Call for puppeteers
Savour the Flavour – Planet Munch – Musical Puppet Show to tour to Hertfordshire Libraries.
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England as part of Hertfordshire’s Year of Culture 2020.
Nysa Projects Presents – Savour the Flavour – Planet Munch – Musical Puppet Show
Where every mealtime is a song and a dance!
Welcome to a world of beatboxing greens, hula-hooping fruit, and the colourful residents of the Five-a-DayJazz Club and Pulse dance studio. Featuring life-size puppets, an original soundtrack and loads of audience participation, Planet Munch is a delicious blend of playful musical theatre and inventive storytelling, with a healthy message about eating well and living together at its core. Created for children of primary school age, Planet Munch is a flavoursome puppetry treat for the whole family.
Families enjoy a pre-show creative session and after show puppet meet and greet in Herts Libraries. Savour the Flavour is a fun, family friendly, interactive puppet show, laced with healthy lifestyle messages and developed for primary school aged children and their grown-ups.
About Nysa Projects
Nysa is a multifaceted arts company based in Hertfordshire, specializing in participatory practice and delivering immersive art projects and events across art forms with diverse community partners.
Managed by practising artists Kerry Lanigan https://www.kerrylanigan.co.uk/art-work and Hannah Blunden https://nysa.co.uk/artist-and-creative-producers/hannah-blunden, Nysa brings together practitioners from across music, carnival, visual and performing arts to create engaging and innovative events and productions. They specialize in outdoor, site-specific and immersive theatre underpinned by a strong learning and participation ethos.
Nysa has developed from a small community arts organisation to an established delivery partner working with The GOS Institute of Child Health, Herts Libraries and The Tate Modern, Nysa have been awarded Arts Council funding and can be found in numerous settings facilitating creative practice wherever possible.
For more info about the show visit: https://www.kerrylanigan.co.uk/puppet-show and
Call for Puppeteers
Puppeteers sought to join Planet Munch – Savour the Flavour – Musical Puppet Show, featuring large scale hand puppets.
Working along-side existing team, puppeteers will be asked to take on multiple roles and must be available to complete 4 days rehearsal.
In addition to puppetry skills, actors need to be able to sing and be happy to help facilitate lead-in art workshop and after show puppet meet and greet session.
This is a paid opportunity funded by Arts Council England and ideal for emerging puppeteers and actors looking to develop puppetry skills.
All team members help with get ins and outs so you must be willing and able to assist.
Candidates need to be available on the following dates:
Auditions in Hemel, Herts., – 3rd of April (around 1 hour, to include movement, singing and puppetry).
7th , 8th 9th and 10th of April.
Herts Library performances dates tbc April-June
Deadline for application is Friday the of 27th of March
Auditions will take place on the 3rd of April times tbc.
Rehearsal Rate – £120 per day
Interest in devising and creative children’s theatre making
A strong singing voice.
Puppetry experience/passion for puppetry
Physically able to perform a demanding show.
This role is open to anyone regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.
Please send a CV/links, covering letter outlining your skills, relevant experience and why this work interests you. Please include a link to your work, where possible, to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Friday the 30th of March – Thanks!