The Broken Puppet, a two-day Symposium on Puppetry, Disability and Health, will take place at University College Cork (UCC) from 1 to 2 August 2017. This symposium, presented by the UNIMA Research Commission in collaboration with Cork Puppetry Festival, UCC, and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, will explore the ways puppetry intersects with disability and health. 

The symposium will take place from 10am to 5pm daily at the Drama and Theatre Studies Department. For further information visit:

The UNIMA Research Commission is a theatre research commission which includes research of history, theory, criticism, and practice-as-research in the field of puppet theatre.

The Cork Puppetry Festival is an annual event organised by Dowtcha Puppets. The festival has been running since 2014 and is Ireland’s only Puppet Festival.


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