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Puppet playlist

Puppet Playlist, a thrice-annual evening of puppetry and music produced and curated by Sinking Ship Productions with The Tank, is looking for a Producer.

Puppet Playlist takes brilliant puppeteers and talented musicians and slams them together into an evening of live theater to stir the senses. The Playlist features performances of original works of puppetry based on a musical theme (selected by the audience from the prior show), mixed with live musical interpretations by some of New York’s most exciting singer-songwriters. Since 2009 Puppet Playlist has played to sold-out audiences, becoming one of the primary platforms for the development of new short-form puppetry in the country.

Previous performers (and their work) have been seen all over New York, across the country, and throughout the world, on, off- and off-off-Broadway, at Shakespeare in the Park, the Metropolitan Opera, FringeNYC, Lincoln Center, with Jim Henson Productions, and on both American and international television.


Producer works alongside the curators to produce the show. This includes monitoring the Puppet Playlist email, taking on all communications and organization for submissions and chosen artists, designers, technicians, and The Tank. The producer keeps track of performer/act information, tracking the show budgets, working with curators on grants & grant reporting, outreach to the puppet community, general troubleshooting, proofreading, other administrative needs and of course duties as needed for the shows themselves. The producer is also present for all performances, overseeing the production team. 

COMPENSATION: $750 flat fee per Playlist. We generally do three Playlists a year.

COMMITMENT: Hours vary based on where we are in the production cycle, ranging from about 1 - 5 hours a week, up to 10 - 15 hours on the week of the show (including rehearsals and performance). Most of the work can be done from home, but the team meets every two weeks as well. Each Playlist is approximately 30-40 hours of work total, and we run three Playlists a year; each show has three performances over two days, plus tech and a dress rehearsal on the first day. Puppet Playlist’s venue is The Tank in midtown Manhattan. 


Please send resume (and portfolio if applicable) (in PDF or Word format) and a short cover letter telling us a little bit about yourself and why you're interested in the position. Please include a couple of references. These can be professional or academic, but should be able to speak to your organizational abilities and working style.

Submit to Applications for producer are accepted on a rolling basis until February 11th, 2019.

Photo by Marielle Solan