On Friday, August 8th, 2008 Growing Up Linda premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance that looked at the off-kilter world of the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul. During its run in 2008 at the Edinburgh Fringe, The Scotsman distinguished Growing Up Linda as “colorful, elaborate” and“nightmarish”. Three Weeks (Edinburgh) characterized Linda as “kitsch, camp, and often grotesque”, and celebrated it for its “fusion of trashy and glam”. There were a total of nine performances over the course of ten days.
From May 7th-10th 2008, The Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts and CalArts School of Theater presented a workshop production of Growing Up Linda in Ensemble Theater 2 in Valencia, California, where I was in my 2nd year as an MFA student in puppetry and scenic design. Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance about the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul who must come to terms with her troubled past.
On June 2nd, 2007, I performed an episode of Growing Up Linda with Jackie Kay Knox, Joel Egger, and Dan Rae Wilson at Space Ark in Pasadena for a cabaret at the Puppets, Puppets, Puppets Festival hosted by the Arroyo Art Collective.