After three years of providing Brisbane theatre makers with an intensive puppetry and visual theatre training program, we’re mixing things up for the DPS Academy. In 2020 Dead Puppet Society and Brisbane Powerhouse are offering Brisbane artists the opportunity to propose an idea for creative development under the guidance of Dead Puppet Society artists.
Over the course of 10 weeks, up to three successful projects will receive training in visual theatre making, mentorship and direction from senior artists of the company, a modest fee to put towards the cost of materials and/or production costs, and facilitated rehearsal time. This will culminate in a weekend of creative development showings at Brisbane Powerhouse, as part of a new series called THE DPS LAB.
Dead Puppet Society and Brisbane Powerhouse are offering:
As an independent company, Dead Puppet Society built its foundations on the pathways and opportunities made open to emerging theatre practitioners by the Brisbane theatre industry. We believe in supporting the growth of this ecology by providing a bridging opportunity between university graduates and other development programs. We are delighted to continue to partner with Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane’s home for contemporary culture, who share our commitment to supporting emerging theatre practitioners. By providing a hands-on mentorship and a structured creative development process we will contribute to the next generation of theatre artists and to the practice of collaborative, visual work in a supported and safe environment.
Expressions of interest close: 22 June via email.
APPLY: Download the full info pack to see KEY DATES, THE APPLICATION and OTHER INFORMATION.