Sunday, April 8, 2012

April Open Calls for Performance

April Puppet Slam Network Open Calls for Submissions include National Puppet Slam #Atlanta, Strung Out Puppet Cabaret #Cincinnati, PUNCH #NYC, and Puppet Rampage #FtLauderdale

Submission: April 8th / Performances: August 3rd-5th
Contact Beau Brown
 The mission of the National Puppet Slam is to recognize excellence in the art of short form puppet theatre. The featured pieces were nominated by their respective slams and then curated by The Puppet Slam Network and the Center for Puppetry Arts. As the largest non-profit organization in the country dedicated to puppetry, the Center for Puppetry Arts is invested in supporting and showcasing the next generation of puppeteers. These performances showcase the beauty, ingenuity, and hilarity of Puppet Slams from all across the country. 

Submission: Open / Performance: May 5th
The International Festival of Animated Objects announces a spring Dolly Wiggler Cabaret featuring short mask and puppetry performances for an adult audience at a secret location. Artists wishing to perform send a note to, and we'll contact you with the details.

Submission Open / Performance: May 7th 
Café Concret, a Montreal-based cabaret of experimental puppetry and performing objects, is seeking proposals for short performance pieces. Café Concret is a bilingual community event for puppeteers, musicians and other artists interested in animating objects. The event is not-for-profit and artists will be paid a modest fee. Curators are looking for experimental object based performances under 15 minutes. Acts could be excerpts or complete pieces, new or works-in-progress. Please include the following information in your proposal, plus any other information you think is important: Name and contact info, Brief description, Length, Technical needs, and documentation of your piece (or past work) in the form of photo or video.

Submission: April 15th / Performances: June 2nd & 3rd
Contact: Irina Niculescu
Mad Slams announces Strung Out Puppet Cabaret, a puppet slam debuting on June 2nd & 3rd at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. They are looking for short form puppetry acts for adults that feature a great diversity of puppet forms: rod puppets, humanettes, shadows, toy theatre, marionettes, animated objects, puppets combined with performing arts, films etc. Upload a video of your piece and send a weblink to Requirements: Acts must be 7 min or less with a set up must that can be completed in under a minute. Assistance provided with travel expenses, lodging for up to 4 nights, passes to the Cincinnati Fringe, CD audio/projector and screen for films

Submission: Open / Performances:  June, August & December
contact Gretchen Van Lente Try out new material or that piece you did for class (in front of people who aren't your classmates). Get feedback on a piece that needs some work. Show a short piece developed for Puppet Playlist, at the Puppet Lab or at the O’Neill Puppetry Conference to a whole new audience! Schmooze and drink with other people who like puppets. Get an equal split of the door (guaranteed $40 at least).
Submission: April 18th (Audition) / Performance: May 26th
Contact: Jean MinuchinCall for Puppeteers! We have a new puppet slam coming up in Fort Lauderdale. Jim Hammond and Jean Minuchin are co-producing a slam on May 26th at World and Eye Arts Center. Looking for short form puppet theater for adults. Calling all storytellers, visual artists, performance art folks and of course puppeteers who want to try out. Try-outs are on Wednesday April 18th at 6PM. RSVP on Facebook.

Submission: June 1st / Performance: July 19th
Contact:  Mary Kate or Kat Pleviak at (630) 790-1337 
We are currently looking for a wide range of short puppet pieces to showcase at this evening of performances no longer than 10 minutes and geared towards an adult audience. So if you have something hilarious, outrageous, naughty, poignant, absurd or unusual that you would like to perform, please visit our website to download an application.

Please contact the Puppet Slam Network if you have an open call you would like posted


  1. It's not on here but Beady Little Eyes is hosting a puppet slam in Portland on April 20th!!/events/124204164377500/

  2. Thanks for the reminder! Mine are SENT!