Brigitte Dörner - Puppets & Props
Latest Project www.shakespearepuppets.com :
William Shakespeare's The Tempest - directed & designed by moi as part of PSC400
In June 2016 you could see my version of THE TEMPEST at Divadlo Kolowrat as part of the festival PSC400, celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare. Yep, I've been directing. First time. Never say never. Who would have thought...
Bethany Adams - Prospera
Karel Korsa - Ariel
Lindsay Taylor - Caliban, Antonia
Darren Copeland - Caliban, Alonso
Simão Biernat - Stephano, Trinculo
Barbora Vacková - Miranda
Jared Doreck - Ferdinand, Sebastian
Bob Boudreaux - Gonzalo
Music: Angela Oeckl
Lights: Lukaš Jira
Crew: Kris Ayers - SM, Eric Sammons - SM, Alex Geer - On Book
"Brigitte brings The Tempest to life onstage with fantastical puppets, enchanting songs, and a talented ensemble!"
Props and Art Direction:
In 2013 I joined Prague Shakespeare Company as props designer for their production of , The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged, directed by Guy Roberts (www.pragueshakespeare.org).
Since then I've worked on many of their productions like AmeriKAfka, Venus in Fur, Murder of Gonzago, As You Like it - performed in the amazing Estates Theater, where Mozart conducted his Don Giovanni for the very first time, Into The Woods, Midsummer Nights Dream - educational theater, 12th Night, Dracula by Jim Helsinger, Order of the Blue Chrysanthemum (Capek adaption by John Poston), Much Ado About Nothing and just recently for Bob Boudreaux's production of Man Of La Mancha in cooperation with PSC, performed in Divadlo Na Pradle.
I've also been involved in several short movies by Prague Film School students, a music video and did art direction in this wonderful, award winning production:
Some of my Props:
La Popette - She's Alive!!
After attending Mirek Trejtnar's Stop Motion Animation class (www.puppetsinprague.eu) in April 2013, I'm happy to introduce to you the first character of my future project, La Popette!
To see more about her creation, please click on the image!
The little video below has been created during the workshop as a short exercise of how to bring our puppets to live.
Most Exciting Project ...
... pssst, still kind of a secret, but I've started working on my first Stop Motion Animation Movie ever, and I'm thrilled and obsessed and hardly can think of anything else.
Details will be revealed soon, just that much for now: the Lady on the left will be one of the leading characters...
Nice Article about my Work:
Thank you very much, Suchi Rudra!
To read the article, please click on the picture!
What do you mean, Dark Smile...?
I love Creatures, like Vampires, Dragons, Goblins...
Why? I don't know, it has always been like this. For me they are part of our being, like a shadow, like our wild nature, something that isn't supposed to exist in our present ratio-dominated societies. And not only do I love them, I also believe in them. But be warned, they can only be seen by those, who don't question their existence! You didn't see one of them, yet? Well, ... ;-)
Without your Shadow you would never know that your standing in the light!
My puppets are made from different media, most of them from air drying clay or paper clay, but sometimes I work in wood, either.
While the sculpted dolls are mainly collectible items, made for decoration, most of the 'real' puppets and wooden marionettes are created by professional technics to perform on stage. For any questions about my puppets, please feel free to contact me.