Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes

Specific actions

We have the pleasure of meeting a wide variety of puppet audiences and adapting our shows to suit them.
For more information, contact Cécile Purière at  03 24 59 70 62 or mediation@festival-marionnette.com

Workshops at the prison

The Festival works with the prison and the Service Pénitentiaire d’Insertion et de Probation des Ardennes (SPIP) to integrate prisoners into community life. In 2023, the Festival offered :

2 shows performed at the prison
80 hours of workshops (over 8 periods) with 5 puppeteers, 1 photographer, 1 film programmer
1 exhibition of inmates’ work on the Métropolis wall during the FMTM

In 2024, the partnership continues, with Améthyste Poinsot in February, Juraté Trimakaité in April, Narguess Majd in May and 2 ESNAM graduates in October.

Health & culture

Puppeteer Aurélie Hubeau met alcohol-dependent women at the Bélair hospital and recorded their testimonials. She hopes to use the words of these often invisible women as the basis for her next show on the theme of alcohol. These recordings were used as the basis for a sound project, and the women interviewed took part in puppet-building workshops. These works were exhibited during the Festival at the Institut International de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières.

In 2024, the FMTM will be offering puppet workshops on the theme of Grimm’s Fairy Tales at the CRFA (Centre de réadaptation fonctionnelle pour adultes) and the CRFME (Centre de réadaptation fonctionnelle pour enfants) between September and December 2024.

Intergenerational workshops

In partnership with the crèche le Berceau d’Arthur, workshops for toddlers and EHPAD residents will be organized within the structures.