DCA 2016 COLA Fellowship (support)

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(In)/Animate Objects, 2016, Photo: Alex Griffin

On June 29th. 2015, I was awarded the 2015-2016 DCA (Department of Cultural Affairs) COLA (City of Los Angeles) Master Artist Fellowship. The funding supported my work on (In)/Animate Objects, a performative installation I created for the 2016 COLA Fellowship Exhibition at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. In conjunction with the exhibition, I gave an artist-talk hosted by Allison de Fren, was interviewed by LA Times High School Insider, reviewed in Artillery Magazine and included in the COLA20 retrospective book and exhibition.
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Brooklyn Independant Television (interview)

On July 1st, 2010, I  was interviewed on Brooklyn Independant Television (BIT)’s Neighborhood Beat series by Kecia Elan Cole. In the segment, Your passport to Brooklyn, I was interviewed about Fudgie’s Death, which I was performing at St. Ann’s Warehouse for the Great Small Works’ Toy Theatre Festival. Fudgie’s Death was a segment of Growing Up Linda in which the troubled daughter of an ice cream mogul spirals downward into frosting, substance abuse, and Fudgie the Whale.

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Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft (puppets on film)

On June 18th + 19th, 2010, “Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft”Tim Lagasse and Martin P. Robinson’s puppet film that I worked on, screened at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as part of the National Puppetry Conference.

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Growing Up Linda – Fudgie’s Death, Waterford, CT (performance)

Marsian De Lellis, Liz Hara, 2010
Marsian De Lellis, Liz Hara, 2010

On Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death,  at Blue Gene’s Pub during the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, assisted by Liz Hara.  Fudgie’s Death, a short segment from Growing Up Linda, is a neo-noir tale of depravity centered on the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul, who must come to terms with her troubled past.

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Growing Up Linda – Fudgie’s Death, Brooklyn (performance)

2010 (L to R) Photo: K. Basta, Poster: Great Small Works
2010 (L to R) Photo: K. Basta, Poster: Great Small Works

On June 9th and June 10th, 2010, I peformed Fudgie’s Death at St. Ann’s Warehouse as part of Program #3 in the Great Small Works 9th International Toy Theater Festival. Fudgie’s Death is a neo-noir segment from Growing Up Linda in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. In Fudgie’s Death, I transform table-top pop-up books into full-screen cinema.

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Bride of Wildenstein – Stuffed & Mounted, NYC (performance)

On Friday, September 25th, 2009, I performed Stuffed and Mounted, the opening duet from Bride of Wildenstein –  the Musical at the Tank in New York City. In Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical, an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture the attention of her philandering game hunter husband. The performances were part of Puppet Pandemic, a showcase of work developed at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as part of The National Puppetry Conference. Proceeds went to fund the Alumni Scholarship.

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Jackson’s Private Zoo, Austin (screening)

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My short puppet film, Jackson’s Private Zoo screened on May 1st & 2nd, 2009 at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX. Jackson’s Private Zoo took the form of a music video that celebrated the relationship between a reclusive pop star and a very special monkey. The screening was part of the Not Humanly Possible program  curated by Jean Marie Keevins  at the Fusebox Festival.

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CalArts – Office of the President (support)

In 2008, I was the recipient of funding from the Office of the President at California Institute for the Arts for the workshop of  Growing Up Linda at CalArts and the premiere at Venue 13 in Edinburgh. Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. Continue reading “CalArts – Office of the President (support)”

Interdisciplinary Project Grant – 2008 (support)

In 2008, I was the recipient of an Interdisciplinary Grant from the California Institute of Arts for the workshop of  Growing Up Linda at CalArts and the premiere at Venue 13 in Edinburgh. Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. Interdisciplinary Project Grants, administered through the Office of the Provost at CalArts support projects with a significant interdisciplinary element.

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Jackson’s Private Zoo, North Hollywood (screening / performance)

©2005 Marsian De Lellis
©2005 Marsian De Lellis

On February 10th, 2007, I screened my short puppet film, Jackson’s Private Zoo at The California Institute for Abnormal Arts in North Hollywood, Angeles. The screening  was part of the Festival of Mirth – The Love Show – an evening of puppet shows, circus acts, and music, curated by Satanica. For this screening, I performed the live soundtrack with Kate Elouise Mallor.

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