Puppetry of the Penis announces auditions!
Puppetry of the Penis announces audition to uncover show’s next stars
Australia’s most successful comedy export Puppetry of the Penis announced an audition to discover the next round of puppeteers.
The audition, to be held at the Bristol Arms Retro Hotel in the Sydney CBD on April 16 at 6pm will see the show’s creator Simon Morley look specifically for puppeteers for its Australian tours and Private Party business where the current stars cut their teeth performing 20 minute shows.
Simon is also looking for Australian men who can speak basic Italian to be the faces of their first Italian show scheduled for late 2012.
The audition is open to any brave male looking to be paid handsomely in return for leaving his pants and shame at the door.
“We are looking for puppeteers who can not only perform the tricks but can keep an audience entertained and charmed for an hour. Successful auditionees who work hard can expect great perks including performing internationally at the world’s leading comedy festivals,” said Puppetry of the Penis creator Simon Morley.
Auditionees will be taken through a brief Masters Class in the ancient art of genital origami by the original Penis Puppeteer Simon Morley, including the art of the pre-show stretch. Auditionees will be expected to demonstrate several of the tricks they have learned before a panel of judges.
The panel will announce who has been successful at the audition and will contact that group within a week with details of whether they have been successful for the Italian show, Australian tour or Private Party business.
Puppetry of the Penis is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes circumcised and uncircumcised genital origami hopefuls. Participants must have own equipment.
To reserve your place in the audition and receive your information kit please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The new Puppetry of the Penis live 3D comedy show is the world’s first live 3D comedy act which uses the latest 3D and CGI technology. It is currently touring Australia (dates below)
Dates: April 17 – 29, 2012
Venue: Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
Bookings: 03 9650 1500 or ticketek.com.au
Tickets: Tues $30.00; Wed, Thurs $33.00; Fri, Sat, Sun $35.00
Times: 7.00pm 17th – 21st April & 8.00pm 24th – 29th April
Puppetry of the Penis 3D will feature as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012
Dates: May 5, 2012
Venue: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Bookings: 02 9020 6966 or ticketek.com.au
The comedy of anatomy & censorship
Late yesterday afternoon we received word that a formal complaint had been made to the Advertising Standards Board against the billboard advertising a show we have coming up at The Twelfth Night Theatre in Brisbane.
The show just so happens to be Puppetry of the Penis 3D and the artwork looks something like this (you can click on the image if you’d like to purchase tickets to see what all the hullabaloo is about - other dates available at alist.com.au)
The letter stated that “We teach our children to behave civilly and use words appropriately. This billboard offends against this dignity by thrusting the male genital part into the public arena for entertainment and laughs.”
Firstly the word is used in the correct context (which is appropriate) and secondly the billboard contains no nudity, so how is it thrusting the ‘male genital part’ into the public arena? AND what’s wrong with laughing at male genitalia? Genitals are funny! (Australian punk band Frenzal Rhomb even wrote a song about it, but it isn’t online so I can’t link you to it, but Jon LaJoie has a great song called ‘Show us your Genitals' which you can watch instead)
Regardless of if the billboard is inappropriate or not, it sure has stirred up some great publicity for the shows with multiple media outlets covering the story (the articles are worth checking out for the comment sections alone!) not to mention some great discussion on facebook pages