Model Killer at LAX Festival

photo: Richard Termine

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, I will be presenting episode one from Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups at Automata in Los Angeles as part of the Live Arts Exchange [LAX] Festival. A disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator transforms herself into a blood thirsty serial killer in this noir walk-through puppetry experience that uses fragments of dollhouses as staging areas. Space is limited to 12 participants at a time. Get tickets.

This 30-minute work-in-progress presentation guides small groups to travel throughout an immersive environment, where they can reconsider women who kill, the historically feminine craft of miniatures, and the sensationalism of crime.

Performance Times

Saturday, October 21

Sunday, October 22


504 Chung King Court
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Automata is a Los Angeles-based performance gallery dedicated to the creation, incubation, and presentation of experimental puppet theater, film, and other contemporary art practices centered on ideas of artifice and performing objects. Automata’s storefront space located on the pedestrian way of Chung King Court in between The Printshop LA and Woo’s Gifts facing the fountain.

If you are coming by public transportation, the nearest Metro Stop is the Chinatown Station on the Gold Line – a ten minute walk from Automata. he nearest bus stop is at the intersection of College St and Hill Street – a two minute walk from Automata. Parking is available on College Street between N Hill Street and N Broadway. There is some free parking available on streets including: Bernard Street, New Depot Street, W College Street, and Doyle Place.


Tickets are available through Los Angeles Performance Practice. For more information, you can email or call (323) 854-0093.

Creative Team

Michele Spears

Music Composition:
William Wright

Sound Designer:
Rebecca Kessin

Video + Live Feed Designer:
Tim Lagasse

Costume Designer:
Hunter Wells

Puppet Consultant:
Eli Presser

Assistant Sound Designer:
Gavin Higa

Rehearsal Coordinator:
Rachel Burson


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Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups has been made possible in part through funding from the Jim Henson Foundation and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, with development support from The Ucross Foundation, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Automata, Los Angeles Performance Practice, and Santa Monica Cultural Affairs.