Model Killer, American Puppet Theater Today, New York

September 29 to October 10, 2021, a photograph from a workshop of Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-ups was part of the exhibition, American Puppet Theater Today: The Photography of Richard Termine. The exhibit was presented by the Jim Henson Foundation at La MaMa Galleria in New York City.

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts (support)

photo: Rafael Hernandez

On August 14, 2018, Object of Her Affection and its performances at Automata as part of LAX Festival became the recipient of The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

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A decade of the Puppet Slam Network

Jen Lynn, photo: Doug Wong

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.  

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Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015 (book)

2015 Contemporary Performance Almanac
2015 Contemporary Performance Almanac

On December 30th, 2014, an entry on Object of Her Affection was published in the 2015 Contemporary Performance Almanac.

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Anna Sosenko Trust (support)

Photo: Rafael Hernandez

On June 3rd, 2014, I was awarded funding from the Anna Sosenko Assist Trust for the Los Angeles workshops of Object of Her Affection.

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2014 Henson Foundation, Seed Grant (support)

©2013, Marsian De Lellis
©2013, Marsian De Lellis

On December 16th, 2013, Object of Her Affection was awarded a Jim Henson Foundation Seed Grant.

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The Gunman, Brooklyn (screening)

On Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 7:00PM, my ultra-short puppet animation film, “The Gunman” was screened at Standard ToyKraft as part of “Summer Cinema Presents: Glen or Glenda”. The pre-show line up (curated by Jessica Scott) also included films by Daphne Gardner, Beau Brown and Trey Kirchoff.  I animated “The Gunman” in 2007 using found objects, figurines, and toys, with drawings by Katie Shook, and assistance from Laura Heit and Dillon Markey.

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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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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)”