Helga Lázár


Born in 1993, Helga Lázár has been studying stage and puppet-performance directing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts since 2012. She spent the fall semester of the 2015/16 academic year as a visiting puppetry student at the puppet-theatre programme at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart, working under key teachers Florian Feisel, Julika Mayer and Frank Soehnle. She enjoys writing, designing and making puppets, and is particularly interested in finding ways of pushing the boundaries of puppet theatre by combining it with other dramatic genres (opera, dance and documentary theatre). In 2013, her thesis on the mutual influence of magic theatre, animated film and puppetry earned third place at the Hungarian National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference. Her documentary-shadow theatre project, Dragon Lee, the Electronic Being, was featured at the 2015 Prague Art Quadriennale and the OFF-Biennale Budapest.