March 11th, 2016

Wooden Horse Puppet Theater

The Wooden Horse theater, is a theater with a long history. Created in 1980s in Leningrad, few years later it was almost destroyed by the agonizing Soviet authorities in 1989. The founder of the theater Igor Fokin had to start rebuilding it. He made new street marionette-show and started to perform it on the streets of Saint-Petersburg. Soon he moved to USA, where he was working all around New England as a street and stage puppeteer. In 1996 September 21 he died at the age of 36 in Boston. Thousands of people all around New England came for a festival that was made by his friends to honour his name. 5 years later was created the memorial on the place where he used to perform. It is a little colony with beloved puppet of audience - Doo Doo.

Igor and his theater became a legend. During 20 years after his death three documentaries were filmed about him and his theater.

Now Wooden Horse Puppet Theater as a phoenix is opened again. Igors son Evgenii is an acting director and an artist of the theater.

Memory of Igor Fokin

Biography of Evgenii