Tea Poldervaart


Tea trained at East 15 on the BA Acting course and since graduating has enjoyed working in a devised and collaborative way, which resulted in him naturally moving into puppetry. Most recently he finished touring “The Lips” and “Gnomus” with Puppets With Guts. Previous to this he enjoyed a jaunt to Kuwait with Dinosaur World Live and he’s excited to be back.

Puppetry work includes; Dinosaur World Live (Kuwait & West End Live, London), Rudolf (Birmingham Mac), Blood and Bone (Vault Festival), Alice’s Adventures Underground (R&D for Chinese Transfer), Talking Objects (London), The Looker (UK Tour), Owlers (UK Tour).

Tea also directed ‘The Soldiers Tale’ with Sabotage theatre, a musical collaboration with an orchestra which included many puppetry elements.

In his day to day life he can also be found floating around the British canals on his boat, making friends with the animals that swim by his window.