Growing Up Linda – Birthday Trauma, Pasadena (performance)

On June 2nd, 2007, I performed an episode of Growing Up Linda with Jackie Kay Knox, Joel Egger, and Dan Rae Wilson at Space Ark in Pasadena for a cabaret at the Puppets, Puppets, Puppets Festival hosted by the Arroyo Art Collective.

Joel Egger + Jackie Kay Knox, Growing Up Linda, 2007
Joel Egger + Jackie Kay Knox, Growing Up Linda, 2007

Growing Up Linda was 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.