A lonely secretary remains in the office after everyone else has gone home. From her little corner, using photos from old film magazines, she escapes into a world of daydreams. There she is a glamorous movie star from the 1940s and finds her ideal love at last. But as the story unravels, as imagination and reality collide, her romantic tale becomes a Hitchcock nightmare!
This one-woman show reveals the obsessions and dangers of romantic fantasies. The language of black and white is transformed to the “low-tech” universe of paper cut-outs and object theatre, creating a tension that is absurd, painful and humorous.
PAPER CUT IS AVAILABLE IN BOTH ENGLISH AND FRENCH VERSIONS!
“Paper Cut by Yael Rasooly, is a rare instance in which
a wild imagination and impressive improvisational skills
are blended with meticulous thought and investment.
The love of the medium, which is evident in each and
every scene, has reminded me that some experiences
can only be had in a theatre”
“one of those artfully quirky solo performances that make the New York International Fringe Festival worth checking out… Ms. Rasooly deftly combines premise and execution…”
Anita Gates, New York Times (August 2011)
"With her gifts of song, timing, mimicry and puppetry, Yael Rasooly is a powerhouse of imagination that deserved every clap of the warm applause and endless curtain calls in this performance..."
Lighting design | ADAM YAKIN of The Dancing Ram Theatre
Created with the support of the TRAIN THEATRE (Jerusalem)
Supported by the RABINOVITCH FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
Created by YAEL RASOOLY and LIOR LERMAN
Design | LIOR LERMAN & YAARA NIREL
Sound design | BINYA RECHES
Festival Terra Incognita Th. Rutebeuf a Clichy (2016); Suspense Festival, London(2015); TREFF Festival,Estonia (2015); Titirimundi Festival, Segovia Spain (2015); Pop Arts Festival, Amsterdam (2014); Spectacle Vivant, Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France (2013); Weitblick Festival, Theater Fadenschein, Braunschweig, Germany (2013); Manipulate Visual Theater Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland (2013); Festival MAR.TO, Théâtre Jean Arp, Paris, France (2012); Performances in Montreal, programmed by Les Casteliers Company (2012); International Puppet Festival, Sandglass theater, Vermont USA (2012); Festival international des Arts de la Marionette a Saguenay, Quebec, Canada (2012); Performances of Forman Brothers Boat in Prague, Czech Republic (2012); Divadlo Alfa Festival, Plzen, Czech Republic (2012); Maribor Puppet Theatre, Slovenia (2012); FIDENA International Figurentheater Festival, Bochum, Germany (2012);Fimfa International Festival for puppetry and Visual Theater, Lisbon, Portugal (2012); Ishara International Puppetry Festival, Delhi, India (2012); Performances at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom, Pune, India (2012); Festival of Wonder, Silkeborg, Denmark (2011); Semaine Internationale de la Marionnette, Neuchâtel , Switzerland (2011); Animo International puppetry festival, Kwidzyn, Poland (2011); Festival Spectaculo Interesse Ostrava, Czech Republic (2011); Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières, France (2011); Philadelphia Fringe Festival, USA (2011); NY International Fringe Festival , USA (2011); Internationale Figurentheaterfestival, Blickwechsel, Magdeburg, Germany (June 2011); Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Romania (2011); International festival for solo puppeteers, Lodz, Poland (2011); Thailand Fringe festival, Bangkok and Hua Hin, Thailand (2011); International Adult puppet festival of Pecs, Hungary (2010); PannOpticum International Figurentheater Festival, Austria (2010); Jerusalem International Puppetry Festival, Israel (2010).
The richly decadent world of 1920s-30s in Berlin and Paris is being revisited in a new show
by two renowned International artists, singer-actress, Yael Rasooly, and Pianist, Daniel Rein.
Audiences are invited to the vibrant world of the German cabaret before the rise of the Nazis
to power, through the repertoire of Brecht and Weill, the Berlin cabaret songs, performed by
Marlena Dietrich and the poetic French chansons of Edith Piaf.
The duo embark to tell the stories of the back streets and alleys, as well as the glamour and
exuberence in the final years of the Weimar Republic, stories of longing, grief, love, passion,
resilience and dreams in the fragile and powerful interval between the past and the future.
A musical cabaret for actresses, dolls and objects.
THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE is a performance that swings between the boundaries of musical cabaret and contemporary puppetry for adults.
