January 16-February 29, 2024
1. Open Call for Script Ideas
Are you a professional playwright drowning in a sea of creative ideas, with your computer’s memory as the only witness? Channel that overflows into the competition of scripts and stands a chance to see your masterpiece grace our stage in the upcoming theatre seasons. We are on the lookout for innovative ideas that captivate puppet theatre audiences across generations.
✏Your application should enclose: A brief idea of play, i.e.:
A brief outline of the plot and the main message,
The relevance of the play and the need to produce it in the puppet theater genre, Description and justification of the selected target audience.
The initial five pages of the play’s script.
A motivational letter (maximum 500 words) from the author of the idea, including: A brief overview of their creative background,
A rationale for the emphasis on the puppet theatre genre,
An overview of creative aspirations and challenges encountered while developing the play.
A concise CV (1 page).
Please note that submitted plays must be original works that have not been previously staged. Adaptations of existing dramatic or literary pieces will not be considered.
Selected scripts will be developed and presented during upcoming seasons at Liepāja Puppet Theater.
Submit your application in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 February 2024. The most promising plays will be shortlisted by 7 March 2024, and successful applicants will be contacted for interviews. For any inquiries, please reach out to email@example.com .
2. Open Call for Performance Ideas
The Liepāja Puppet Theater extends an invitation to theatre makers to submit their performance concepts through the Open Call for Performance Ideas. We seek engaging ideas that resonate with audiences of all ages.
✏Submissions should encompass:
A detailed description of the proposed show (totalling no more than 500 words), including.:
A concise plot summary,
A vision for the form and visual concept and
An explanation of its relevance to the chosen target audience,
Details on the type of puppets and their visual representation, accompanied by a justiﬁcation for why the narrative is best suited for the puppet theatre genre.
A mood board illustrating the style and visual identity of the performance.
A motivational letter (maximum 500 words) from the author elucidating their creative pursuits and reasoning behind a focus on the puppet theatre genre,
Author’s CV (1 page).
Performance ideas may be based on original drama or existing dramatic or literary works. Selected performance ideas will be developed and presented during upcoming seasons at Liepāja Puppet Theater.
Please send your applications in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org by 29 February 2024. Shortlisted concepts will be announced by 7 March 2024, and successful applicants will be contacted for interviews. For any inquiries, please reach out to email@example.com.