Tailor Made | the Train Theater

Tailor Made

Hebrew - a few words
Photography by Dor Kedmi
Photography by Dor Kedmi
Photography by Dor Kedmi
Illustratorated by Batia Kolton

One day, a tailor receives a note: “Your mission is to sew a coat by midnight. The size does not matter, but it must fit perfectly.”

Come join in the magical adventure of the tailor and discover for who the coat was made.

A play with few words combining puppetry, object theater, textiles and music

Winner of Israel’s Interdisciplinary Play of the Year and Puppet & Prop Design Award for Children’s Theater 2014. The play is performed worldwide.


  • "Conceptual solution of performance" at International Puppet Theater Festival "Three are too many, Two not Enough", Plovdiv, Bulgaria 2016
  • "Best Children's Play," at the IVth World Puppet Carnival, Kazakhstan, 2015
  • The Annual Interdisciplinary Play Prize: Citation for Exceptional, Surprising, and Original Puppet Design in the competition for the 2014 Stage Award for Children's Plays

What the Critics Say

Another inspired production by the Train Theater.  An extraordinary tailor sets out on a magical journey in search of a wondrous coat: a play that combines few words, newspaper theater, puppetry, objects, textiles and music.  Visually captivating and exciting. 



Participated in the following festivals

  • 2019
  • International  Visual Theater Festival NuQ Treff, Tallinn - Estonia 
  • Gulliver International Animation Festival, Galati - Romania
  • 2018
  • Moscow state academic children’s musical theatre named after N.I. Sats, Russia
  • Belarusian International Puppet Theater Festival, Minsk
  • Chongqing, Shanghai, Shenzhen China
  • 2017
  • Shenzen, China 
  • 7th China Children's Theater Festival, Beijing 
  •  Gyeonggi Puppet Festival in Suwon, South Korea 
  • International Theater Festival Starke Stücke, FrankfurtRhineMain, Germany 
  • SZENE BUNTE WÄHNE Festival, Austria 
  • Museo Ebraico di Venezia, Italy 
  • Puppet Theater Festival MATERIA MAGICA, Lithuania 
  • 20th International Istanbul Puppet Festival, Turkey 
  • Thesspuppet Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece  
  • 2016
  • International Puppet Theater Festival "Three are too many, Two not Enough", Plovdiv, Bulgaria 
  • The International Festival of Puppet Theater, Jerusalem
  • The Haifa International Children’s Theater Festival
  • The International Puppet Theater & Film Festival, Holon
  • 2015
  • Kaohsiung Museum of History, Taiwan 
  • Izmir International Puppet Days, Turkey 
  • Festival Internacional de Teatro de Titeres al Sur, Buenos Aires, Argentina 
  • The IVth World Puppet Carnival, Almaty, Kazakhstan 
  • Titeremurcia, Murcia, Spain 
  • 2014
  • International Nomad Puppet Show Festival “Kovcheg”, Tomsk, Russia 



Adaptation, Design, Music and Puppetry: Ornan Braier
Guide on the Wonderful Journey: Marit Ben-Israel
Costume and Fabric Design: Vali Mintzi
Puppet Design: Sharon Silver-Merrett
Lighting Design: Shahar Marom
Mechanical Construction: Shaul Mograbi-Berger, Ornan Braier
Production: The Train Theater

Supported by

This show was created by a Train Theater Greenhouse Project graduate