Professional Development

Exclusive training opportunity

Two-week puppetry training intensive with Richard Bradshaw OAM, Michael Barlow, Philip Mitchell, and Noriko Nishimoto.

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre is offering a limited number of places for a two-week, full time puppetry training intensive.

The training intensive will be led by guest artists Richard Bradshaw OAM, Margaret Williams, and State Living Treasure and master puppeteer Noriko Nishimoto along with the company’s Artistic Director Philip Mitchell and Associate Director Michael Barlow.

This is a rare and exclusive opportunity to learn from some of Australia’s most experienced puppetry artists in this highly specialised art form.

Click here to learn more about the team of professional puppeteers that will be leading the training intensive.

Over the course of two weeks, participants will be introduced to puppet manipulation technique, how to use different types of constructed puppets, exploration of shadow puppetry, and will learn about the evolution of puppetry over the past half century.

We are currently accepting expressions of interest from artists wanting to participate in the intensive.

To express your interest in participating please send:
1) a current CV (max 3 pages)
2) a cover letter (max one page) outlining key reasons for wanting to participant in the program

Applicants must be able to commit to attending the full intensive (details below).
Date: 1 – 12 August 2016
Times: 10am – 4pm, Mon – Fri
Venue: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short St Fremantle
Cost: $500

Applications are now open, closing at 5pm WST on Tuesday 26 April 2015.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their EOI in earl May 2016.

For more information and to submit applications, please contact:

Georgina Cramond
Operations Officer
admin@sppt.asn.au | 08 9335 5044
www.sppt.asn.au

In Conversation

Join Spare Parts Puppet Theatre Associate Director, Michael Barlow, In Conversation with independent theatre maker, performer and Artistic Director of independent company, Weeping Spoon Productions, Shane Adamczak, independent dancer, choreographer and educator, Jessica Lewis and independent theatre maker and performer, Sarah Nelson.

The trio will talk about their careers in the arts, which collectively span more than 40 years.

Learn about pathways into puppetry – including information about Spare Parts’ artist training and development programs – and how to sustain a career in the arts industry.

When: Friday 22 April, 7.30pm for a 7.45pm start (after the evening performance of The Little Prince book tickets at www.sppt.asn.au) Where: Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, 1 Short Street, Fremantle
RSVP: to admin@sppt.asn.au

Light refreshments will be provided in the foyer between the performance and the start of the In Conversation.

2016 FirstHand: Emergent Puppetry Training

Four of Perth’s most exciting independent emergent artists have been announced as this year’s participants in Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s FirstHand emergent puppetry artist training program, including recent WAAPA graduates Zoe Hollyoak and Rachael Woodward, along with Finn O’Branagáin and Rhiannon Petersen.

As part of the FirstHand program each will be mentored by Spare Parts’ artistic leaders, receive a $3,000 seed fund to develop a puppetry project, and have a fee-free position in the company’s two-week intensive skills training program,

With the profile and popularity of puppetry in Western Australia being fuelled by the PIAF Helpmann Award-winning outdoor event The Giants in 2015, the FirstHand program continues to be in hot-demand with more than 20 applications received from local and interstate artists wishing to develop their skills with Australia’s flagship puppetry company.

 

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