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 December 7th, 2017, Center Theatre Group interviewed Gina Young, Hana Kim, and myself as finalists for the 2018 Sherwood Award about our art/lives in L.A. Read the full story on the Center Theatre Group Blog. Continue reading “2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)”
On October 8, 2016, Gender is a Construct, Do-Si-Do, a Funny or Die video I was an associate producer and puppeteer on was released. In Gender is a Construct, Do-Si-Do, which was awarded Funny or Die’s “immortal” status, the caller of a puppet square dance struggles with the modern politics of gender and sexual identity
On December 11 , 2015, Season 2 of Transparent was released on Amazon Prime. In episode 8 Oscilate, I was a background performer in a yoga class at the LGBT center doing sun salutations alongside Alexandra Billings. In the scene, Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) who is at an interview for a suicide hotline, looks into the window of a the class and spots Davina (Alexandra Billings), her best trans friend, who she’s been feuding with.
On March 28th, 2014, Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical, a musical-theatre show based on her 1983 music video, Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun) opened for a 2nd run at the Cavern Club at Casita del Campo in Silverlake, Los Angeles. For Homecoming Queen, I made a humanette puppet used by Drew Droege as Debbie Dickey, the homecoming queen. I also performed an assortment of characters.
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On March 6th, 2014, I was a visiting artist at the Los Angeles LGBT Center to teach a workshop on puppetry and performing objects at sparQ!, an activist theatre mentoring program produced by LifeWorks. There were 8 young people in the sparQ! program who ranged in age from 18-23. Continue reading “Visiting Artist, Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles)”
On February 5th, 2014, I was featured in “To Whom it May Concern”, a live monthly show at Rafas Lounge in Echo Park (Los Angeles), hosted by Jayne Entwistle where folks read their letters on stage – real letters they’ve written, correspondence back and forth, or letters we wish we could write. I reflected upon a letter of remorse that was harder to let go of than I initially thought.
On November 3rd, 2011, I appeared on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast. On show #1474 – Glitterbomb at the Disco, I spoke with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about my predictions for 2011.
On October 25th, 2013, Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical, a musical-theatre show based on her 1983 music video, Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun) opened at the Cavern Club at Casita del Campo in Silverlake, Los Angeles. For Homecoming Queen, I made a humanette puppet used by Drew Droege as Debbie Dickey, the homecoming queen. I also performed an assortment of characters.
On October 17, 2013 I performed Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA. Object of Her Affection, a solo puppetry performance, is an unconventional love story about a woman who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects