We're looking for new puppeteers
Blind Summit has four shows in development: Puppeting Shakespeare, Citizen Jack, The Sex Lives of Puppets, and A Puppet Macbeth.
We are seeking to meet new puppeteers and performers and we will be holding general auditions in May 2022. These auditions will be used to cast a number of projects over the next two years, both in the UK and internationally. We are inviting applications from people who are interested in working with us.
About the Company:
Blind Summit's make new live shows with puppets at the centre of the story. We work through devising and improvising working with a co-writer.
We tour with teams of puppeteers and puppet makers, led by Artistic Director Mark Down. We train together and are known for our “Extreme Puppetry” - an improvisational style of three man operated puppetry, inspired by traditional Japanese Bunraku, where three performers learn to channel their performances in a single puppet.
"Blind Summit are the UK's puppet masters, a company whose shows have proved that puppetry doesn't have to come either with apologies or strings attached." THE GUARDIAN
For more information about the company and our productions, please go to our website www.blindsummit.com
This opportunity is for any actor, physical theatre performer, puppeteer or dancer. We often find those with training in physical theatre and dance can take to puppetry, so if you think you might have some natural ability, but haven't got any experience, please consider applying. We are particularly well known for giving performers from all performance disciplines and backgrounds their first puppetry jobs therefore we would particularly encourage artists from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) background. So we would really like to hear from everyone who is interested in working with us.
What you will need is:
* a love of puppets/ or a desire to try something new
* willingness to work hard and muck in
* excitement about being part of a small team
* an interest in creating and devising new work
* enthusiasm for touring and working abroad
* a sense of humour
About the auditions:
We will be holding a number of workshop style auditions (approx 1 hour) in the week of 16th May. Please tell us when you apply if you are not local to London, so that we can arrange appropriate audition time.
Please send a covering letter telling us why you want to audition for us, a CV and a recent headshot to firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on 6th May 2022.
(Hard copies will not be accepted).