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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On June 2012, I hosted
, at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT as part of the National Puppetry Conference. In The New American Vaudeville The New American Vaudeville, I contextualized evenings of short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences in intimate settings. was informed by my position as co-founder and coordinator of the The New American Vaudeville Puppet Slam Network from 2005 to 2016. Continue reading “The New American Vaudeville, Waterford, CT (presentation)” →
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 April 2nd, 2011, I presented
, at The New American Vaudeville: The Puppet Slam Network Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance – an International Conference on Performing Objects in the 21hosted by the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. In st Century The New American Vaudeville I contextualized growing field of puppet slams – evenings of short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences. The presentation was informed by my position as co-founder of the Puppet Slam Network which ran from 2005 to 2016.
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On March 13th, 2011, I introduced a screening
Handmade Puppet Dreams at the Plaza Theatre in Calgary, Continue reading “Handmade Puppet Dreams, Calgary (appearance)” →
On March 12th, 2011, The Calgary Herald published an interview that described my work as
“light years away from the child-oriented Muppets universe that Jim Henson introduced.” Continue reading “Calgary Herald (interview)” →
On March 11th and 12th, 2011, I performed
Fudgie’s Death at International Festival of Animated Objects in Calgary. Continue reading “Growing Up Linda, Calgary” →
Puppetry International Fall/Winter 2010
“The North American Puppet Slam Scene in 2010”, I was interviewed by Teresa Smalec for Puppetry International on my work as a curator of short-form puppetry for adults and in my role as co-founder of the Puppet Slam Network.
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