Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun 2017 (puppet design)

October 13th-21st, 2017, Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun – The Musical, in which I designed a puppet opened at the Cavern Club Theater in Los Angeles for fourth run.

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COLA20 (book launch)

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On August 19th, 2017, there was a book launch for COLA 20which included an image from my (In)/Animate Objects installation and a salon conversation I participated in focused on artists who embed feminist and queer ideas in their work.

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Model Killer – Model Victims, Waterford, CT (workshop performance)

Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine
Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine

On June 16th + 17th, I presented an initial scene from Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups, as an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center at the culmination of the National Puppetry Conference. Model Killer is a morbid comedy centered on Vivian Nutt, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator. Vivian builds dioramas of unsolved murders, only for it to be revealed that she is a serial killer.  In Model Killer, I am creating a universe in which I invite the viewer to reconsider female serial killers, the historically feminine craft of miniatures, and murder as entertainment.

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Model Killer, Waterford, CT (residency)

Model Killer

In June 2017, I workshopped the beginnings of my script-in-progress Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups as an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. 

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Raggedy Ann to Real Doll 2017, Los Angeles (video installation)

2017, photo: Curt Lemieux
2017, photo: Curt Lemieux

From to June 3rd-10th, 2017, video documentation from my performance, Raggedy Ann to Real Doll was on display at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as part of Irrational Exhibits.

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Walt Disney Co. + Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (support)

Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine

In  June 2017, The Walt Disney Company and the Eugene O’Neill Center underwrote an artist-in-residence for Model Killer as part of the National Puppetry Conference.

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American Theatre (magazine)

On April 20th, 2017, American Theatre, announced the 2017 season at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, including my artist-in-residence for Model Killer.

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The Feeder, Portland Oregon

Photo: Sean Patrick Johnson

The weekend of October 15th and 16th, 2016, I performed The Feeder at Beady Little Eyes puppet slam

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A decade of the Puppet Slam Network

Jen Lynn, photo: Doug Wong

On September 2nd, 2016, I finished my tenure at the Puppet Slam Network (PSN), which I co-founded in 2005 with Heather Henson through support from her production company, Ibex Puppetry.  

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