Mayor of Jerusalem

Nir Barkat

 

Dear Guests of Jerusalem’s Puppet Theater Festival,

The city of Jerusalem is honored to host the annual International Puppet Theater Festival, which is celebrating 26 years of unique and original artistic creation.

Every summer, under the direction of the acclaimed Train Theater, the Puppet Theater Festival offers a wide variety of plays and performances for enthusiasts of culture and Puppet Theater from all over the world. This year, guests can look forward to an exciting combination of traditional puppet theater and contemporary plays for children and adults alike.

I welcome the collaboration between the Train Theater and renowned artists from Israel and from around the world, whom we are thrilled to host here in Jerusalem in anticipation of the Festival. As Jerusalem celebrates the Jubilee Year of the unification of the city, we celebrate the cultural renaissance taking place in the city. The International Puppet Theater Festival is an important part of this renaissance.

I invite you all to come and enjoy the variety of cultural events and festivals that will take place in Jerusalem throughout the summer. Join us as we celebrate Jerusalem, an international hub for arts and culture.

I look forward to seeing you there, this year and the next!

Sincerely,

Nir Barkat

Mayor of Jerusalem