Open Eye Figure Theatre Call for Proposals for

“Toy Theatre After Dark”

Toy Theatre After Dark is a mini two-week “festival” that embraces and promotes artist of all disciplines to explore ideas and definitions of Toy Theatre. This program has been presented at Open Eye from 2007- 2013 and it is with great excitement that we offer it again.

This is a request for proposals for image/object/puppet driven small-scaled performances that resonate with the traditional form and contemporary approach to Toy/Figure/Puppet Theatre. Works that will be considered should be 10-20 minutes in duration, self –contained, portable for quick change over with minimal technical requirements, and performance ready.

Selected works will be given an honorarium for production costs and will be presented in two separate bills either on Mar. 30-April 1 or April 4-8 2017.

Application Deadline: February 6th, 2017

Applications can be emailed to:, with the subject line: TTAD Application – Your Last Name

Please include the following:

1.Contact information(As PDF)

  • Name

  • Mailing Address

  • Phone  

  • E-mail

2. 900-word description (content and form) of the proposed work. (As PDF)

3. A visual image of proposed work. (e.g. Storyboard, photo, sketch, DVD, YouTube or Vimeo link.)

4. Work sample of past work in any form that represents your project. (Photograph or video).

Applicants will be notified by February 13th, 2017.


Questions contact: Susan Haas or call 612-226-0402