Lize Puppet Art Colony in Yilan is a base for puppet arts founded by the 19-year-old world- renowned theater troupe, The Puppet & Its Double Theater. The colony site was originally a group of deserted rice barns. After four years of remodeling, the old barns are transformed into fully equipped rehearsal hall, woodshop, artist work space and performance studio. Since 2014, Lize Puppet Art Colony has invited international puppet masters to hold workshops and organize activities, to make the colony an important platform in Asia for the development of puppet arts around the world.