Auditions for puppeteers in Newburgh, NYC

Puppet production company Up in Arms is seeking a few good puppeteers.

Auditions will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Theatre at West Shore Station, 27 S. Water St., Newburgh, and then 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Chelsea Studios, 151 W. 26th St., Suite 601, New York City.

What are auditions for? They’re to be part of Up in Arms’ talent pool of puppet performers in advance of a Theatreworks USA tour of “Helping Drew,” an anti-bullying puppet musical.

Here are the vitals, via Up in Arms:

Puppeteer that must stand 5’11 – 6 feet tall, use of platform shoes welcomed. All shows are performed behind 6-foot stage. Height not required for audition. Ideal candidate must be experienced in mouth/rod puppets, lip sync and movement. Performers should prepare a 2-3 minute pre-recorded, lip-synced song. Bring your own puppet or one will be provided. Bring your own music on mp3 player/iPod or CD. Speakers/player will be provided. Puppeteers must be able to help set up/break-down shows (20 lbs. max) and perform 30 minute show with Q&A, generally under 3 hour commitment per show. Flexible availability, early morning start times for elementary school shows so, must be available during school hours. Talent living outside of NYC should have reliable transportation and a clean driver’s license. Up in Arms offers paid rehearsals, travel and per-booking fee.

To schedule an audition, email a headshot and resume to¬† Subject line “Audition: your name.”

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