Festival dei Mondi


Aphids’ much-loved production A Quarreling Pair: A Triptych of Small Puppet Plays was invited to Rome, to be part of the Festival dei Mondi, a summer programme of works hand-picked from around the world, presented by the Teatro Patologico (Via delle Azzorre, 352) in June 2011.

The invitation, at short notice, followed from a season at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York City, where the two sisters of A Quarreling Pair—and performers Caroline Lee and Sarah Kriegler—charmed and chilled Manhattan audiences, garnering rave reviews.

The Teatro Patologico is a compact organisation founded and run according to the same not-for-profit ethos as La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company in NYC, and Melbourne’s own La Mama Theatre in Carlton—where the Triptych of Small Puppet Plays was first seen in 2004.


FIRST PERFORMED at La Mama Theatre as part of the 2004 Melbourne International Arts Festival.

2005 One Van International Puppet Festival, Blue Mountains
2006 Castlemaine State Festival
2006 Malthouse Theatre
2009 La Mama E.T.C. Puppet Festival, New York
2011 Festival dei Mondi, Rome

APHIDS acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Boon wurrung peoples on whose lands we live and work. Sovereignty was never ceded and we pay our respect to past, present, and future Aboriginal elders and community, and to their long and rich history of artmaking on this Country.