at the “House of Stories” – a story of success
Director: Barbara Scheel
This small theatre with only 25 seats is an insiders’ tip until
now. Puppeteers and therapists from all over the world come to visit
it. It is the smallest, continuously performing professional theatre
In 1983 BABUSCHKA-Theatre was founded as a touring puppet theatre,
in 1990 it got a stationary theatre as well.
In 1999 Barbara Scheel was honoured as the best performer of the
Since 2004 she is honorary member of the “German Association of
Puppets in Therapy”.
In 2009 she was awarded “Highly Recommended European Story Teller”.
In 2009 she was honoured with “Silk Emblem of the Town of Eppingen”.
More than 300.000 children
and adults took part in the events
done by BABUSCHKA worldwide. Also blind people, mentally retarded
people, psychologically injured people come to the performances
and feel well.
„BABUSCHKA“, alias Barbara Scheel, tells international fairy tales
since many years and illustrates them with puppets and props on
She performed, workshoped and lectured in more than 25 different
Her speciality is “Puppet Therapy”. She brought it to Brazil, Japan,
South Korea and many other countries.
Barbara Scheel was one of the founder of the “German Association
Puppets in Therapy”
in 1984 and is now honorary member.
She is member of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette)
since 1976 and edited UNIMA
Almanach in 1979. In 2008 (in
Perth) she was elected as independent councillor and member of the
commission “Puppets in School, Development and Therapy” and is responsible
for “Puppets in Therapy”
in this commission.
Barbara Scheel does stage direction, makes puppets and props, writes
puppet plays and performs with various types of puppets. She is
puppet therapist and story teller.