Our show 'Spinning a Tale' is flying to Myanmar to the international Puppet Theater Festival

Created by: Hadas Tzadik and Rina Pinchover

Direction: Yael Erlich-Morag

Original music Composition: Ido Roth

 Produced by Bait 9

הצגת הילדים חד ושתיים
Spinning a Tale

Bait 9 School of Puppetry Theater, Dolls and Acting

Bait 9 School of Puppetry Theater, Dolls and Acting
Bait-9 was founded in 2005 in downtown Haifa, as a non profit organization aimed at promoting the art of puppetry, fringe, and visual theater. Bait-9 operates  three schools of activity: Puppetry, Fringe theater and Wood carving

The Wood Carving Center is the only one of its kind in Israel. It was born from a love for wood ,craftsmanship and respect for traditional methods. The center has been operating for eight  consecutive years, and provides an opportunity to learn the art of wood carving in a professional, artistic and supportive way. The center offers a well-equipped workshop as well as wood carving courses, thought for artists, sculptors, puppeteers and anyone who is interested in applying their talents in this field

Most of the work is carried out with Tilia (Linden) wood, which is imported from Europe and is also the national tree of Prague – the city of marionettes and toys. The sculpting is done with chisels and knives and, in most cases, without hammers while taking the wood fiber’s structure into account

The wood is approached with a gentle touch and special attention is paid to it, with force never being used to get the work done

The work begins with planning and designing the structure of the object in order to create a rough visual idea. Then a technical drawing is made with consideration given to the joints and their movement, so that at the end of the carving process the puppet can stand upright and be brought to life

The painting of the wood is done using traditional techniques with oil paints and beeswax, which do not seal the wood and allow it to continue breathing

Every summer a wood carving marathon takes place at Bait-9, which become a magnet for those interested in the field

The courses in the center are taught by Gidi Avishai, a carpenter and a mechanical toys specialist, and Yael Erlich Morage ,the founder and the director of Bait-9

bait9 - Woodcarving

The Woodcarving Center at Bait 9 has been operating for eight years, offering an opportunity to learn the art of woodcarving in a professional, artistic and supportive environment – in a well-equipped workshop

.The woodcarving center was born of the love of wood and handicrafts and respect for traditional methods

Woodcarving students include creative artists, sculptors, puppetry artists and anyone who wants to experience and get started in the field

Bait 9 woodcarving courses are taught by Yael Erlich Morag – a puppetry artist, a graduate of woodcarving studies in Prague and the founder of Bait 9 along with Gidi Avishai – a woodworker and mechanical toy artist
We teach woodcarving starting from the basics, and no prior knowledge is necessary
Woodcarving does not require physical strength

.We invite you to visit our woodcarving center to begin working on your projects

Bait 9 Theater

A quality theatre operates in Bait 9 and serves as a home for puppetry artists and as a creative center for fringe plays

Our plays offer the audience an innovative theatrical experience using rich visual language and are based on communication with the audience

.The theater’s repertoire includes seventeen quality plays for adults and for the entire family

Bait 9 plays can be seen throughout Israel and at festivals abroad, in schools, community centers, kindergartens and libraries

.A play for the entire family is offered on the first Saturday of every month
.The theatre is recognized and supported by the Culture Administration