Model Killer – Model Victims, Waterford, CT (workshop performance)

Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine
Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine

On June 16th + 17th, I presented an initial scene from Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups, as an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center at the culmination of the National Puppetry Conference. Model Killer is a morbid comedy centered on Vivian Nutt, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator. Vivian builds dioramas of unsolved murders, only for it to be revealed that she is a serial killer.  In Model Killer, I am creating a universe in which I invite the viewer to reconsider female serial killers, the historically feminine craft of miniatures, and murder as entertainment.

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Walt Disney Co. + Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (support)

In  June 2017, I was the recipient of funding from both the Walt Disney Company and the Eugene O’Neill Center for an artist-in-residence as part of the National Puppetry Conference. During the residency, I worked on Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups and performed  the first  scene, Model Victims at its culmination.
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American Theatre (press)

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(L) Photo: Richard Termine

On April 20th, 2017, American Theatre, a publication of Theatre Communications Group announced the 2017 season at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, including my artist-in-residence at the National Puppetry Conference. The artist-in-residence was for Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups, a morbid comedy centered on Vivian Nutt, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator.

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Model Killer – 2016, Waterford, CT (private reading)

Model Killer

On June 17th, 2016, I presented a private reading of excerpts from Model Killer: Tiny Crimes and Tiny Coverups at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. In Model Killer a disgruntled dollhouse-maker-turned-investigator builds dioramas of unsolved murders, only to be discovered that she is in fact a serial killer. The reading occured at the culmination of the 2016 National Puppetry Conference, where I was mentored by Martin Kettling as part of the writing strand.

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The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)

On  June 12th and 13th, 2015, I performed The Feeder, a short solo tabletop puppetry piece that explores the unintended consequences of a complicated relationship. The narrative is centered on the surviving partner of a gainer and feeder couple, who is on the run after accidentally feeding his spouse to death. Continue reading “The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)”

Object of Her Affection (excerpt), Waterford, CT (performance)

On June 15th, 2013 I performed Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust an initial excerpt from Object of Her Affection as a participant piece at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Waterford, CT at the culmination of the National Puppetry Conference. In Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, a woman who desires intimate relationships with inanimate objects discovers that the bridge she has come to love has been cheating on her.

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Terry + Taylor Fator Fund (support)

In June 2013, I was the recipient of the Terry and Taylor Fator Fund to attend the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT as part of the National Puppetry Conference. At the conference, I worked with Jim Kroupa on mechanisms, Jim Rose on marionette construction, and on my participant piece, Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, an excerpt from Object of Her Affection with Sharon Challenger.

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Alumni Travel Fund (support)

In June 2013, I was the recipient of the Alumni Travel Fund to attend the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT as part of the National Puppetry Conference. At the conference, I worked with Jim Kroupa on mechanisms, Jim Rose on marionette construction, and on my participant piece, Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, an excerpt from Object of Her Affection with Sharon Challenger.

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Object of Her Affection – Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, Waterford, CT (reading)

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On June 16th, 2012,  I presented a reading of Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. In Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, a woman who desires intimate relationships with inanimate objects discovers that the bridge she has come to love has been cheating on her.

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The New American Vaudeville, Waterford, CT (presentation)

On June 2012, I hosted The New American Vaudeville, at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT as part of the National Puppetry Conference.  In The New American Vaudeville, I contextualized evenings of short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences in intimate settings. The New American Vaudeville was informed by my position as co-founder and coordinator of the Puppet Slam Network from 2005 to 2016. Continue reading “The New American Vaudeville, Waterford, CT (presentation)”