The history of Kabóca (’cicada’) as an independent puppet group goes back to 1992, but it was only in 2001 that professional theatre life started, when the local self-government took over financing Kabóca. The theatre is lucky to have its own puppets, costumes, and scenic workshop. Kabóca generally produces four or five new puppet performances per season for children and pupils, and we are experimenting with performances for teenage audiences as well. When preparing a new production, our guideline is to respect the strong puppeteering traditions of our nation, but still keep up with contemporary arts. Our repertoire features well-known and canonical pieces from international fable literature as well as new, fresh, and contemporary tales. Playfulness, musical interest, sensibility for fine arts, and very strong animation knowledge define the company’s thinking.

Kabóca organises a two-day-long open-air art festival, the Kabóciádé Family Festival every June, and we also host other professional activities, such as drama pedagogy sessions, post-show discussions, and workshops for teachers and professionals.

András Szőke Kavinszki
András Szőke Kavinszki
director
Tekla Sipos
Tekla Sipos
artistic director
Zsuzsanna Bazsó
Zsuzsanna Bazsó
production leader
Zsuzsanna Benkő
Zsuzsanna Benkő
puppeteer
Réka Szívós
Réka Szívós
puppeteer
Ágnes Fekete
Ágnes Fekete
puppeteer
Hunor Pál
Hunor Pál
puppeteer
Patrik Miller
Patrik Miller
puppeteer
Csongor Berta
Csongor Berta
puppeteer
Gábor Csörögi
Gábor Csörögi
puppeteer
Viktória Szántó
Viktória Szántó
playreader, international relations
Éva Viktória Boldizsár
Éva Viktória Boldizsár
coordinator
Péter Kerekes
Péter Kerekes
workshop leader
Ágnes Zsida
Ágnes Zsida
production manager
Kriszta Somogyi
Kriszta Somogyi
puppeteer and costumier
Renáta Takács
Renáta Takács
professional leader, EFOP
Krisztina Nagy
Krisztina Nagy
technical leader
Tamás Nagy
Tamás Nagy
stage-manager
Miklós Ádám Urbán
Miklós Ádám Urbán
technician
Benedek Bálint
Benedek Bálint
technician
Gábor Meleg
Gábor Meleg
decker
Ildikó Urbán
Ildikó Urbán
financial administrator
Bettina Pálinkás
Bettina Pálinkás
assistant