File puptcrit/puptcrit.0503, message 98

Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] POA 2007
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 12:37:43 -0500

I'm guessing that what originally started this thread is the recent 
Playboard article on changes to the festival model. Truth be told, the 
changes are being looked at not because we want to do something 
different or to upset people, but out of necessity. It is looking more 
and more like a permanent home is needed for the festival to survive at 
all. A central location, rather than one coast or the other seems to be 
the logical fair choice.
  As to 2007, that is still open as NO ONE has come forward with a 
proposal. There has been a fair amount of bru-ha-ha from some on the 
west coast that the festival is "due" in their area, yet no one is 
stepping forward to be festival director, there is no site, and no 
proposal. Should we all just fly to some unknown destination and hope a 
bunch of other puppeteers show up and have a spontaneous festival? It 
is not for lack of trying on the part of the board or future festival 
committee. You want the festival in your back yard? Step up to the 
plate. Find a director, a site, and make a proposal. Not on the west 
coast but want the festival in your back yard? Same applies. At this 
point there is no festival for 2007 so the location is WIDE open. Texas 
sounds good to me. So does New Orleans. So does almost any major metro 
  If you want more info on how to go about getting a proposal together, 
see your PofA directory or email me off line.


On Mar 15, 2005, at 9:26 PM, wrote:

> In a message dated 3/15/2005 8:58:29 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> Only  responding to this because I find it a bit bothersome.
> Seems to me that the  2005 Festival is in Minnesota, now the last I 
> checked
> that isn't the West  Coast, East Coast , Florida or Texas...but of 
> course
> could be mistaken  there.
> If you looked at my post from which the above  was extracted from it, 
> I was
> referring
>  to the majority of conventions and events on all subjects, not on  
> puppetry
> in general.
>  Last time I looked Minnesota was not located in those places either,  
> but
> still 1,300 mile
>  drive or 2.600 miles round trip from the East coast.
>  I hope you do enjoy it ,
>  Mark
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