File puptcrit/puptcrit.0801, message 284

Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 23:52:49 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] O'neill Puppetry Conference announcement

I would like to invite everyone to check out site:


On Jan 22, 2008 9:05 PM, <> wrote:

> Hi Mark:
> It would 'seem' that the requirements to be accepted at O'Neill are rather
> severe and to some, intimidating.
> Despite the language of the application, I can tell you that this is one
> of
> the most welcoming and supportive group of people I've ever worked with.
> I can also attest to the fact that the MOST important quality for ANY
> applicant to possess is a strong DESIRE to learn more about good puppetry.
> Trust me.
> The purpose for requesting this much information is simply to give Bobbie
> Nidzgorski, our General Manager, as much information about the applicants
> as
> possible so that she can make the best choices / matches for the
> applicants and
> the conference as a whole. It isn't possible to hold personal interviews,
> since
> our applicants come from all parts of the world. At times, a phone call
> will
> make the difference.
> Bobbie is careful to make sure that the 'fit,' especially for the
> applicant,
> is good. It's important to all of us that participants get the most they
> can
> from the conference. It works the other way as well. The people who make
> up the
> participant list are critical to the success of the conference. The many
> shared backgrounds and experiences that evidence themselves during the
> conference
> give the O'Neill Puppetry Conference its dynamic, and contribute to it's
> success.
> In the past, we have accepted applications from folks who have had no
> experience in puppetry but who felt that the conference might add to their
> frame of
> reference. In these situations, Bobbie will often discuss the
> possibilities
> over the phone.
> It really is friendlier than it appears. It really is easier than you
> think.
> Last year's conference was the largest ever. Many of our participants were
> repeats.
> We have had some folks tell us that the OPC   was a 'life-changing'
> experience.
> On the other hand, for some, it may not have been.
> It's entirely possible that some on this Puptcrit list have attended. It
> might be nice to hear from some of them. And of course, you can contact
> Bobbie
> ( to find out more.
> I would be happy to respond to any questions you may have.
> All the Best,
> Fred T.
> >
> >
> > it appears one needs a top national security clearance , resumes,
> > references
> > galore , life history
> > and many other things just to attend?
> > Mark
> >
> >
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