Founded in 1996 in Bulgaria and established in Montreal since 2004, "Théâtre Puzzle" has a unique style by combining various types in the traditional and the contemporary: drama theatre, object and puppet theatre, "Théâtre Puzzle" distinguishes itself by the coloured amalgam of styles and the great diversity of means of expression that it proposes.
Leave the audience the freedom to interpret the unmentioned, to freely associate ideas and allow it to feel what is not explicitly told. This is what became the artistic characteristic of the company.
Artistic Director / Creator
Holder, since 1996, of a Masters in Staging for the puppet theatre from Sofia National Theatre and Cinema School, Pavla is a director, puppet and set designer, as well as a puppeteer. She leads as well puppet making and tehatre workshops.
Creator / Actor
After finishing his studies in Drama at the University Babes-Bolyai in Kolozsvár, he worked for the Hungarian repertoire theatre in Székelyudvarhely where he played many leading roles. In 2006, he settled in Montreal where he joined the Puzzle Theatre and embarked on a new artistic approach – creative theatre.
Light / Costume and Puppet Designer
Ivan has a Master degree in Scenography from the National School of Fine Arts in Sofia. He designed the set, costumes, and puppets for many shows in many theatres in Bulgaria, England, USA, Germany and Canada. He has received many Best of Show awards for stage design. Currently, apart from his collaboration with Puzzle Theatre, he works as a graphic designer and 3D modeler.