Connecticut Guild of Puppetry – 2011 (funding)

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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Growing Up Linda, Transmodern, Baltimore

  • Marsian De Lellis, Aaron Barlow, 14Karat Cabaret, Baltimore, 2011

On Friday, April 29th, 2011, I performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment from Growing Up Linda in which a woman who believes she’s the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past.  The performance was at 14Karat Cabaret as part of Transmodern Festival in Baltimore.

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Calgary Herald (interview)

On March 12th, 2011,  The Calgary Herald published an interview that described my work as “light years away from the child-oriented Muppets universe that Jim Henson introduced.” 

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Growing Up Linda, Calgary

On March 11th and 12th, 2011, I performed Fudgie’s Death at International Festival of Animated Objects in Calgary.

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Growing Up Linda, Avalon Gallery, Orlando

On Saturday, December 4th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment of Growing Up Linda at Avalon Gallery. 

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Rachel Rosenthal Co. (education / support)

with Rachel Rosenthal and Josue Martinez at Rachel Rosenthal Company, 2010, photos: Ann Yatco, Josue Martinez
Marsian De Lellis, Rachel Rosenthal, and Josue Martinez at, 2010, photos: Ann Yatco, Josue Martinez

In 2010, I was the recipient of an Emerging Artist Scholarship to study with pioneering performance artist, Rachel Rosenthal and her DbD (Doing by Doing) performance improvisation technique at the Rachel Rosenthal Company in Culver City, Los Angeles. The workshop ran from September 10th – September 12th, 2010. The Emerging Artist Scholarship was made possible in part with funding from Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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CJOB, Winnipeg

On July 7th, 2010, Dan Walechuck appeared on CJOB (Winnipeg) to talk about The Puppet Slam Network and the Winnipeg Puppet Slam, in which I performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment from Growing Up Linda

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Growing Up Linda, Winnipeg

Marsian and Susan Simpson, Chicago, 2010, Photo K Basta

On July 5th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death at the at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg

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Brooklyn Independant Television (interview)

On July 1st, 2010, I  appeared on Brooklyn Independant Television’s Neighborhood Beat series with Kecia Elan Cole.

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Growing Up Linda – Fudgie’s Death, Waterford, CT (performance)

Marsian De Lellis, Liz Hara, 2010
Marsian De Lellis, Liz Hara, 2010

On Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death,  at Blue Gene’s Pub in Waterford Connecticut.

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