Puppetry International – The North American Puppet Slam Scene in 2010 (press)

Puppetry International Fall/Winter 2010
Puppetry International Fall/Winter 2010

In the “The North American Puppet Slam Scene in  2010”, I was interviewed by Teresa Smalec for Puppetry International on my work as a curator of short-form puppetry for adults and in my role as co-founder of the Puppet Slam Network.

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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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Puppets from The Edge 2010, Orlando (curatorial)

On Saturday, December 4th, 2010, I curated and hosted Puppets from the Edge with puppet artist, Hannah Miller at the Gallery at Avalon Island in downtown Orlando. Puppets from The Edge was an evening of short form puppetry for adults, during the 2010 Orlando Puppet Festival.

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Object/Fetish, Valencia (guest teacher)

2010-16x7-Object-Fetish-300dpi Object/Fetish Calarts

On November 18th, 2010, I was a guest teacher for Susan Simpson’s History of American Puppet Theater course at CalArts through the Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts. For this class which included a mixture of graduate and undergraduate students, I presented my multi-media artist-talk, Object/Fetish: Staging the Suspension of Disbelief in Every Day Life.

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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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Handmade Puppet Dreams, Volume 4 (Curatorial)

On December 6th, 2009, Volume 4 of Handmade Puppet Dreams, a live action puppet film program I curated premiered at Theater For the New City in New York.

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CalArts, MFA (education)

Growing Up Linda, design, ©2007 Marsian De Lellis
Growing Up Linda, design, ©2007 Marsian De Lellis

On May 15th, 2009 I earned my MFA degree from California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) in Scenic Design in the Puppetry track from the Theater School and the Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts. I attended CalArts between 2006-2009 under the mentorship of Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson and developed two major productions, Growing Up Linda and Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical,.

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Puppets from The Edge 2007, Orlando (curatorial)

On October 28th, 2007, I  curated Puppets from The Edge at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando theatre as part of the Orlando Puppet Festival. The evening consisted of short-form puppetry for adult audiences from a variety of artists.

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Puppets from the Edge 2006, Orlando (curatorial)

On Sunday, November 5th, 2006, I curated and hosted Puppets from the Edge at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando

Puppets from the Edge, PSN, 2006

with Heather Henson. Puppets from the Edge was an evening of short-form puppetry for adults at the 2nd annual Orlando Puppet Festival that ran from November 1st through November 5th. The lineup included Harmony McChesney and Gary Alexander with MedeaMark Baratelli with Improv-Cabaret, Wavy Davy with Rant, Shitty Bedford and Kevin Huey with The Dawning of Melted Telephone, Tom Blasco with Fleece in Space, James Donmoyer and Scotty Shoemaker with Stupid SciFi, Elaine Corbitt with Zombie Vacation, and Omnipresent Toychest with Akshun Fogyerz

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Spoiler Alert/BSR 88.1 FM, Providence (appearance)

Tim Lagasse, Marsian De Lellis, and Heather Henson promoting Handmade Puppet Dreams at the Rhode Island Film Festival, 2006, Providence
Tim Lagasse, Marsian De Lellis, and Heather Henson promoting Handmade Puppet Dreams at the Rhode Island Film Festival, 2006, Providence

On September 6, 2006, I appeared on BSR 88.1 FM on the show Spoiler Alert hosted by DJ Madameb (aka Toni P.) where I co-interviewed film producer, Heather Henson. At the time we were discussing Handmade Puppet Dreams, a film series that focused on live action short-form puppetry that was playing at the Rhode Island Film Festival.

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