Post Info TOPIC: Casting a Puppeteer for an Upcoming Vaudeville-style Spectacle Show in Detroit
Ilana Marks

Casting a Puppeteer for an Upcoming Vaudeville-style Spectacle Show in Detroit

Hey All,
I am casting a site-specific, vaudeville-style spectacle show for the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts in Detroit.  For the show, I am looking for a puppeteer to play two characters that have a ventriloquist/dummy relationship (the puppeteer is a character, and is also voicing the puppet).  Ventriloquism skills are a plus, but are not required.  The puppet will be a hand puppet.  Actors will interact with the audience, so comfort with improv is a plus, but not required.  The piece is about 13 minutes long, and we will repeat the show throughout the festival day.
The festival is on August 2, 2014.  We will have rehearsals during the week of Tuesday, 7/29 - Friday, 8/1.  The festival provides a stipend to performers.
Given the short timeline, I appreciate your prompt response.  Please e-mail me at if you are interested, and with any questions.
Thank you very much,
ilana Marks
A little bit about the director and I:


Ilana Marks is a Creative Producer and Designer for film, theatre, and attractions. Selected credits include: The Jim Henson Creature Shop (fabricator); feature films Space Station 76 (Associate Producer; SXSW World Premiere), Possession (Production Designer); performances Swimming Upstream (Creator; Workshopped in the 2011 Cohen New Works Festival, Austin, TX), There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom (Set, Puppet, Projection Design; winner B. Iden Payne Award for Outstanding Production of Youth Theatre); and attractions: Night at the Museum attraction for the first ever 20th Century Fox Movie Park (concept development). Ilana holds an MFA in Theatrical Design from The University of Texas at Austin, and degrees in Art & Design, and Textile Technology from North Carolina State University.



Shaun Patrick Tubbs is an actor and director. REGIONAL THEATRE: The Tempest (Eureka Suitcase), The Book of Grace (Zach Scott Theatre), Julius Caesar (Oregon Shakespeare Festival - Assistant Director), The Tempest, An Ideal Husband, Macbeth (Austin Shakespeare Theatre), A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits (Salvage Vanguard Theatre), Crossing America (Kirk Douglas Theatre), Lobby Hero (Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara), Boys Next Door (Whitmore Lindley Theatre), Jitney (Human Race Theatre Company). OTHER THEATRE: HOME (Mixtape Theatre Company) The Red Box (Actor/Director), Tape (Director), Pride and Prejudice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bad Penny, The Shadow Box, Elephants Graveyard, and Don Juan In Hell (The University of Texas at Austin); The Laramie Project and Our Country's Good (Wright State University). Mr. Tubbs received his M.F.A. from The University of Texas at Austin, and B.F.A. from Wright State University.


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