Paper Cut: Stories Through Puppetry

Israeli puppet master Yael Rasooly’s puppets are no muppets – as she says, her works are “as sweet  as saccharine and cruel as a Grimm fairy tale.” While you may be familiar with adult puppet shows like  Avenue Q, Yael’s original one-woman theatrical performance in  Paper Cut  is a departure – a masterful creation of a retro world through cut paper “puppets.” The award-winning show, created in 2009, has shown in 50+ festivals and cities around the world. As one of the world’s top puppeteers, we’re lucky to have her in Boston for a weekend in July.

Writer Etgar Keret says, “Paper Cut by Yael Rasooly, is a rare instance in which  a wild  imagination and impressive improvisational skills  are blended  with meticulous thought and investment.  The love of the  medium, which is evident in each and  every scene, has  reminded me that some experiences  can only be had in a theatre.”

Get a taste of Paper Cut  here.

Click here to read what Haaretz had to say about one of Israel’s premier puppeteers.


Check out Paper Cut  and meet Yael at the Puppet Showplace Theater in Brookline on July 15/16. Tickets and info here.  For the artists and adventurous amongst us, check out her master class on Sunday, July 16.