PUPPET MASTER
HANNU RÄISÄ

Puppet Master, Puppet Theatre Director,  Mr Hannu Räisä has been working in the field of puppet theatre for 30 years in Finland and Sweden, e.g. in Stockholm Marionetteatern. Director Räisä has founded Royal Puppet Theatre in 2009. Theatre has performed at several theater festivals in Finland and abroad. 

Mr Hannu Räisä is one of the leading puppet theatre professionals in Finland and specifically skillful in Japanese Bunraku -puppet techniques.  Mr Hannu Räisä has publisher book about puppetry title Nasty Puppet, (Johnny Kniga, 2009). 

He has been Finnish UNIMA member of board at 2005-2008 and Finnish UNIMA International Councillor at 2008-2011. 

​Director Räisä has been awarded with The Golden Mark of Honor from Association for Amateur and Professional Theatres in Finland at 2009.

 
References:
Tampere Theatre, Svenska Teatern, Vapriikki Museum, Verkatehdas, Hippalot/ARX, DARB1718 Art Centre Cairo, IP-Festival Nairobi, Ishara Puppet Festival Delhi,
Loner Fin -band, YLE TV2-Pikku Kakkonen, Petfilms,  Sub-TV, Illume Oy.