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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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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In the Spring of 2012,
ran a substantive cover story on the world of puppet slams, featuring my work as co-founder of The Puppetry Journal The Puppet Slam Network and my interviews with puppet slam artists. The Puppet Slam Network f ostered 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)” →
In the fall of 2011, I started a series of informational posts on the
Puppet Slam Network website about organizing evenings of short-form puppetry and object theatre for adults. Continue reading “Puppet Slam Network: Informational Posts” →
On July 7th, 2010, Dan Walechuck appeared on
CJOB (Winnipeg) to talk about The Puppet Slam Network and the Winnipeg Puppet Slam, in which I performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment from Growing Up Linda. Continue reading “CJOB, Winnipeg” →
Growing Up Linda, design, ©2007 Marsian De Lellis
On May 15th, 2009 I earned my MFA degree from California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) in Scenic Design in the Puppetry track from the Theater School and the Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts. I attended CalArts between 2006-2009 under the mentorship of Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson and developed two major productions,
Growing Up Linda and , Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical .
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photo: Nicholas Schoob
From May 7th to May 9th, 2009, I presented a workshop of
at CalArts in Valencia, CA. Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical Continue reading “Bride of Wildenstein (Workshop)” →
From May 7th-10th 2008, The Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts and CalArts School of Theater presented a full workshop of
in Valencia, California, Growing Up Linda Continue reading “Growing Up Linda, Valencia, (workshop)” →
In 2008, I was the recipient of funding from the Office of the President at California Institute for the Arts for the workshop of
and premiere at Venue 13 in Edinburgh. Growing Up Linda Continue reading “CalArts, Office of the President (support)” →
In January 2008, I co-taught
Pop Goes The World, a class on pop-ups and paper engineering with scenic artist, Caitlin Lainoff at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). The class was part of the Theater School’s three week interim session between semesters. For this session I was particularly interested in exploring pop-ups and three dimensional paper engineering for theatrical experiences.
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