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Photo by Stephanie Richardson
“Amongst the Birds” by Laura Wallace and Even Johnson (XPT 2011)
By Various Artists 2012-13 New Directions Series for Adults & Teens
May 16 - 19, 2013
Downstairs Theater Ages 18+ ONLY
For Mature Audiences
Showtimes: •Thurs-Sat: 8pm
What happens when artists of all disciplines join forces to create bold, original experiments in puppetry for adult audiences? XPT! Celebrating over thirty years of artistic alchemy, XPT is guaranteed to inspire, surprise, amuse, and provoke.
Join us for an artist talk-back following every performance.
What is XPT?
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 2013.
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.