Growing Up Linda – Birthday Trauma, New Smyrna Beach (performance)

Growing Up Linda ©2005 Marsian De Lellis
Growing Up Linda ©2005 Marsian De Lellis

On October 29th, 2005, I performed Birthday Trauma, an episode of Growing Up Linda with Katie Shook, Eva Marie, Heather Henson, Val Opielski, and Geoff Nosach at the culmination of a three week residency at the  Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.


Growing Up Linda is an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which the fictitious daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her off-kilter, troubled past. In Birthday Trauma, the inciting episode, written with long-time collaborator, PJ McWhiskers, Linda becomes enamored with her ice cream cake, Cookie Puss.  After Linda makes a wish for eternal friendship with Cookie Puss (the only one in the world who understands her), Daddy Carvel strong-hands her into dismembering her new friend for the consumption of her blood-thirsty relatives.SaveSave