In 2018 Dead Puppet Society will produce an original large scale roving puppetry work in Brisbane as commissioned by Festival 2018 and Flowstate.
Following their migratory route down the Brisbane river, three ancient giants have become lost in the city. Where they expected to find their seasonal feeding grounds there is now only a jungle made of concrete.
Designed and created by the artists at Dead Puppet Society, MEGAFAUNA will take up residence at Flowstate in a prehistoric installation, and wander through the South Bank Parklands as a part of Festival 2018.
As they try to make their way in the altered landscape, these three visitors from a forgotten time provoke a reflection on how the landscape of our country has changed and the effect that humans have had on the creatures that share our island.
We are currently seeking performers for the project.
Rehearsals will take place on 3-5 April 2018, and performances on 6-8 and 13-15 April 2018. Professional award rates will apply.
Due to the nature of this work, performers who have physical performance training, puppetry experience, or similar skill sets are encouraged to apply.
Auditions will take place in the week of 19 February 2018 and will take the form of a skills-development workshop.
If you’re keen to take part or have any questions we’d love to hear from you!
Please send a headshot and relevant CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Applications close on 11 February 2018.