Artist Biography

Puppet Theatre los Titiriteros
Cristina Masoliver

A bit of History and Accomplishments:

Cristina Masoliver was born in Barcelona Spain; She moved to Taos, NM in 1986.

In 1993 Cristina Masoliver founded the Taos based Puppet Theatre los Titiriteros that became a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1997. Since then, the Puppet Theatre has been performing marionettes in: schools, museums, libraries, senior centers and farmers markets to diverse audiences in rural northern New Mexico. Each year support for outreach programs comes from state, federal and private foundations.

1995 to 1999, Cristina was instrumental in the revival of Gustave Baumann’s marionettes and its plays, which she directed and performed at the Museum of New Mexico’s Auditorium in Santa Fe. She also directed and helped build Baumann’s marionette replicas, which are housed at the museum and still played during the Christmas Holidays.

2004, Cristina created the popular theater troupe ‘ArcTisTics’, which brought together many diverse artists from the Taos community to perform along with the adults with disabilities from Taos County Arc.

2008, Cristina received the Taos Unsung Heroes award.

2009, the Town of Taos officially recognized the Puppet Theatre los Titiriteros for its contribution to the community.

2009 to present ‘Teatro Vagabundo’ was created; a mobile puppet theatre that performs marionettes in remote villages and ranchos of the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico during the winter months.

2012, Cristina is recognized as one of the remarkable women of Taos.

To present Cristina has continued to perform for audiences in New Mexico and abroad.

2020 and as a result of the pandemic Cristina conceived a new program called Backyard Puppetry – One Family at a Time performing for children that are homeschooled.

   Puppet Theatre los Titiriteros is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization
  Federal Tax ID # 85-0443005