On June 3rd, 2014, I was awarded funding from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust for the Los Angeles workshops of Object of Her Affection at Automata and at REDCAT for the New Original Works Festival. Object of Her Affection is a solo puppetry and object performance art piece centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects. The funds from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust went towards developing the sound design and music.
Based in New York, The Anna Sosenko Assist Trust enhances the career development of worthy and talented individuals in need of assistance in the performance areas of theatre, opera or concert. Sosenko was a songwriter who achieved great popularity in the 1930s. She is best known as the manager, writer, and companion of Hildegarde, who she worked with for twenty years before the two broke up.