Touring Puppeteers

Current Opening

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We are currently looking for:

Animal Amigos - Non Equity, Hispanic/Latinx, Spanish/English Bilingual Preferred, All Genders Encouraged to Apply

About the Story:

Gather ‘round the Tree of Life for retellings of delightful Mexican folktales. Hear the story of Medio Pollito, the little half-chicken, and laugh as Rabbit, a perennial trickster, outsmarts hungry Coyote again and again. 


Mesner Puppet Theater puppeteers are scheduled to tour across the Midwest Region, and occasionally beyond. Artists train with Mike Horner, Director of Puppetry Arts, who ensures the excellence of the puppetry and provides guidance on best practices in touring.

Required Qualifications:

  • Training/experience in acting, clowning, improvisation, and/or puppetry.

  • Passion or interest in performing for young people ages 4-8 years old.

  • Reliable with strong communication skills.

  • Creative problem solver.

  • Customer service focused.

  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation.

  • Ability to tour multiple days during school hours

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.



  • Perform production as rehearsed.

  • Maintain puppets, props, and set while on tour.

  • Load/Unload materials and set up production at venues.

  • Communicate with venue staff and production sponsors.

  • Report attendance numbers to MPT staff.

  • Respond to email.

  • Represent Mesner Puppet Theater to communities through conducting self and work with professionalism and empathy.


Required Availability for Animal Amigos:

Starting August 23, 2021


Rehearsals: 9am-1pm August 23-27 @ MPT Studio

9am-1pm Sept 20 @ MPT Studio


Performances:** 6pm Sept 21 @ KCK Public Library - South Branch

Oct 5, 6, 7 @ Blue Spring School District (times TBD)

** Additional performances possible throughout the 2021-2022 season. This is a two person show. The performer cast will work with our Director of Puppetry Arts to perform.

Application/Casting Process:

Choose an audition slot on Sign up Genius and email headshot and resume to



Rehearsal: $400

Per Performance: $75

Artists are paid as contractors.

Mesner Puppet Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Contract position.


Email: Mike Horner,, with questions or to schedule an audition