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Puppet & Its Double Theater

  • Date:2015-11-18
Puppet & Its Double Theater

  • Chinese Name: 無獨有偶
  • Year of Establishment: 1999
  • Memorable Quote: "Everything can be a puppet.”

The Puppet & Its Double Theater dedicates itself to experimentation utilizing a fusion of disparate puppetry styles, incorporating hand puppets, string puppets, rod puppets, table-top puppets and shadow puppets, as well as object theater, into its repertoire.

Their style of performance features a combination of puppets and actors performing on the same stage. Making use of a variety of art forms, the troupe has created an abundance of work that explores visual media through the use of a rich and infinite imagination.

Frequently invited to perform at international festivals, the company also dedicates itself to promoting puppetry by inviting international artists to perform in Taiwan, conducting master classes, and hosting workshops for schools and families.

"The Puppet & Its Double invite us to roam in their plays and appreciate the indeterminate qualities in human relationships. Their plays touch us; they also amuse us.” - Arte TV, Europe


  • "I Am Another Yourself” (2002) - Thisplot, which marks a departure from the troupe's previous adaptations of children's literature, is composed of a series of dreamlike scenes without any dialogue.

  • "Monkey King at Spider Cave” (2006) - Thisplay, which is adapted from an episode fromthe Chinese classic "Journey to the West” by U.S. shadow puppeteer Larry Reed and the Puppet & Its Double Theater, features the heroic Monkey King and his disciples battling against a flesh-hungry Spider Demon and his hoard of evil insects.

  • "The Happy Prince” (2008) - Thisplay presents the classic Oscar Wilde story through a mixture of performance and puppetry.

  • "Derrick Wei × Der Schönste Moment” (2009) - Thisplay, which was adapted from a novel by Michael Cornelius and directed by Baboo Liao, an up-and-comingdirector, tells the story of a ghost writer, portrayed by actor Derrick Wei, who pens works for other people, composing the lives of others and expressing himself through the speech of others.