Paul Piris

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Paul Piris is the co-founder and artistic director of Rouge28 Theatre.

As a director, he is interested in combining puppetry with other performance forms in order to investigate and interrogate how reality can be perceived and imagined. In close collaboration with Aya Nakamura, he writes and directs as well as designs the sound and video of their shows.

He completed an MA in Directing and a PhD in puppetry at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

His work has been presented in the UK, France, Poland, Denmark, Greece, Singapore and Belgium. Past productions include Kwaidan, Urashima Taro, Postalia, Deathwatch by Jean Genet (National tour in France), Old Clown (National tour in France) and The Story of the Panda Bears by Matei Visniec (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Voila Festival & Romanian Institute), Furies (Bialystok International Puppet Festival in Poland), Madame (Ghent International Puppet Festival and Shunt Lounge) and The Lover by Harold Pinter (National tour in France).

As an independent researcher, he has published in Puppetry International, Puppet Notebook, The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance and Interactions entre le vivant et la marionnette (Artois Presses Université).

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