A cabaret singer, haunted by her unspeakable memories, tells the story of three sisters. Forced to hide in a tiny cold room, waiting for their mother to return, the sisters do their best to preserve a shadow of the life they once knew. While reality is falling apart, their bodies come together with pieces of broken dolls, creating a fantastic and absurd world.
In this original and creative play, humor and tragedy are woven together, forming an overwhelming theatrical experience.
THE HOUSE BY THE LAKE IS AVAILABLE IN BOTH ENGLISH AND FRENCH VERSIONS!
Written and directed by YAEL RASOOLY and YAARA GOLDRING
Production | HAZIRA PERFORMANCE ART ARENA
Co-creators | EDNA BLILIOUS and RINAT STERENBERG
Performers | EDNA BLILIOUS / MAYA KINDLER,
RINAT STERENBERG / GILI BEIT HALLAHMI / MICHAL VAKNIN and YAEL RASOOLY
Stage and costume design | MAUREEN FREEDMAN
Puppet design | MAAYAN RESNICK
Assistant puppet and object maker | NOA ABEND
Composer and Lyricist | NADAV WIESEL
Sound design | BINYA RECHES
Lighting design ASI GOTESMAN
Assistant director | MICHAL VAKNIN
Artistic advisor | YAEL INBAR
“An original and highly imaginative piece, that succeeds in creating a delicate and beautiful theatrical world, which combines the humor and the terror of the situation.”
Shai Bar Yaakov, Yediot Aharonot
Opening Performance at 10th International Festival de Casteliers, Montreal (2015), Theatre La Rubrique, Saguenay (2015), International Festival of Animated Objects, Calgary (2015), TNG CDN de Lyon (2014), Maison Des Arts, Thonon Les Bains (2014), Festival 'La Nuit De La Marionnette' Clamart (2014), Theatre Des Bergeries, Noisy le Sec (2014), Espace Germinal a Fosse (2014), Theatre Romain Roland, Villejuif (2014), Opening performance at the International Figurentheater festival at the Schaubude Theater, Berlin, Germany (2013); Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières, France (2013); Théâtre de la Cité, Festival Scènes ouvertes à l’insolite, Paris, France (2012); Gerard Behar Center, Jerusalem, Israel (performances throughout 2012); Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel (performances throughout 2011- 2012); Acco Festival of Alternative theatre (premier, 2010).
Accompanied solely by her Gramophone, Singer Yael Rasooly takes you back in time to enchanted era of the 1920′s through 1940′s.
The unforgettable presentation of the classic songs, ranging in performance from English to French (and even Yiddish!) have already brought the show’s universal charm and timeless appeal to being enthusiastically received in the US, Canada, Germany, France, Denmark, Romania, Czech Republic, Portugal, Thailand and India.
The show’s film noir atmosphere and versatile bare design allow it to take flight and form in just about every venue – from the side alleys of Paris to the bridges of Prague as a street performance, to an intimate soiree at the dimly lit night clubs of New York City, the Circus tent and theater boat of the prominent Forman Brothers, and even as a glittering Gala evening at the prestigious Sao Luiz Municipal Theatre in Lisbon.
So sit back and let the show take you to a place you’ve only heard about from vinyl records but always felt was waiting to be experienced in person.
Sodsai Pantoomkomol Centre for Dramatic Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2012); Thailand Fringe Festival- Vic Hua Hin, Thailand (2012); Festival Orbis Pictus, Reims, France (2011); Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville-Mézières, France (2009); Tmuna Theatre, Tel aviv , Israel (throughout 2007); Festival Contre Courant, Avignon Theater Festival, France (2009); International PoppenTheater Festival, Dordrecht, Holland (2007); Holon International Puppetry Festival, Israel (2007); Wroclaw International Puppet Festival, Poland (2006); Bialystock International Puppet Festival, Poland (2006); Jerusalem International Puppetry Festival, Israel (2006); Versuchung International Festival - Schaubude Theater, Berlin, Germany (2006)
HOW LOVELY is a Solo performance of Puppet and object theatre.
A childhood memory unravels and comes to life through an empty cello case, pieces of broken violins and a human – doll. From beneath a sweet musical tale, another story emerges. A circle not broken, a music lesson that takes an unexpected turn, and a web of family secrets, are all composed together in a humorous and frightening piece.
HOW LOVELY IS AVAILABLE IN BOTH ENGLISH AND FRENCH VERSIONS!
Directed, Designes and Performed by Yael Rasooly