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By various artists
2010-11 Adult Series
Ages 18 & up ONLY
For Mature Audiences

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Performance Dates

May 19 - 22, 2011
Downstairs Theater

•Thur-Sat: 8pm
•Sun: 5pm

“XPT makes Avenue Q look like Bambi.” ~ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

What happens when artists of all disciplines join forces to create bold, original experiments in puppetry for adult audiences? XPT! Guaranteed to inspire, surprise, amuse, and provoke.

Join us for an artist talk-back following every performance.

Click here to listen to a radio interview with Raymond Carr, Assistant Program Director for XPT.

Check out the XPT Web Series:
Every Year, dozens of artists, come together to experiment!

The Center for Puppetry Arts' Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT) is a program that offers the opportunity for professional and emerging artists to explore and experiment, creating original puppet theater geared to adult audiences.

The XPT Web Series is a multi-part documentary on the experience of participating in the XPT program. The episodes focus on the submission process, rehearsals, puppet building, technical rehearsals, and  production week in May.

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three


The nationally recognized Center for Puppetry Arts® in Atlanta, GA is calling for the submission of short puppet theater pieces and films (ten minutes or less) for Xperimental Puppet Theater 2012.

Xperimental Puppetry Theater (XPT) is a program that offers the opportunity for professional and emerging artists to explore and experiment, creating original puppet theater geared to adult audiences.

You can apply as a Project Director with your own show, or as an Individual Member available to participate in the different pieces as a performer, musician, puppet builder, etc.

Proposed pieces must be under ten minutes and may feature a myriad of styles of puppetry: shadows, marionettes, masks, automata, object theater, body puppets, rod puppets, etc.

We also accept short puppet films. Proposed films must be under eight minutes and may be stop-motion, claymation, live manipulation, collage, silhouette, or any other style of puppet film. Accepted films will be archived in the Center’s puppet film library.

We also accept puppetry themed installation art for display within our atrium during the production in May.

We are pleased to offer funding for new works. Project grants up to $450 may be awarded. In addition, rehearsal space, some technical, design, and manipulation assistance may be provided, as available.

Questions? Contact Michael Haverty, XPT Program Director, at michaelhaverty@puppet.org.

The deadline for project proposals is February 1st, 2012.

Download the application:
Word | PDF


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Downstairs Theater
May 19 - 22, 2011

•Thur-Sat: 8pm
•Sun: 5pm

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