Growing Up Linda, Orlando Fringe

2010, Photo: K. Basta
2010, Photo: K. Basta

In May, 2010,  I performed Fudgie’s Death, a section of Growing Up Linda at the Orlando Fringe Festival. 

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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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Reptile Under the Flowers, Los Angeles (fabrication, puppeteer)

From May 21-24, 2009, I was a puppeteer, puppet fabricator, and kinegram designer for Janie Geiser’s peepshow/diorama performance, Reptile Under the Flowers.  Automata and the Museum of Jurassic Technology co-presented 45 performances of Reptile Under the Flowers for small groups over the course of 4 days at the The Foshay Masonic Lodge in Culver City, Los Angeles.

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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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Jackson’s Private Zoo, Austin (screening)

2009-05-01-NHP-program-3up-150dpi 2009 Jackson's Private Zoo Austin Fusebox Not Humanly Possible

My short puppet film, Jackson’s Private Zoo screened on May 1st & 2nd, 2009 at Salvage Vanguard Theater in Austin, TX. Jackson’s Private Zoo took the form of a music video that celebrated the relationship between a reclusive pop star and a very special monkey. The screening was part of the Not Humanly Possible program  curated by Jean Marie Keevins  at the Fusebox Festival.

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CalArts, Office of the President (support)

In 2008, I was the recipient of funding from the Office of the President at California Institute for the Arts for the workshop of Growing Up Linda and premiere at Venue 13 in Edinburgh. 

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Pop Goes the World, Valencia, CA, (guest teacher)

In January 2008,  I co-taught Pop Goes The World, a class on pop-ups and paper engineering with scenic artist, Caitlin Lainoff at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). The class was part of the Theater School’s three week interim session between semesters.   For this session I was particularly interested in exploring pop-ups and three dimensional paper engineering for theatrical experiences.

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Interdisciplinary Project Grant – 2008 (support)

In 2008, I was the recipient of an Interdisciplinary Grant from the California Institute of Arts for a workshop of  Growing Up Linda  and the premiere at Venue 13 in Edinburgh. 

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Jackson’s Private Zoo, North Hollywood (screening / performance)

©2005 Marsian De Lellis
©2005 Marsian De Lellis

On February 10th, 2007, I screened my short puppet film, Jackson’s Private Zoo at The California Institute for Abnormal Arts in North Hollywood, Angeles. The screening  was part of the Festival of Mirth – The Love Show – an evening of puppet shows, circus acts, and music, curated by Satanica. For this screening, I performed the live soundtrack with Kate Elouise Mallor.

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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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