Erika Eichenseer discusses her discovery of the Schönwerth archive in the video below. Skip to 58:00 for her description of a dramatic scene from a fairytale puppet show she made with a group of children!
The Flying Box Theatre was encouraged by Erika’s obvious interest in puppet adaptations of the Schönwerth fairytales, and sure enough when we reached out to her we had a warm response. Hopefully we’ll get to fly over to Germany one day and show her our work!
Erika and her husband Adolf were among the founders of The Schönwerth Institute, created in 2009 to promote Schönwerth’s work and manage his estate. Her collection Prinz Roßzwifl und andere Märchen is our main source of material.