Detroit Puppet Slam 2021 Proposal Guidelines

It’s back! APPLY NOW TO BE INCLUDED IN THE 2021 DETROIT PUPPET SLAM! 

Proposals are being accepted from Wednesday, April 28 until midnight Sunday May 16th. All artists will be notified by May 20th. 

The 2021 Detroit Puppet Slam will be staged on Friday June 18th from 8-9pm. 

See below for application details!

 

What is a puppet slam? A puppet slam is a curated evening of short work puppet works intended for adult audiences. 2021 will be the *fourth* year of our annual slam featuring puppet works by local and national puppet artists!

 

I’M INTERESTED! HOW DO I APPLY?

Application guidelines:

*Submit one image and a 1-3 sentence description of your proposed puppet work to puppetslam@cmapdetroit.com! Works proposed do not need to have been staged prior to this slam - new works and works in progress are encouraged!

*Slam pieces should be 5 minutes or less, should be live (not prerecorded) and can be performed in person or virtually. Artists performing in person will adhere to CMAP’s onsite covid protocols.

*All participating artists (those performing both in person and virtually) must be available either on site or online on June 18 from 7pm-930pm for set up and strike, in addition to a tech run through on Thursday June 17th from 6-9pm. Specific run through schedule details will be set closer to the performance date. 

The 2021 Detroit Puppet Slam will be staged on Friday June 18th from 8-9pm. 

*Stipends will be $200 per performance.

*Proposals are being accepted from Wednesday, April 28 until midnight Sunday May 16th. All artists will be notified by May 20th. 

You can also use the puppetslam@cmapdetroit.com email to send us any questions you may have!

Tag someone in the comments that you think should apply!

 

*As always, big thanks to the Puppet Slam Network for their support of new short form puppet theater! 

https://www.puppetslam.com/

https://www.instagram.com/puppetslam/

Zoo Stories (2020)

We are pleased to announce the launch of the DZS educational puppet show series, the result of a second year of partnership between CMAP (Carrie Morris Arts Production) and the Detroit Zoological Society (DZS). There ecological and important environmental works will include three new performance commissions, in addition to special behind-the-scenes footage exploring the creative collaboration between CMAP and DZS staff, geared toward all ages and all audience members who are young at heart.

Shows concluded this past September, visit our Facebook feed to watch past Zoo Stories. The first in the series Sustainable Palm Oil Superheroes explored what palm oil is, where it comes from, and how sustainable use of this product helps us save the planet. Consecutive shows Gorillas On The Line took place in August, and Respect and Reverence at the Detroit Zoo in September, These shows were in continuation of examination of critical topics that are not just globally relevant but also play a role here in Detroit.


 

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