Applications of puppets in prison context in France

Mariano Dolci

The French association «Marionnette et Thérapie» (MT) has been a pioneer in regards to the not necessarily spectacular applications of puppets. Considering that pedagogical reintegration and socialization applications are also part of MT’s vocation, this work discusses the appropriateness of the term «therapy» in its name. Due to its undoubted educational-inclusive value, animation theater in the prison context has revealed its perceivable specificity with respect to other forms of theater and now the directors of the penitentiaries themselves require interventions.


Mediation, puppet, prison, reintegration, theatre.