Deadline for submissions to PXL extended till Sunday, February 4th!
Do you have an idea for a project that involves puppetry? Or would you like to participate in such a project?
The Puppetry eXploratory Laboratory is a program that offers the opportunity for artists to explore their creative passion within the puppet art form. As a participant in PXL, you will be involved in a unique experience that allows you to interact and collaborate with artists of all kinds. PXL membership entails many benefits for a rare learning opportunity: it is a chance to fine tune skills you already have, to develop and try new ones, or simply learn a greater appreciation for the art of puppetry and its many facets.
PXL is a forum for the development of creative ideas, not merely a showcase for future productions: emphasis is on the development of new material and unique adaptations of existing material. We are looking to pushing the envelope; we invite you to join us!
Participants work in groups, made up of Project Participants and a Project Initiator, collaborating on the Project Initiator’s project. Over the following months Puppetmongers will assist in moving the projects forward, with meeting-planning sessions, shop time at our studio, direction and technical and general advice.
“Being part of PXL was an amazing experience. From that first meeting, when we cast about to find like-minded people, through all the stress of rehearsals where we found ourselves coming together as a group, to the last nerve-wracking performance, it was one of the most exciting and fulfilling times of my life and I can’t thank Ann and David Powell enough for making it possible.” - Nell Coleman, past participant.
*Participation fees: $250 for 4 months of puppet nurturing (for either a Project Initiator or Participant). Materials are the responsibility of the project group.
*At the first scheduled gathering, the Project Initiators will present their project ideas, and the Project Participants will choose which project to join. Then, over the next few months, the Project Initiators, with their Project Participants, meet (at their own mutual scheduling), to build and rehearse the pieces with Puppetmongers’ mentorship.
*The final performances or presentations will be in late Spring (date TBA) following the completion of the program
Posted by: Puppetmongers Theatre
For more information: http://puppetmongers.com/details-of-pxl/