The Feeder (Austin)

December 7th and 8th, 2018, I performed The Feeder at the Dougherty Arts Center as part of Austin Puppet Incident.

The Feeder is a short solo tabletop puppetry piece that looks at a complicated relationship’s unintended consequences. The narrative centers on the surviving partner of a gainer/feeder couple’s run from the law after accidentally feeding his lover to death.


Created by
Marsian De Lellis

Nick Blacklock

GUTS! The Intestinal Font
Morgan Musselle

Special Thanks

  • Ronnie Burkett
  • Melissa Dunphy
  • Tim Lagasse
  • Sharon Challenger
  • Katie McClenahan
  • Caroline Reck
  • Connor Hopkins


“Anguish”, “Canon in D Major”, “Kool Kats”, “The Descent”, Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

A joint creation of Glass Half Full Theatre and Trouble Puppet Theater Company, The Austin Puppet Incident highlights short original works of puppetry for adults created by local and national artists that range from funny and sweet to deep and enchanting

Performance Times
Friday, December 7th at 8PM
Saturday, December 8th at 8PM

The Dougherty Arts Center
1110 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, Texas 78704

For tickets visit: Brown Paper Tickets or the FB Event.

Austin-based performers included:

  • Connor Hopkins
  • Caroline Reck
  • Jess Bee
  • Gricelda Silva
  • Jesus Valles
  • Zac Crofford
  • Emily Weerts
  • Indigo Rael
  • Marina DeYoe-Pedraza
  • Lori Navarrete


The Dougherty Arts Center supports artists, serving as Austin’s cultural living room where people of all ages, races, ethnicities, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, socio-economic statuses, nationalities, and religions gather to create community through the arts.

I developed The Feeder in 2015 during the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and have subsequently performed it at the Echo Theatre in Portland and Dynasty Typewriter in Los Angeles.


Dougherty Arts Center
Austin, Texas
Dynasty Typewriter
Los Angeles, CA
Echo Theatre,
Portland, ME


Support for The Feeder was made possible by the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry and Connecticut Guild of Puppetry.