Xperimental Puppetry call for proposals

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I run the Xperimental Puppetry Theater program at Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts. We are currently accepting proposals for short performance pieces, films, and installation art that uses any of the myriad forms of puppetry.

Puppetry is an art form that combines literature, music, mime, dance and drama with the visual arts. Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT) is a forum that offers the opportunity for artists to explore their creative expression within the puppet theater, exploring original puppetry and object theater geared to adult audiences.

You may participate as an individual XPT member (that is, participate in someone else’s project), or as an XPT Project Director. Proposed pieces must be under ten minutes, and can be in any of the myriad styles of puppetry: shadow, masks, automata, stop-motion film, marionettes, etc. We also accept INSTALLATION ART that uses elements of puppetry, for display in our lobby during the performance run in May.

We are pleased to offer funding for new works. Project grants up to $400 may be awarded. In addition, performance space, production space and equipment will be provided as available.

The deadline for project proposals is February 7, 2008. As part of the selection process, ProjectbDirectors will also be asked to interview with the XPT Coordinator. Applicants will be notified of project application status by February 21, 2008. Then you build and rehearse your piece. The performance dates are May 15-18, 2008.

For application and more info visit our website:
and please feel free to email me with any questions.

Michael Haverty
XPT Coordinator
Center for Puppetry Arts

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