Model Killer at LAX Festival

photo: Richard Termine

Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, I will be presenting episode one from Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups at Automata in Los Angeles as part of the Live Arts Exchange [LAX] Festival. A disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator transforms herself into a blood thirsty serial killer in this noir walk-through puppetry experience that uses fragments of dollhouses as staging areas. Space is limited to 12 participants at a time. Get tickets.

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Reptile Under the Flowers, Los Angeles (fabrication, puppeteer)

From May 21-24, 2009, I was a puppeteer, puppet fabricator, and kinegram designer for Janie Geiser’s peepshow/diorama performance, Reptile Under the Flowers.  Automata and the Museum of Jurassic Technology co-presented 45 performances of Reptile Under the Flowers for small groups over the course of 4 days at the The Foshay Masonic Lodge in Culver City, Los Angeles.

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Winter Windows (puppets on film)


For the official music video for Sea Wolf’s Winter Windows I animated the leaves of a forrest, and operated some hard to categorize puppets (including  flying books, a spinning globe that transforms into a feline, a table that transforms into some sort of mammal, and a suitcase that transforms into a turtle).

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The Circus, Los Angeles (puppets on film)

In April 2007, I puppeteered on The Circus, an eBaysodeTM (a pitch for eBay that featured toy theatre puppetry and object performance). I was brought on by production designer, Courtney Tuesday Yates and puppeteered with Laurie O’Brien, Kate Brown, and Eli Presser, who served as lead puppeteer. The shoot took place in Chinatown, Los Angeles.

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Jen Lynn, photo: Doug Wong

On March 9th, 2006 I launched, a website that cataloged, connected, supported, and generated awareness for adult evenings of short-form puppetry and what would evolve into the Puppet Slam Network over the next decade.

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