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Puppetry Masterclass

with Erth & Dead Puppet Society

Bringing together the expertise of two of Australia’s leading visual theatre making companies, we are offering a rare Puppetry Masterclass co-led by Erth Visual & Physical Inc. and Dead Puppet Society.

The masterclass is a weeklong intensive that will dive into theoretical and practical approaches to the visual theatre making process, with a focus on story development, puppet making and performance.

We are offering up to 15 places for theatre and performance makers wishing to expand their skills and knowledge in puppetry and devised theatre making processes.

Selection into the masterclass is through an application process. Express your interest online by Friday 13 July. 

The masterclass will be held at Erth's Venue in Marrickville.

Presented by Sydney Opera House. 

Monday 6 August to Saturday 11 August, 2018

10am - 5pm, daily. In order to participate in the masterclass, you must be available for the entire week. 

Venue

The masterclass will be held at Erth's venue in Marrickville. 

Myrtle Street Studios
22-26 Myrtle Street 
Marrickville NSW 2204 

How to apply

Express your interest online here by Friday 13 July 2018.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the Artist and Sector Development team on Friday 20 July 2018.

Are there any costs to participate?

Independent artists fee = $150
Company supported artists* fee = $600

*Artists who are employed by a company and are supported to attend

Who is this masterclass for?

Erth and Dead Puppet Society wish to work with theatre and performance makers who have a minimum of 5 years’ artistic experience.

Selection criteria

Successful applicants will:
- Demonstrate the benefit of participation in the masterclass
- Demonstrate an arts practice of 5 years or more, including experience in devised performance making
- Be available for the entire week (Monday 6 - Saturday 11 August 2018)

 

Dead Puppet Society puppet in the making
Image: Dead Puppet Society Workshop.

Applications now open

Applications for the masterclass are now open and will close at midnight on Friday 13 July 2018 AEST. 

Express your interest online here

Successful applicants will be notified on Friday 20 July 2018. 

The Puppetry Masterclass will take place from Monday 6 August - Saturday 11 August 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this the purpose of this masterclass?

As a part of the Sydney Opera House Artist & Sector Development Program, we are offering this masterclass for theatre and performance makers who wish to expand their skills and knowledge in puppetry.  The purpose is to provide an opportunity to those who are up for the challenge of working collaboratively in pursuit of creating the very beginnings of a new piece of devised theatre.

How do I apply?

Express your interest online here by Friday 13 July 2018.

Successful applicants will be contacted by the Artist and Sector Development team on Friday 20 July 2018.

Are there any costs to participate?

Independent artists fee = $150
Company supported artists* fee = $600

*Artists who are employed by a company and are supported to attend

Who is this masterclass for?

Erth and Dead Puppet Society wish to work with theatre and performance makers who have a minimum of 5 years’ artistic experience.

Where will this masterclass take place?

The masterclass will be held at Erth's venue in Marrickville. 

Myrtle Street Studios
22-26 Myrtle Street 
Marrickville NSW 2204 

What is Artist and Sector Development?

The Sydney Opera House Artist & Sector Development program supports local Australian artists, small companies and producers through presentation platforms and unique professional development opportunities including  mentorship and training. 

This includes UnWrapped, a curated series presenting some of Australia’s best contemporary performance works rarely seen beyond their premiere seasons. 
Check out the next UnWrapped series now. 

 

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