Announcing the Call for Fringe Acts for the 2023 National Puppetry Festival

Dates: Tuesday, July 18th-Saturday, July 22nd

Times: Assorted Time Slots TBD

Locations: Primarily the Stamp Building's second floor and the Nyumburu Amphitheater

What you need to know: 

  • We are seeking Puppetry Acts between 10-20 minutes long. 

  • We will be booking between 15-20 acts, depending on the length of the acts and the finalized schedule.

  • Submissions must have minimal tech requirements, as turn-around time will be tight. 

  • We will work with your schedule to find the best performance slot for you. 

  • No stipends are available for Fringe performers 

  • Some acts will be busking; however, unauthorized busking will not be tolerated by the University.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, April 1st, 2023 

Please submit via the google form ONLY: 

A Note about Fringe Programming: 

Technical resources are unavailable for the Fringe performances. The Fringe Program can only provide a space to perform in, and in the Stamp Building – a stage riser and room lights. If you have a technically complex piece, please make us aware when you apply so we may determine if it is simple enough to be successful with the Fringe limitations. Please note that this application is for individuals who are ALREADY planning on attending the festival.

Please direct any questions via email

Thanks so much for reading. Please feel free to share this call with anyone you think might be interested. We look forward to hearing from you!

Puppeteers of America
310 East 38th St, Suite 127
Minneapolis, MN 55409