POLICIES,
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

&
Frequently Asked Questions

This website is hosted by The Linux Loft, sponsor of Passport to Puppet Theater.

ABOUT NYPUPPETS.ORG

NYpuppets.org is a community audience development initiative for New York puppet theater artists. As more and more audience members register at our our website, we will develop a large, highly targeted e-marketing list to promote our work and cross-pollinate our audiences.

Its website is hosted as a public service by The Linux Loft, which previously sponsored the Passport to Puppet Theater from 2005 to 2008. It is hosted on their servers. Like the Passport to Puppet Theater, it is organized for the purpose of creating a targeted email marketing list for audiences of Adult Puppet Theater.

All Member Organizations will be eligible to post special offers to the Members Only page of NYpuppets.org (see our examples) and send audience development mailings to people who registered on the site. Participating shows must publicize the program by displaying the NYpuppets.org emblem on all their literature and by making pre-show announcements that the show is a member of NYpuppets.org.

Please read through these FAQ's.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I MAKE A POSTING TO THE "MEMBERS ONLY" PAGE?
HOW DO I SEND A FREE E-BLAST TO THE MEMBERS OF NYPUPPETS.ORG?
HOW DO I OBTAIN THE EMBLEM FOR MY LITERATURE?
HOW MUST I HANDLE THE PRE-SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT?
IS THERE A PENALTY FOR NON-COMPLIANCE?
WHAT CAN BE POSTED ON NYPUPPETS.ORG?
WHAT KIND OF AN E-BLAST CAN I SEND?
IS THERE ANY COST TO JOIN OR USE THIS SERVICE?
HOW DO I SIGN UP AS A MEMBER ORGANIZATION?

HOW DO I MAKE A POSTING TO THE "MEMBERS ONLY" PAGE?

Send your text, exactly as it should appear, to Jonathan Slaff at nypuppets@acedsl.com.

 

HOW DO I SEND A FREE E-BLAST TO THE MAILING LIST WE HAVE GATHERED?

Jonathan Slaff will design your e-blast and send it using the Linux Loft's servers. You should schedule your e-blast well in advance.

 

HOW DO I OBTAIN THE EMBLEM FOR MY LITERATURE?

The emblems (high-resolution and web-sized) can be downloaded from www.nypuppets.org/logos.htm. The page is password protected, but anybody registered at NYpuppets.org can access it with their user name and password.

The emblem will be displayed on Member Organizations' websites, posters, postcards, programs, flyers and e-blasts. The emblem has been designed to be compatible with the funders' logos that are displayed as standard practice.

Before you can use the NYpuppets.org website or its mailing lists, you must demonstrate that that the emblem is on your designs.

 

HOW SHOULD I HANDLE THE PRE-SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT?

With the customary "turn off your cellphones" announcement, the House Manager can say, "Special offers for this show are available at NYpuppets.org. Please tell your friends."

 

IS THERE A PENALTY FOR NON-COMPLIANCE?

This is a community project. For it to succeed, all Member Organizations must support it equally. Avoiding the obligations of membership is not nice. If you donít display the logo or make announcements, your entries may be taken down from the website and use of the mailing list may be denied to you.

 

WHAT CAN BE POSTED ON NYPUPPETS.ORG?

We recommend you post something as a "place saver" at the beginning of your promotional campaign and add other offers as you go along. There is no limit to the number of offers you post, except that there is a practical limit for a run of several weeks.

We recommend offers for discount tickets, festival passes, invitations to special previews and openings, meetings with artists and anything else you can dream up.

You may not post content that infringes someone else's rights or otherwise violates the law. We will remove any content you post if we believe that it violates any standard of professionalism.

 

SOME SAMPLE MEMBERS ONLY PAGE ANNOUNCEMENTS

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$10 OFF FOR "THE WAY WE WERE" BY MIDWIGS PUPPET THEATER OF NEW ZEALAND
August 12-28, Le Pere Experimental Playhouse
Thur-Sun at 8:00 pm
REGULAR GENERAL ADMISSION $25.
Go to www.lepere.org and use discount code NYPUP13.
Info and video: www.midwigs.org

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"I LIVE FOR TOMORROW" BY PAUL MUNN
Print this page and bring it to the box office for $10 tickets (regularly $15 for box office sale)
GET THE ONLINE DISCOUNT BUT SAVE THE CREDIT CARD CHARGE
July 22 to 25 at 7:30
NY Choreo Theater, 202 West 17th Street, Manhattan
Presented by On the Track Productions
Box office 212-924-0077 - www.nychoreotheater.org

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PRINT THIS COUPON
Traveling Puppetry Community College presents:
Bunraku Summer Intensive Workshop
Sunday, June 22 - Thursday, July 3, 2008
PierStudios at Pier 40, Hudson River & Houston St., New York NY
Fee: $795 - Some partial Scholarships are available based on need.
SAVE $50 with this Coupon - Fee after coupon $745
For More Information go to: www.travpupuniv.org or contact Leslie Leigh at 717-696-2271. Email: leslie@travpupuniv.org.

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As a premium to members of NYpuppets.org attending
"THE GRAPES OF RATHE" BY WOODSTOCK PUPPET COOPERATIVE
Gotham Theater will exchange this coupon for
TWO DOLLARS OFF ANY THURSDAY PERFORMANCE
Or visit www.GothamTheater.net and use discount code WOOD2
112 First Ave. at East 11th Street
(Box office offer is based on seating availability.)
Most shows are $10 general admission at regular price.
www.woodstock-strings.org

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FESTIVAL PASS TO "CARVED HEADS" PUPPET FESTIVAL
Print this coupon and bring it to the box office at Joseph's Theater (with ticket stub of your first show) for 50% off your second show in the 2008 "CARVED HEADS PUPPET FESTIVAL." (more info)
Alternatively, buy a festival pass for $30 (regular price $55)!
This discount for festival pass is NOT AVAILABLE ON LINE.
Further info see: www.carvedheads.org

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WHAT KIND OF AN E-BLAST CAN I SEND?

An e-blast for your show should be imagined in the style of an advertising email done through Smarttix or Theatermania.

We can only send to the members of NYpuppets.org. But if your organization was a participant in the Passport to Puppet Theater between 2005 and 2008, then people who signed up through that program can be merged into your mailing.

We do not send your e-blast to Smarttix or TheaterMania members as part of this service.

 

IS THERE ANY COST TO JOIN OR USE THIS SERVICE?

This is a community project and all Member Organizations are expected to support it equally by placing the NYpuppets.org emblem on all their literature and by making the pre-show announcement. While we are in our software developmental phase, there is no additional cost for participation.

 


TO ENROLL your company or your production as a Member Organization of NYpuppets.org, please print this web page and sign it to indicate your acceptance of all the policies, terms and conditions on this page. Please mail to: Jonathan Slaff, 55 Perry Street, #1M, New York, NY 10014, retaining a copy for your records. Alternatively, you can fax the signed page to 877-534-4061 or scan and email it to nypuppets@acedsl.com.

 

I HAVE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND FAQ'S ON THIS PAGE AND WISH TO BECOME A MEMBER ORGANIZATION OF NYPUPPETS.ORG.

 

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