Dave Made A Maze (film, puppeteer)

From August 18th-31st, 2017, Dave Made A Maze, an independent film I assisted Christine Papalexis with  puppeteering and fabrication, went into limited release throughout the US and became available on demand after premiering at Slamdance.  In Dave Made a Maze, a frustrated artist must be rescued by his friends from a bloodthirsty Minotaur in a supernatural world of  the cardboard fort he built in his living room. This oddball comedy horror is full of fun, low-tech special effects. Continue reading “Dave Made A Maze (film, puppeteer)”

A decade of the Puppet Slam Network (curatorial)

Marsian-PSN-Slide

On September 2nd, 2016, I finished my tenure at the Puppet Slam Network (PSN), which I co-founded in 2005 with Heather Henson and through support from her production company, Ibex Puppetry.  As PSN coordinator for just over a decade, my work focused on cataloguing, connecting, supporting, and generating awareness for evenings of short-form puppetry for adults.  

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Portland Press Herald, (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.

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Feast of Fun #1603 – Puppets Gone Wild, Patrick Bristow (podcast)

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”.
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The Puppetry Journal (Press)

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)”

FOF #1504 – Trends + Predictions for 2012, Chicago (interview)

On January 13th, 2012, I appeared on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast.  On show #1504 – Trends and Predictions for 2012I spoke with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about my predictions for 2012.

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Feast of Fun – Trendpocalpyse 2012 (guest blog)

On January 13, 2012, I  guest-blogged Trendpocalypse 2012 for Feast of Fun, in conjunction with my appearance on show #1504 –  Trends and Predictions for 2012.  The trends I spotted and wrote about included glittivism, mic checks and balances, astroglinting and mic-turfing, extreme emotions, privacy aFoWL, and Generation Ze. Feast of Fun is a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast hosted by Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion

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Feast of Fun – 2011: Year of The Glitter Bomb (guest blog)

On January 11th, 2012, I guest blogged 2011: Year of The Glitter Bomb for Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast and website hosted by Fausto Fernós and Marc Felion.

Civil disobedience took a shiny new twist during the second half of 2011, with a sprinkling of glitter bombings that bedazzled a stunned nation in its wake of sparkles.  Thanks to glitter pranksters, or “the Glitterati”, as they like to be called, the “glitter bomb” hit the mainstream media and glimmered its way into an all but lackluster cultural lexicon.

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Feast of Fun #1487, Chicago (appearance)

On November 23rd, 2011, I appeared as a guest on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast. On show #1487 – A Very Gaga Muppet Thanksgiving, I was interviewed by Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about my predictions for Lady Gaga’s Thanksgiving special and reboot of the Muppets.

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