March 18th-31st I am at Automata as part of a D + R Residency through Los Angeles Performance Practice. While at Automata, I am developing and researching my latest installation/performance-in-progress, Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups.
Model Killer is a morbid comedy centered on a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator. Vivian Nutt builds dioramas of unsolved murders, only for it to be revealed that she is in fact, a serial killer. In Model Killer, I am creating a universe in which I invite the viewer to reconsider female serial killers, the historically feminine craft of miniatures, and murder as entertainment.
Currently, I am welcoming community involvement in-person in Los Angeles (and virtually anywhere in the world).
Friday December 7th + Saturday, December 8th, I’ll be in Austin performing The Feeder at the Dougherty Arts Center for Austin Puppet Incident. The Feeder is a short solo tabletop puppetry piece that explores a complicated relationship’s unintended consequences.
On November 2, 2018, Jacki Apple wrote Love Lost and the Enchantment of Objects, a critical essay on my performance, Object of Her Affection, for Fabrik in her column, Peripheral Visions: Perspectives on Performance, Media and Culture.
On October 8, 2018, Downtown News featured Object of Her Affection in their ‘Don’t Miss’ List by Sean P. Thomas. Object of Her Affection is a solo object and puppet-based performance art piece centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.
Object of Her Affection opens tonight at Automata! There will be a limited number of $10 discounted tickets are available for the first weekend (September 27 – 30) performances for LA Guild of Puppetry Members (or anyone readers of this update) Use promo code: GUILD
My friend and colleague, Jean Marie Keevins, who is a puppet artist, milliner, and Associate Artistic director of the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, recently interviewed me for her blog, Little Questions, Big Thoughts.