The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)

Photo: Sean P. Higgins

On  June 12th and 13th, 2015, I performed The Feeder, a short solo tabletop puppetry piece that explores the unintended consequences of a complicated relationship.

The narrative is centered on the surviving partner of a gainer and feeder couple, who is on the run after accidentally feeding his lover to death.

Also as part of the Puppetry + Performance Program at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center was

New Work by

  • Zeb West
  • Jim Kroupa
  • Gavin Cummins
  • Juleen Murray-Shaw
  • Lyon Hill
  • Hugo and Inez

Phillip Huber with marionette performances by

  • Michael Lamason
  • Annette Mateo
  • Travis Lope
  • Tim Lagasse
  • Hua Hua Zhang

Tim Lagasse with Video Anarchy pieces by

  • Katie McClenahan
  • Iain Gunn
  • Bridget Rountree
  • Janelle Weidlich
  • David Bizzaro
  • Sarah Nolan

I developed The Feeder during the 2015 National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center with assistance from Ronnie Burkett, Sharon Challenger, Tim Lagasse, and Melissa Dunphy. 

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Puppetry Conferenceencourages puppet artists to create and communicate through the visual and kinetic form of the puppet, to push beyond their personal boundaries, and develop new works for puppet theater.

My time at the O’Neill Theater Center was made possible with funding from the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry, the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. 

LAGP Logo Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry 2015 Feeder NPC O'Neill Scholarship

Created in 1956, The Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry is an association of puppetry professionals, amateurs, enthusiasts and educators dedicated to sharing, promoting and advancing the art of puppetry throughout the Greater Los Angeles area.

The Connecticut Guild of Puppetry encourages the raising of standards in the art of puppetry; fosters an awareness in the general public of the magic, wonder, and power of the puppet; and encourages the use of puppetry as an educational tool.

There were subsequent performances of The Feeder in 2016 at the Echo Theatre in Portland, Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles, and The Dougherty Arts Center in Austin.