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HEAD IN THE CLOUDS / אבא טרף נמר

Updated: Mar 15

" We saw a great number of shows from many countries in the world. We want to especially mention "Con la Cabeza en las Nubes" ( Head in the Clouds)....that delighted everybody with its originality-in particular Patricia's daring and direct language both as an actress and an object theater puppeteer”

Toni Rumbau y Eugenio Navarro. MISCELANEA. El Magazine de la Marioneta. Barcelona,1990

Inspired in fours stories by Eugene Ionesco.


Concept, Text, Direction and Performance: Patricia O'Donovan

Music: Composed and played live by Alan Whinston ( 1989-1996). Composed by Yarden Erez and recorded (2001-2006)

Light design: Alain Baczynsky (1989-1996) and Keren Dembinsky (2001-2006)

Revolving lamp and backdrop construction: Mario Keizman.

Production: Train Theater of Jerusalem


Henryk Jurkowski wrote Jerusalem the Stronghold in Animations, Oct 1990:

“The most beautiful was the Train Theater's "Head in the Clouds" prepared by Patricia O'Donovan and Alan Whinston. Patricia was the solo player who brought to life the world of little Josette who looks for her father.....the execution was exquisite. Patricia O'Donovan knew how to to take Josette's problems to heart, how to live through all her discoveries and her joy, how to display Josette's ingenuity in the creation of her own world. She has an expressive face, and a sense of humor which helped her to convey the importance of all the little girls' problems. The audience was completely conquered”

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International Festivals:

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2007

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Holon. July 2007

  • Israel: International Children's Theater Festival, Haifa. 2007

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 2006

  • Germany: International Puppet Theater Festivals, Gera and Halle. 1994

  • (in English)

  • Spain: International Weeks of Children's Theater, Madrid and La Coruña. 1994 (in Spanish)

  • Spain: XII International Puppet Theater Festival of Bilbao.1993 (in Spanish)

  • Spain: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Zaragoza and Cadiz. 1993

  • (in Spanish)

  • Israel: Haifa Children's Festival. 1993

  • Israel: International Puppet Theater Festival, Jerusalem. August 1993

  • Portugal: IV International Festival " Marionetas Do Porto", Porto. 1992

  • (in Spanish)

  • Israel: International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem. August 1990

  • Italy: International Puppet Theater Festival "Arrivano del Mare". Cervia, 1990 (in Spanish)

  • Mexico: 2nd International Festival of Puppet Theater "Ollin Yoltzli", Leon, Guanajuato and Mexico City. 1989 (in Spanish)



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