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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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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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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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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Bernie Sanders Is Finger Lickin’ Good, Fachapatoto, Los Angeles

In May and June 2016, my painting, Bernie Sanders Is Fingerlickin Good was on display at Fachapatoto in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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DCA 2016 COLA Fellowship (support)

On June 29th. 2015, I was awarded the 2015-2016 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowship from The Department of Cultural Affairs.

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The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)

Photo: Sean P. Higgins

On  June 12th and 13th, 2015, I performed The Feeder, a short solo tabletop puppetry piece that explores the unintended consequences of a complicated relationship.

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