UNIMA-USA, Board of Directors (organizational)

IMG_1079-web-edit 2011 UNIMA
photo: Jonny Gomez

In the Spring of 2012 I was elected to the  Board of Directors for UNIMA-USA. My term ran from July 2012- August 2015. While on the Board, I served as Secretary and the inaugural Social Media chair.  Based in Atlanta at the Center for Puppetry Arts, UNIMA-USA is the North American Center of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the oldest international theatre organization in the world. UNIMA-USA’s mission is to promote international understanding and friendship through the art of puppetry.

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Bride of Wildenstein, New Orleans

©2009 Marsian De Lellis
©2009 Marsian De Lellis

On November 13th, 2009, I performed Bride of Wildenstein –  The Musical at the New Orleans Fringe.

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Bride of Wildenstein, Phoenix

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. 

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Puppetry International

In the Spring of 2009, Lynn Jeffries wrote about my work in Puppetry International’s “40 Under 40” edition, in which she likened my performances as  “a crazy hall of mirrors, flashing bits of a story from multiple angles [..] held together by a strong idosyncratic personal aesthetic. And lots of fake fur”

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Growing Up Linda, Edinburgh (Premiere)

On Friday, August 8th, 2008  Growing Up Linda premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

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Growing Up Linda, Valencia, (workshop)

  • Growing Up Linda, poster 2008, Anne Mills Coté

From May 7th-10th 2008, The Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts and CalArts School of Theater presented a full workshop of Growing Up Linda in Valencia, California,

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UNIMA-USA (Support)

In 2008, I was the recipient of funding from UNIMA-USA for the run of Growing Up Linda at the Edinburgh Fringe

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Beyond the Beyond, Los Angeles (performer, puppeteer, dramaturg)

In April 12th, 2007 Beyond the Beyond: The Gay Futureworld, in which I was a performer and puppeteer was presented by Cornerstone at the Lilly Tomilin/ Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center, part of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Directed by Paul Zaloom, Beyond the Beyond was a wild, episodic sci-fi romp through the next 1000 years of humanity that explored civil rights, queer history and the queer world of the future through personal stories gathered, scripted, workshopped and performed by GLBT youth, seniors and professional artists.

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