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Puppet Academy 2023 – Apply Now!

We are looking for a group of brilliant puppeteers to join the 2023 Puppet Academy Team

WHAT IS IT?

Puppet Academy is a special training week where you will be part of the team developing and rehearsing a puppet production to be showcased at the 2023 Equip Festival taking place at Rugby College. Whilst Puppet Academy is intense, it's also an excellent opportunity to really advance your puppetry skills and be part of a team in bringing a full performance together. PLUS, it’s great fun and the friendships made during Puppet Academy last long after the week has finished.

WHEN IS IT?

The training week takes place from Sunday 13th to Sunday 20th August. You will also need to be available for the Equip Festival from Thursday 2nd  (10am) to Sunday 5th November (7pm).

WHERE IS IT?

The Puppet Academy week is held at a venue in Grimsby, Lincolnshire with local accommodation provided.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

If you are selected to be part of the team, there is a nominal cost to you of £120, this will go towards the cost of your accommodation, food for the week and the teaching you will receive. The Equip Festival will be free to all Puppet Academy team members (including meals and accommodation).

DO I QUALIFY?

To be able to apply, you need to be over the age of sixteen (we require parental consent for those aged under 18 years) and be a competent rod-arm puppeteer.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Simply complete the online application form below, download the 'Puppet Academy Application Track' (linked below) and film a video of you demonstrating your skills with a puppet to this track. This can be sent to us on  YouTube/Vimeo/DropBox etc. or can be emailed separately to cam@onewayuk.com. For the video:
- The performance should be in an un-curtained stage so that your technique can be observed clearly by the judging panel.
- The performance must be to the Puppet Academy Application Track
- The track features clips from three songs, whilst your complete puppetry skills will be judged throughout the three songs, these have been chosen to highlight skills in the following areas:
Song #1 - Lip synchronisation
Song #2 - Emotion and character
Song #3 - Arm rod control and movement

WHEN DO I NEED TO APPLY BY?

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd June 2023.

WHEN WILL I HEAR IF I'VE MADE THE TEAM?

We will notify all applicants on Friday 9th June 2023.

 

If you have any further questions please email cam@onewayuk.com or call 01472 362810 to speak to Cam directly.

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