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Are you a performer interested puppetry and the rapidly emerging field of motion capture?

The Panda is the working title for the story of a young girl born in Canada, who befriends a playful and mysterious panda bear when her family returns to their ancestral home to care for her ailing grandmother. This project is aimed at a general audience and will ultimately be produced as film combining live action puppetry and motion capture techniques.

During the initial phase of this project we will be developing and staging of 1 – 2 short scenes from the project as a live, Bunraku-style table-top puppetry performance that will be presented publicly in June 2017. The commitment for this phase of project in will be participation in approximately 6-8 rehearsal and training sessions between late April and June of 2017 as well as the workshop performance.

Casting:

The Girl
(Puppeter role, Asian, Female, must be able to convincingly portray a child)
The protagonist of the story, she is a lively, active 4-6 year old girl who is spirited, bright, playful and intensely curious. Prior puppetry experience or a strong demonstrated interest in puppetry, object theatre, movement and/or dance is essential to this role.

Ensemble puppeteers
(4 roles total, any age/gender/ethnicity)
Prior puppetry experience is not essential (performers will be trained in the specific puppetry techniques to be used in the project), but preferred. Training in movement and/or dance is an asset.

Participation in the first phase of this opportunity will be on a profit share basis, with a small stipend to be paid to all participants to cover transportation and other costs directly incurred.

The Panda Project is committed to diversity in its casting and we welcome applications from all passionate performers. Due to the project's subject matter, artists who are First or Second Generation Canadians are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply please submit a copy of your resume along with a brief message explaining your interest in the project to thepandafilm@gmail.com no later than March 31, 2017. Links to online demo reels are helpful, if available.

Auditions will be held in early/mid April. If you are selected for an audition, details with location, date and time will be provided.

Posted by: The Panda Project
For more information: http://facebook.com/thepandafilm

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