In April, The Puppetry Journal printed a review of Object of Her Affection by Marissa Fenley as part of its coverage of the Chicago International Puppet Theatre Festival.Continue reading “Puppetry Journal – review of “Object of Her Affection””
In a review of Object of Her Affection at the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, Ann Boland wrote on her blog, that the performance was “weird, amazing, funny, endearing, way over-the-top”.Continue reading “Object of Her Affection, Ann Boland Review”
Saturday, January 22, 2022, I discussed the creation and development of Object of Her Affection at a symposium, Staging the Non-Human Character; Animal, Alien, or Architecture with Maria Camia, Nick Lehane, Basil Twist, and moderator, Dr. Paulette Richards. The symposium, part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival streamed at on HowlRound.Continue reading “Staging the Non-Human Character: Animal, Alien, or Architecture (Symposium / Streaming)”
The Fall 2021 Edition of The Puppetry Journal profiled the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, including Object of Her Affection, which performed as part of the festival.Continue reading “Object of Her Affection, Puppetry Journal”
From August 18th-31st, 2017, Dave Made A Maze, an independent film I puppeteered on and fabricated for went into limited release after premiering at Slamdance.Continue reading “Dave Made A Maze (fabricator, puppeteer)”
On September 2nd, 2016, I finished my tenure at the Puppet Slam Network (PSN), which I co-founded in 2005 with Heather Henson through support from her production company, Ibex Puppetry.Continue reading “A decade of the Puppet Slam Network”
On January 28th, 2013, The Portland Press Herald briefly covered my work with the Puppet Slam Network as part of a larger story on Blainor McGough, curator of King Friday’s Dungeon in Portland, ME.
On June 14, 2012 Patrick Bristow (Ellen, Showgirls) was a guest on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast hosted by Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion, to promote Henson Alternative’s Stuffed and Unstrung in Chicago. When the topic came to my work, Bristow said, “this person is a walking work of art”.
Continue reading “Feast of Fun #1603 – Puppets Gone Wild, Patrick Bristow (podcast)”
In the Spring of 2012, The Puppetry Journal ran a substantive cover story on the world of puppet slams, featuring my work as co-founder of The Puppet Slam Network and my interviews with puppet slam artists. The Puppet Slam Network fostered connections for independently produced puppet cabarets, so that puppet artists knew where they could perform, venues could find puppet artists, and audiences could enjoy an intimate, tactile, and compelling form of entertainment. Continue reading “The Puppetry Journal (Press)”
On January 13th, 2012, I appeared on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast. On show #1504 – Trends and Predictions for 2012, I spoke with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about my predictions for 2012.