Costa Rican puppet theatre. Created in 1979 in San José, the Teatro de Títeres group has been a part of students’ cultural and artistic associations at the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) for around thirty years. From 1987 to 2003, Salvadoran puppeteer, actor and theatre director Salvador Solís Zeceña was its director. Practising techniques and different genres, including glove puppets, rod puppets, masks, shadow theatre, black (light) theatre, the group travelled across the country with its shows and also offered courses in drama, comedy and scenography to educators and puppeteers.

Between 2004 and 2009, Costa Rican puppeteer Olga Lujan assumed leadership of the group. The group’s last productions include Cocuentos, Café concierto (Café-Concert) for children and adults, and El show del profesor Carmelini (Professeur Carmelini’s Show). The group no longer exists.

(See Costa Rica.)