Growing Up Linda, Mad Cow, Orlando

On Sunday, November 6th, 2005, I performed Birthday Trauma, a section of Growing Up Linda at Mad Cow in Orlando.


In Growing Up Linda a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past.  

In Birthday Trauma, Linda recounts the events of her fifth birthday when she first started communicating with food.


The cast included Alan Calpe, Suraya Raja, Geoff Nosach, Nick Fox-Geig, and Heather Henson.


105 South Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, Florida

Sunday, November 6th, 2005 at 6:00PM

Mad Cow Theatre is one of Orlando’s most respected professional theatre companies presenting compelling works of theatre for a wide-range of audiences, with a passion for both classic and contemporary plays and musicals representing the best of American and World literature. 

The performances were part of Puppets from the Edge, a cabaret at the first Orlando Puppetry Festival.

The Orlando Puppet Festival exposed Central Floridian audiences to local, regional and national puppet artists.


Ibex Puppetry and Mad Cow sponsored The Orlando Puppet Festival, which brought puppetry to the forefront in Orlando and the Central Florida area, exposing local, regional, and national talent in the art of puppetry.

Ibex  Puppetry is an entertainment company dedicated to promoting the fine art of puppetry in all of its mediums.



Puppets from the Edge showcased artists from the Atlantic Center for the Arts Puppetry Residency with the best of Orlando’s local artists.

Eagleager vs Absurd Mountain

Absurd critiques of civilization as a whole encouraging unrealistic visions of the present in contemplative streams of fictitious thought directed toward the future or derived from the past.

Created by: Eagle-Ager (Brooklyn Based)
Presented by: Geoffrey Nosach

Lovely Joan

Extreme close ups of sand, fire and water.

Created + performed by: Nick Fox Gieg

My Day at the Beach

A found object performance piece that takes a journey thru the beach culture.

Created + performed by: Neil Leonard

The Foaman Empire

Presents the anything can happen show and it probably will!

Created and Performed by: John Kennedy
Performed with: Nick Fox Gieg

Little Bird of Disaster

A story about a little bird that claims he can predict the future, but can you really trust him?

Created + performed by: Nick Fox Gieg

Ask the Robot

Abstract animation.

Created + performed by: Nick Fox Gieg

Tea and Scones with Monkey Girl

A story of tea parties.

Created and performed by: Suraya Raja
Performed with: Neil Leonard + Geoff Nosach

Moth on a Light Bulb

Experimental work utilizing organic and hand made objects choreographed to “Moth on a Light Bulb”,

Sung by the Silson Brothers.
Created by: Curtiss Lee Mitchell

Growing Up Linda:
The Life & Times of Linda Carvel, Heir to the Throne of the Carvel Cake Empire

Inspired by the self-made gravely voiced TV commercials of Tom Carvel. His company specialized in ice cream cakes, two of his most  popular novelties were, “Fudgie the Whale” and “Cookie Puss”.

Created and performed by: Marsian De Lellis
Performed with: Heather Henson, Sarong,
Geoff Nosach, Alan Calpe, and Nick Fox Gieg.
Story by: PJ McWhiskers & Marsian