Dafa Puppet Theatre


Dafa was initiated in 2009 in Jordan to reach Palestinian refugees communities in Jordan. In 2015 Husam Abed, a theatre director and puppeteer, with his wife, a puppeteer and stage designer, Reka Deak co-founded Dafa Puppet Theatre, a theatre company based in the city of Prague in Czechia.

Dafa sees theatre as a public practice, inviting members of the community, after giving them the techniques and tools to express and address issues and concerns that face their community. Theatre then becomes not about entertainment only, but a way of self-expression and the glue that binds the community together.

Dafa yearns to spread puppet art, to promote theatre in education and awareness, to challenge stereotypes and to connect people through theatre.

Dafa is an Arabic word that means warmth.