it's never been done with puppets before,
We're looking for donors who will support the creation of new work.
made over 48 shows, Blind Summit's Artistic Director, Mark Down, has developed
a unique approach to making theatre. This all starts to the Generator
phase - dreaming, writing, making puppets and workshopping new ideas into
The Incubator Fund - Open Auditions
Every two years we hold open auditions to find new puppeteers to join our ensemble. These auditions are open to anyone who expresses an interest usually up to about 300 people. This is the only scheme that actively searches for puppeteers to invest in their training.
Often we give people their first break in the industry. All of them go on to work in the wider industry.
Example: JAKE WARING
Jake t rained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where Blind Summit is a visiting lecturer
In 2013 he auditioned for Blind Summit in open auditions
He helped to make The Puppet Monologues in 2014
He joined the cast for Magic Flute in Bregenz 2014
He helped make Rossignol in Bregenz 2014
He was a lead cast in the Award Winning Citizen Puppet at Edinburgh Fringe 2015
He is currently Artist in Residence at Derby Playhouse
We need to raise £15,000 to pay for a team of three casting directors for 4 weeks, a rehearsal room, and administrative costs.
DONATE below to keep giving people a chance!
By contributing to the Generator Fund, you'll be a crucial part of this process
Call the office on 020 7272 9020 and ask to speak to Alex for more information or other ways to pay.
Gift aid: Please remember to submit your details for Gift Aid where possible so we can receive an extra 25p on top of any £1 donated at no extra cost to you.
WHAT WILL YOUR SUPPORT MEAN FOR US?
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