BRÚÐUMEISTARINN / THE PUPPET MASTER

COSTUME DESIGN AND MAKING IN COLLABORATION WITH MAO

Bernd Ogrodnik has been a prominent figure in the world of Puppetry since 1986. He is the Artistic Director and Co-founder of the Icelandic Center for Puppetry Arts, and serves as the Master Puppeteer for the National Theater of Iceland.

The Puppetmaster is a play based on Bernd's life and childhood trauma as well as his family history. The only character is the recluse puppeteer Günther Obermeyer, who through his puppets deals with his childhood trauma and the so-called 'German back-pack'; the trauma and guilt of WWII passed down to the children and grandchildren of those who lived under the Nazi regime. 

Brúðuheimar production 2020

In collaboration with The National Theatre of Iceland 

 

Script and puppets: Bernd Ogrodnik

Director: Bergur Þór Ingólfsson

Lighting: Ólafur Ágúst Stefánsson

Music: Pétur Ben

Sound: Elvar Geir Sævarsson

Performed by Bernd Ogrodnik

 

Photographs by Eggert Þór Jónsson (Eddi)