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. Continue reading “2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)”

Tax-deductible contributions accepted through Fractured Atlas

I am currently raising funds for the next iterations of Object of Her Affection and Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-UpsIf you’d like to support my work you can make tax-deductible contributions through Fractured Atlas: https://shar.es/1N035T

A decade of the Puppet Slam Network (curatorial)

Marsian-PSN-Slide

On September 2nd, 2016, I finished my tenure at the Puppet Slam Network (PSN), which I co-founded in 2005 with Heather Henson and through support from her production company, Ibex Puppetry.  As PSN coordinator for just over a decade, my work focused on cataloguing, connecting, supporting, and generating awareness for evenings of short-form puppetry for adults.  

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The Gunman, Brooklyn (screening)

On Thursday, July 18th, 2013 at 7:00PM, my ultra-short puppet animation film, “The Gunman” was screened at Standard ToyKraft as part of “Summer Cinema Presents: Glen or Glenda”. The pre-show line up (curated by Jessica Scott) also included films by Daphne Gardner, Beau Brown and Trey Kirchoff.  I animated “The Gunman” in 2007 using found objects, figurines, and toys, with drawings by Katie Shook, and assistance from Laura Heit and Dillon Markey.

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Portland Press Herald, (Puppet Slam Network)

On January 28th, 2013, The Portland Press Herald briefly covered my work with the Puppet Slam Network as part of a larger story on Blainor McGough, curator of King Friday’s Dungeon in Portland, ME.

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The Puppetry Journal (Press)

In the Spring of 2012, The Puppetry Journal ran a substantive cover story on the world of puppet slams, featuring my work as co-founder of The Puppet Slam Network and my interviews with puppet slam artists. The Puppet Slam Network fostered connections for independently produced puppet cabarets, so that puppet artists knew where they could perform, venues could find puppet artists, and audiences could enjoy an intimate, tactile, and compelling form of entertainment.   Continue reading “The Puppetry Journal (Press)”

Puppet Slam Network (blog)

On September 2011 – I began a series of informational blog posts on the Puppet Slam Network website that addressed topics related to organizing evenings of short-form puppetry and object theatre for adults. Topics included: the significance of puppet slams, puppet slam history, the future of slams, sources of inspiration, working with a fiscal recipient, learning from fabulous failures,  advice on hosting and performing in slams, self promotion, and how to get the most out of the Puppet Slam Network.

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Web of Mystery, Los Angeles (performance)

2011, Photo: Paula Sjunneson
2011, Photo: Paula Sjunneson

On July 9th and 10th, 2011,  I performed Web of Mystery at Rachel Rosenthal Company in Culver City, Los Angeles. In Web of Mystery, a spider dances with it’s puppeteers before overtaking one of them. Melissa Dunphy composed original music.

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Wake Up Your Weird, Waterford, CT (performance)

In June 2011, I was the recipient of the Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Scholarship to participate in the the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. While at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center I worked on Web of Mystery,  in which a spider dances with it’s puppeteers before overtaking one of them, and as an assistant puppeteer on Leslie Cararra-Rudolph’s Wake Up Your Weird, in which a candy obsessed five year old must process her feelings after getting bullied out of a play date.

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Web of Mystery, Waterford, CT, (performance)

Jess Simon, Marsian De Lellis, Sharon Challenger, Waterford, CT, 2011, Photo: Richard Termine
Jess Simon, Marsian De Lellis, Sharon Challenger, Waterford, CT, 2011, Photo: Richard Termine

On Saturday, June 18th 2011, I performed Web of Mystery  with Sharon Challenger and Jessica Simon at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center at the culmination of the National Puppetry Conference. In Web of Mystery, a spider dances with it’s puppeteers before overtaking one of them. Melissa Dunphy composed original music.