I Love You When You’re Breathing

I Love You When You’re Breathing audiences have the unique opportunity of seeing a puppet deliver a meta-theatrical address to critics and the general public. Using comedy and generous amounts of self-reflexive humour this presentation gives insight into the behind-the-scenes life of a puppet, as an object in the world of international theatre. Often humorous and sometimes irreverent, the lecture looks at what it’s like to be inanimate while also considering the special role of the audience and its part in making meaning.


Producer: Handspring Puppet Company
Director: Jason Potgieter
Original text: Basil Jones; adaption: Jason Potgieter
Puppet crafted by Adrian Kohler
Costumiere: Phyllis Midlane


Gabriel Marchand
Beren Belknap
Matthew Lewis


2011 and 2012 Iqonga, Out the Box Festival of Puppetry and Visual Performance, Cape Town, WC, South Africa
31 Mar – 7 Apr 2012 Klein Karoo Nationale Kunstefees, Oudtshoorn, WC, South Africa
29 Jun 2012, National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, EC, South Africa
14 Sep 2012 AZA Architectural Conference, City Hall, Cape Town, WC, South Africa
19 Sep 2012 Hopkins Centre for the Performing Arts, Dartmouth, NA, United States
10 Oct 2012 Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, WC, South Africa


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