Wake Up Your Weird, Walnutt Creek (puppeteer, theatre)

On Friday, September 30th, 2011, Leslie Cararra-Rupdolph’s Wake Up Your Weird opened at the Lescher Center for the Arts in Walnutt Creek, CA.  I was the assistant puppeteer in Weird, in which Lolly Lardpop, a candy-obsessed five year old must deal with her feelings about being bullied out of a play-date.

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Wake Up Your Weird, Waterford, CT (performance)

In June 2011, I was the recipient of the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Scholarship to participate in the the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. While at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center I worked on Web of Mystery,  in which a spider dances with it’s puppeteers before overtaking one of them, and as an assistant puppeteer on Leslie Cararra-Rudolph’s Wake Up Your Weird, in which a candy obsessed five year old must process her feelings after getting bullied out of a play date.

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Connecticut Guild of Puppetry – 2011 (funding)

In June 2011, I was the recipient of the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Scholarship to participate in the the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. While at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center I worked on Web of Mystery,  in which a spider dances with it’s puppeteers before overtaking one of them, and as an assistant puppeteer on Leslie Cararra-Rudolph’s Wake Up Your Weird, in which a candy obsessed five year old must process her feelings after getting bullied out of a play date.

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Bride of Wildenstein, New Orleans (performance)

©2009 Marsian De Lellis
©2009 Marsian De Lellis

On November 13th, 2009, I performed Bride of Wildenstein –  The Musical at the New Orleans Fringe. In Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical, an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture the attention of her philandering game hunter husband. This presentation of Bride of Wildenstein was produced by Ibex Puppetry in Orlando.
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Durfee Foundation (support)

On October 1st, 2009, I was the recipient of a Third Quarter 2009 ARC (Artist Resource for Completion) Grant from the Durfee Foundation for performances Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical at the Velaslavaysay Panorama January 28th-31st, 2010. The grant went to hire puppet builder, Greg Ballora to finesse puppet mechanics and to upgrade sound equipment.

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Bride of Wildenstein – Pump That Pussy, Phoenix (performance)

2009 ©Marsian De Lellis
2009 ©Marsian De Lellis

On September 4th and 5th, 2009 I performed Pump that Pussy, an excerpt from Bride of Wildenstein –  The Musical at Great Arizona Puppet Theatre in Phoenix Arizona. Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical is centered on an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture the attention of her philandering game hunter husband. In Pump  that Pussy, protagonist, Jocelyn Wildenstein, finds herself amidst an illegal junk yard pumping party, after being estranged by her husband.  She encounters a rat doctor with a caulking gun he uses to inject partiers with non-medical grade silcone, a worried pigeon recovering from a beak job, and a cockraoch who has gotten his thorax pumped.

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PuppetSlam.com – soft launch, Providence (curatorial)

Puppet Slam Network - 2011 logo

On March 9th, 2006 Puppetslam.com, the website for the Puppet Slam Network (PSN) had it’s soft launch. PSN fostered connections in the growing field of independently produced puppet cabarets, so that puppet artists could know where they could perform, venues could find puppet artists, and audiences could enjoy an intimate, tactile, and compelling form of entertainment.

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