A BUCKET OF BEETLES by Papermoon Puppet Theatre | Indonesia
For Ages 5+
46 mins | Non-Verbal
18 - 24 November 2021
“A Bucket of Beetles” is a story about friendship and the relationship between human beings and nature.
Wehea is a little boy who lives in a big rain forest. Just like any other people who live there, Wehea has a special connection with nature. Even the smallest beings in the forest are his friends. One day, Wehea sees a very special beetle. He then embarks on an adventure to meet the beetle; the ver special rhinoceros beetle who always searches for the lights and turns out to save his life. “A Bucket of Beetles” is more than just a story of a beautiful friendship. It is a story about the connection between humans and nature.
A story that leaves us questioning ourselves: are we taking care of our water, soil, and air enough?
This play is based on a story told by a 5-years old little boy.
All designs of the animal puppets in the play are taken from his drawings.
Producer: Papermoon Puppet Theatre
Story: Lunang Pramusesa
Artistic Directors: Maria Tri Sulistyani & Iwan Effendi
Puppet Engineer: Anton Fajri
Puppet Designer: Anton Fajri, Iwan Effendi & Lunang Pramusesa
Puppets & Set Builder: Anton Fajri, Pambo Priyojati, Beni Sanjaya, Rusli Hidayat & Maria Tri Sulistyani
Puppeteer: Anton Fajri, Pambo Priyojati & Beni Sanjaya
Music Composer: Yennu Ariendra
Videographer: Gabra Mikael & Rangga Yudhistira
Editor: Gabra Mikael
Colouring: Rangga Yudhistira
Photographer: Rangga Yudhistira
Graphic Designer: Gamaliel W. Budiharga
Papermoon Puppet Theatre was founded as a brainchild of Maria Tri Sulistyani (an illustrator, writer and a former theatre performer) and Iwan Effendi (a visual artist) in 2006. Based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, In a country with world-renowned puppetry traditions, the young, expert artists of Papermoon are extending the form with their mixed-media productions, and creating works that imaginatively explore identity and society.
Not only making performances, Papermoon Puppet Theatre also presents its artworks through visual art installations, and shares its knowledge by making lots of workshops, make puppet labs and initiates international biennale puppet festival calls Pesta Boneka since 2008.
Due to the pandemic, since the beginning of 2020, Papermoon Puppet Theatre explored puppetry and cinematic performance and presenting the pieces, virtually. Their cinematic performances have travelled to continents and to international festivals.