 14 May 2021 (Fri)
Admittance in order of registration after payment

Workshop online via Zoom (further information after registration)



The registration is made by the dully filled Application Form, which must be sent to: or




In this workshop we will explore our immediate environment and what we have in it – our home (or wherever our computer/phone is located) ourselves, the objects we have with and around us – and the virtual space we are in all together.


We will try to turn the limitations and restrictions we have into an inspiring playground, and experiment with the different possibilities of what we can do with our bodies and the objects around us in our homes, as well as in the virtual environment.


We will go from the assumption that every object around us has the potential to be interesting, poetic, funny, tragic, personal or political, and play and research through the eyes of a kid, alone and in groups (virtually), to dive into the fascinating world of object theatre art.


This workshop will be held entirely online, allowing the development of artistic creativity and the connection with other artists, from home.



Ariel is a puppeteer, director and performer. In his work, he uses very little text and a lot of playfulness, often dealing with hard social and political subjects.

Each project is created with a puppetry or performance discipline that best suits, with the hope to always expand and question in the media in which it’s created, and with a desire to inspire viewers to feel, think and react. His solo shows such as Boxed, Plastic Heroes and Pinhas have been invited to festivals and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide. 

Currently living in Germany, Ariel also directs shows for theatres and has collaborated with institutions such as Schauburg Theater München, Theater Junge Generation Dresden, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, The Elbphilharmonie and Opera in Hamburg, among others. He also teaches and is invited to give lectures and masterclasses in institutions such as Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, UQAM Université de Québec Montréal, Central School of Speech & Drama, London and more.

Ariel also animates puppets for dozens of Television & Cinema productions, such as Sesame Street Israel, where he plays the beloved character Elmo.

He graduated Cinema studies (B.A) in Tel Aviv University, studied puppetry classes in the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem, and participated in several masterclasses in the Institute International de la Marionnette, Charleville-Mézières.

In Pandemic times he has been giving object theatre workshops, has created two shows especially for the internet format Kitchen Games and Alarm in the petting Zoo(m), has created light installations for a single viewer and wrote Do Not Open! - an interactive book/performance.

At FIMFA Lx18 we could see its creativity in the show Plastic Heroes.