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 Karin Andrews JashaparaBarkie - Fir Cone Family ChildBlack horseman riding through the forest within the model theatre 



Karin Andrews Jashapara - artistic director


Play of Light - founder, 2007 - present

QTS from 2001

English National Opera ; puppeteer for Blond Eckbert by Judith Weir

Mme Souhami & Co ; puppeteer and workshop leader

Horse + Bamboo ; costume, puppet maker and workshop leader

Rhythm Tree Theatre - several  commissioned works on environmental issues

Rhythm Tree Theatre adaptation of  Margaret Mahy's The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate 1994

Adapted and Performed  (glove, rod and shadow puppets, piano accordion, clarinet) with Sarha Moore (Saxophone, oboe, percussion )

Peppercorn Puppets  touring nationally 1983 - 5

Tricorn Puppets; apprenticed to Kinny Gardner and Erika Cruttwell as glove and rod puppeteer



Elizabeth Andrews  - musical director



Will Embliss - musician, composer, instrument designer and maker


Zannie Fraser - director of 'Blue Like an Apple' 2007 also puppeteer and writer, director of Ripstop Theatre


Rachael Nicholson -  director of 'Death in a Nut' 2014, also art therapist, puppeteer and writer



Awards, Commissions and Bursaries 


2016  Cultural Award    Legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Forum 2012 , awarded by the London Borough of Sutton

2016 Commissioned by the Arts Council -funded  Sutton Imagine Arts Festival to create a version of The Invisible Man, with students from two High Schools.

2015  University of York and Cardiff University - funded shadow theatre collaboration with Professor Jenny Kitzinger and Professor Celia Kitzinger, Co-Directors and Co-founders of    

          the Coma and Chronic Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre

2014  Commissioned by the 2014 'Kicking the Bucket' Festival in Oxford to create a version with puppets of Death in a Nut

2013  Imagine Arts Festival - extracts from The Story of Lieutenant Cockatoo by Phyllis Tate and Ronald Eyre

2012  Big Dance funded project : Wandle Valley pupils making and dancing with masks in Sutton Ecology Centre

2011- 2012     Arts Council funded  participatory arts project  : The Conference of the Birds by Farid Ud-Din Attar

2007  DfES  - Commission to write, make and perform Blue Like an Apple, exploring the issues underlying climate change