Melbourne Puppetry Festival

Applications close 21 April 2017

The Melbourne Festival of Puppetry will return to La Mama’s theatres in 4th – 9th July 2017. Co-curated by Lemony S Puppet Theatre and La Mama Theatre and supported by The City of Melbourne, the festival will host a children’s program during the day and a night program for adult audiences.
New to the 2017 festival will be the ‘Avenue of Booths’, which, as the name suggests, is an avenue of puppet booths filling the La Mama forecourt and presenting 10 minute shows in each booth.

Their definition of ‘what make as a puppet show’ is very wide.

Non-traditional approaches to the form are encouraged. Cross-discipline works are also encouraged. All types of artists (architects, theatre makers, musicians, live artists, opera artists etc) are encouraged to apply as long as the work includes some puppetry. However, the festival is particularly interested showcasing ‘innovation in puppetry.’ Be bold. Try something new.

For more info go here