We need to change the perception of Puppetry = Children's show
Offering 2 versions of the same performance, one for young audience and another for adult audience (Programmers will book the show for young audience)
Programmers see adult puppetry is too risky to book
Not many venues where like to programme visual theatre or adult puppetry piece
Sharing information about venues and theatres who are happy to programme adult puppetry or have audience of adult puppetry.
Maybe through Puppet Centre Trust?
Sharing experiences among adult puppetry companies (eg, funding etc)
Can established theatre companies which use a lot of puppetry offer a help to young companies? (eg; Blind Summit, Improbable, Faulty Optic, Complicite etc)
Scratch performance event only for adult puppetry pieces to order to invite programmers
More integration of puppets with main stream theatre
Showing adult puppetry pieces where you could have direct contacts with audience. (eg; Edinburgh festivals) Audience should be the driving force and programmers and producers will catch up afterwards
Promote adult puppetry production as a visual theatre piece