Call for Cabaret Performers

If you are planning on attending the Puppet Power Conference and you are a performer, you may be interested in applying for the Dolly Wiggler Cabaret which is part of the three-day conference!

Come to the Cabaret Old Friend!

The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret is looking for mask and puppet artists to show off short bits of brilliance in a puppet slam for adults during Puppet Power 2018.

WHEN: Fri & Sat, June 1 & 2  8:00 pm 

WHERE: Calgary’s #1 Legion, 116 – 7 Ave SE

WHAT: The Dolly Wiggler Cabaret features short form puppetry for adult audiences

WHO: the cabaret features local, national and international artists.

WHY:  The Dolly Wiggler welcomes brand new works in progress, polished numbers, and anything you’d like to share as a puppeteer or mask artist.


We are looking for about 3 to 5 minutes of material, to be performed both nights.

We welcome you to share works you never get to show, new creations you are starting to share with the world, and polished brilliance you love to perform.

Performers will receive an honorarium for their performance.

Show time:  8:00 pm. Call 7:00 pm. 

Performers: you will have a 30 minute tech rehearsal on stage with the technician on Thursday May 31st from 1:00 to 4:00 pm  OR Friday June 1st afternoon from 1:00  to 7:00 pm. We will work with your schedule as much as we can. Please let us know the best 30 minute spot for you. Please arrive 10 minutes before your tech rehearsal.


Setting up, fixing puppets, getting ready etc.: There is space available to set up in the venue from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Thursday May 31st , and 10:00  to 6:00 pm on Friday, and on Saturday afternoon. There is lots of room to have all your stuff ready to go BEFORE your tech rehearsal.
Xstine Cook
Artistic Director
403 975 6262

To apply, please shoot an email to Xstine Cook, Dolly Wiggler Curator, at


The Dolly Wiggler is produced by CAOS in conjunction with Puppet Power 2018.

Explore, create and learn, all through the power of puppetry.