Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Video Diary: June 13, 2015

On June 13, 2015, I interviewed Katie Correll and Iain Gunn as part of a video diary of my experiences at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

I created the videos for members of the Los Angeles Puppetry Guild who supported my time at the the National Puppetry Conference between June 3, 2015 to June 13, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Katie Correll

Biometric Robotic Puppets

Iain Gunn



June 3, 2015

Jean Marie Keevins
Fred Thompson
Iain Gunn + Bridget Rountree

June 4, 2015

Ana Craciun Lambru
The Library
Video Anarchy

June 5, 2015

Torry Bend
Lisa Lichtenfels
Laurencio Ruiz

June 6, 2015

Anna Fitzgerald
Kurt Hunter
Instant Puppet Show

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph

Monday, June 8, 2015

Writing Strand

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Heather Asch
Derron Wood

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Holly Hepp-Galvan
Melissa Dunphy

Friday, June 12, 2015

Alice Gottschalk
Jim Rose

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Katie Correll
Iain Gunn


Marsian De Lellis has been developing the new work, ‘Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups.’ | Photo: Richard Termine

Model Killer

During the conference, I began an outline for Model Killer with the mentorship of Roger Danforth and Steven Massicotte.

Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups is a morbid comedy centered on a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator. Vivian Nutt builds dioramas of unsolved murders, only for it to be revealed that she is in fact, a serial killer.

Photo: Sean P. Higgins

The Feeder

With Ronnie Burkett I also wrote and workshopped The Feeder with mentorship from Ronnie Burkett.

The Feeder is a short solo tabletop puppetry piece that explores the unintended consequences of a complicated relationship when the surviving partner of a gainer and feeder couple runs from the law after accidentally feeding his lover to death.

Why Puppetry?

I also collected my ideas for an essay, Why Puppetry?, which was printed in HowlRound.

Live puppetry appeals to our need for the tactile and it doesn’t take place in an app, or on a touch screen.


The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Puppetry Conference encourages 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.

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.