Call for Entries: Puppeteers for the Festival Mondial Des Théâtres De Marionnettes 2019


Festival Mondial Des Théâtres De Marionnettes 2019
20 – 29 September 2019
Charleville-Mézières, France

Working in partnership with Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre, Puppet Animation Scotland invites Scottish-based puppeteers to pitch their imaginative and dynamic creative ideas to us.

We are looking for three separate short – solo and/or duo pieces, each 12-15 minutes long – to run in repertory with three of the Swallow the Sea’s shows in the company’s caravan theatre for the length of the Festival Mondial Des Théâtres De Marionnettes 2019. The selected pieces will also form part of Swallow the Sea’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 run at Summerhall.

These pieces need to use puppetry to a high proficiency, contain little or no text and be straightforward to set-up and take-down within the Swallow the Sea caravan space.

Please contact by Monday 28 January 2019, 5.00pm to apply. Upon registering your interest, you will receive information about the caravan’s internal dimensions. You will be offered a 15 minutes time slot at a pitch event on Thursday 14 February at Summerhall in Edinburgh, where you will discuss your proposal with Puppet Animation Scotland staff and the artists of the Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre. Successful applicants will be informed by Monday 18 February.

Selected puppeteers / duos will be expected to present their work in the Swallow the Sea Caravan Theatre during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019 at Summerhall, prior to participating in the Festival Mondial Des Théâtres De Marionnettes. 

Each of the three selected puppeteers/duos will receive a Puppet Animation Scotland Creative Fund award to develop their piece. Along with a fee, travel, accommodation and per diems while in France will be provided, as well as a generous free ticket allocation for festival performances.

Closing date: Monday 28 January 2019, 5.00pm

The Swallow The Sea Theatre Caravan view from outside

The Swallow The Sea Theatre Caravan

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