Monday, May 30, 2011
Actor and puppeteer casting call for the Fantastic Mr Fox interactive puppet theater at Artspace on Sat, June 4, 10 am to 4 pm
"My friends Rene Duffourc and Jacques Duffourc and I are in town doing an interactive puppet theatre adaptation of Fantastic Mr. Fox," writes Arthur Mintz. "In our show, the audience literally climbs into the picture frame of an enormous story book and through 13 chapters of the story. Each of the sets is interconnected by underground tunnels, slides, and rope courses. We ran the show for over a year in New Orleans and were just invited up here by Bill Joyce. The show will open at ArtSpace in October."
"We are currently in town building the show, and are having auditions for actors and puppeteers this Saturday, June 4th, from 10am to 4pm. No experience with puppets is necessary."
Having seen the puppets, heard the plans, researched the New Orleans run online and met the charming trio of producers, I must give this project my highest recommendation.
At the very least, go meet these lads and enjoy their spiel!