Simone Gad (1947-2021)

I first became aware of Simone Gad running into her at art openings where she was often accompanied by Sheree Rose. I heard that Simone was a former child actor and outsider artist, but didn’t know her all that well. That all changed one day when Sean Meredith suggested we partner for an exhibition at Track 16.

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Love Lost and the Enchantment of Objects by Jacki Apple (essay)

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.

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2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)

IMG_4221 Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging Sherwood
Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller / Capture Imaging Sherwood

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.

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Gender is a Construct, Do-Si-Do, Funny or Die (Associate Producer, Puppeteer)

On October 8, 2016, Gender is a Construct, Do-Si-Do, a Funny or Die video I was an associate producer and puppeteer on dropped. 

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Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical 2014 (puppet design)

On March 28th, 2014, Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical in which I designed a puppet and performed in opened at the Cavern Club in Los Angeles for its second run.

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Visiting Artist, Los Angeles LGBT Center (Los Angeles)

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)”

Homecoming Queen’s Got A Musical 2013 (puppet design)

  • humanette puppet design Julie Brown's Home Coming Queen's Got a Musical with Drew Droege, Los Angeles, 2013
  • humanette puppet design Julie Brown's Home Coming Queen's Got a Musical with Drew Droege, Los Angeles, 2013
  • humanette puppet design Julie Brown's Home Coming Queen's Got a Musical with Drew Droege, Los Angeles, 2013
  • humanette puppet design Julie Brown's Home Coming Queen's Got a Musical with Drew Droege, Los Angeles, 2013
  • humanette puppet design Julie Brown's Home Coming Queen's Got a Musical with Drew Droege, Los Angeles, 2013

On October 25th, 2013, Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical, a musical comedy about a school shooting and demon possession opened at the Cavern Club in Los Angeles.

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Object of Her Affection, Muckenthaler Cultural Center (excerpt)

©2013, Marsian De Lellis
©2013, Marsian De Lellis

On October 17, 2013, I performed an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California.

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