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Arlyn Award

BetweenTwoHands wins with Paperwork the Arlyn Award 2018. The Arlyn Award is a Canadian award for truly outstanding design in puppet theatre.

Jury’s Comment

This very sophisticated and unusual art piece combines so many ideas on so many levels. It is an odd and intimate piece, seemingly shown to only a few people at a time. It is visually intriguing: the intricate folding and amplification of forms into shadow is simply beautiful and invites us into Kafka’s head by wandering though the minutiae of his office. The piece is so well designed, detailed. The effective and skillful manipulation is quite engaging and surprisingly effective. A true work of art.

Jury Members

Eric Bass


Putney, VTA, U.S.A

Mary Kerr

theatrical designer and professor of theatre designr

University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada

Cariad Astles

Director of the Centre for Research into Objects & Puppets in Performance, Associate Lecturer

University of Exiter, U.K.

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Ruth van der Steenhoven Award

BetweenTwoHands is the proud winner of the Ruth van der Steenhoven award. This is a new Dutch award from NVP-UNIMA to encourage the development of new object and puppet theater makers


A theatrical paper installation inspired by Franz Kafka

The phone is ringing non-stop. Letters are piling up. Files are untraceable... How can you achieve something if you don't know what the purpose is? In Paperwork BetweenTwoHands builds a paper refuge for Franz Kafka: the office clerk who wrote masterpieces to escape his oppressing reality at night. Kafka’s world of thoughts between court letter and fantastic masterpiece are transformed in paper objects. With one single fold, a world can appear, or disappear.

Concept, design and performance: Erin Tjin A Ton

Concept, design and performance: Gosia Kaczmarek

Theatre director: Anna Verduin

Animations and shadow puppets: Klaske Oenema

Sound design: Marcel de Rooij

Cameraman and editor: Ruben Pest

Fotographer: Nick van Tiem

Fotographer at Over het IJ Festival: Tudor Bratu

Graphic design: Mariusz Kaczmarek

Media articles

Arlyn award-Theaterkrant J.Beeckmans Open
Paperwork report-Theaterkrant B.Cnossen Open
Ruth van der Steenoven award-Theaterkrant J.Beeckmans Open

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A miniature laboratory

A miniature object theatre in which poetic experiments are conducted. Duodenum is about the diversity of the feasibility of society. It explores the interaction between how people make things and hybrids on the one hand and how these things and hybrids affect people on the other hand. The viewer is witness of a series of strange experiments conducted by a doll in a laboratory.

Design and performance: Erin Tjin A Ton & Gosia Kaczmarek

Theatre director: Anna Verduin

Sound design: René Thie and  Kaveh Vares

Media articles

Duodenum Interview L.Loorbach Open

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Camera: Eefje Vaghi

Editing: Ruben Pest

Sound design: René Thie and  Kaveh Vares


A miniature object theatre

In a setting of 40 by 30 centimetres in which objects predominate, we see the musings of a lonely man. Inspired by A Thief’s Journal, a novel by Jean Genet about the dark side of existence, Erin Tjin A Ton and Gosia Kaczmarek took the loneliness of the protagonist and used it as guide line for The Journal.

Design and performance: Erin Tjin A Ton & Gosia Kaczmarek

Theatre director: Anna Verduin

Sound design: Ernst Walgenbach

Media articles

The Journal Review E.Nederkoorn Open
The Journal Review-Theaterkrant B.Cnossen Open

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Camera and editing: Thomas Ravestein

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Erin Tjin A Ton

Communication & Financial Administration

Gosia Kaczmarek


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Wilma Kuite



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