Casting Call

The Center for Puppetry Arts is seeking versatile performers from diverse backgrounds with an interest in puppetry and strong musical theatre skills to perform in our 2022 Summer production of Duke Ellington’s Cat in Atlanta, GA. Experience in puppetry is preferred, but will train. Paid position. Non-equity.

Synopsis: On the road with jazz great Duke Ellington is one cool cat. From the early days in the pool halls to the concert halls performing before crowned heads, this feisty feline has been at Duke’s side, sometimes even sitting in with the band. But not everything is in rhythm. One day when Duke is to play a suite in honor of the Queen of England, the score has been stolen! Will the cat find the music and get it to the Duke in time?

Rehearsal and performance dates are below:

DUKE ELLINGTON’S CAT, Adapted and Directed by Jon Ludwig

Rehearsals: May 24-29, 2022, Tues-Sun, 11am-6:00pm (exact days & times subject to change)

May 31-June 23, 2022, Tues-Sun, 9am-5pm (exact days & times subject to change)

Tech week: June 14-23, 2022, 9am-5pm (all days including Monday; exact days & times subject to change)

Staff previews: June 21, 10am & 12n

Previews: June 22 & 23 2022, 10am & 12n; Rehearsals 2-5pm

Open: June 24, 2022

Performances: June 22-July 31, 2022

Thur-Fri 10am & 12n; Sat 11am, 1pm & 3pm; Sun 1pm & 3pm

Strike: July 31, 2022, following the final performance

Auditions will take place January 6 & 7, 2022, from 12-5pm. Auditions are by appointment only and will last about 30 minutes. Other dates and times may be available to audition upon request. To schedule an audition or to ask any questions, email headshot and resume to

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