Growing Up Linda, Avalon Gallery, Orlando

On Saturday, December 4th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment of Growing Up Linda at Avalon Gallery. 


Fudgie's Death, 2008, Photo: Steve Gunther
Fudgie’s Death, 2008, Photo: Steve Gunther

Fudgie’s Death was a segment from Growing Up Linda in which a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past.  In Fudgie’s Death, table-top pop-up books transform into full-screen cinema for this neo-noir tale of depravity.


I wrote Fudgie’s Death with PJ McWhiskers, and Joel Egger. Korean paper engineer, Eugean Seo designed the pop-up books, while Kari Rae Seekons created a sound design I could trigger from the stage. Costumes were fashioned by Rachel Weir with specialty corseting by Lee Vargas and Hunter Wells.  Heather Henson provided on stage live video feed for this performance.


Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 10:00PM

Galley at Avalon Island
39 S Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, Florida 32801

Avalon Gallery is an independent contemporary art gallery displaying works by local and international artists. A new exhibit is displayed each month with an opening reception during the Downtown Arts District’s Third Thursday gallery walk.

Performances were as part of the Puppets from the Edge at the Orlando Puppet Festival, curated and hosted by myself and Hanna Miller.

Produced by Ibex Puppetry, Puppets from The Edge was an annual evening of short form puppetry for adults, which I curated from 2006-2010.

Ibex  Puppetry is an entertainment company dedicated to promoting the fine art of puppetry in all of its mediums. Founded in 2000 and receiving multiple UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionette) awards, Ibex Puppetry supports puppet art in the mediums of film, stage, gallery exhibits, workshops and artist presentations.