Puppet theatre show “The Nest” a huge success

Eight young adults from Mosul and the Ninawa region developed the story ‘the Nest’ alongside puppet theater icon and director Alison Duddle and puppeteer Johnny Quick from the UK. The play takes us to Mosul. The performance explored cultural diversity, oral traditions and the power of community in Ninawa. On top of the puppet show, attendees could discover Ninawa through a graphic novel and five animations, shown after the performance. All stories are the result of oral history and puppet theatre workshops in which a group of young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 from Ninawa collected folk tales, personal experiences and traditions. The event was part of the project Mosul Tells implemented by elbarlament and Paia Agency and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and Art+.