Portland Press Herald, (Puppet Slam Network)

On January 28th, 2013, The Portland Press Herald briefly covered my work with the Puppet Slam Network as part of a larger story on Blainor McGough, curator of King Friday’s Dungeon in Portland, ME.

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UNIMA-USA, Board of Directors (organizational)

IMG_1079-web-edit 2011 UNIMA
photo: Jonny Gomez

In the Spring of 2012 I was elected to the  Board of Directors for UNIMA-USA. My term ran from July 2012- August 2015. While on the Board, I served as Secretary and the inaugural Social Media chair.  Based in Atlanta at the Center for Puppetry Arts, UNIMA-USA is the North American Center of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the oldest international theatre organization in the world. UNIMA-USA’s mission is to promote international understanding and friendship through the art of puppetry.

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The Puppetry Journal (Press)

In the Spring of 2012, The Puppetry Journal ran a substantive cover story on the world of puppet slams, featuring my work as co-founder of The Puppet Slam Network and my interviews with puppet slam artists. The Puppet Slam Network fostered connections for independently produced puppet cabarets, so that puppet artists knew where they could perform, venues could find puppet artists, and audiences could enjoy an intimate, tactile, and compelling form of entertainment.   Continue reading “The Puppetry Journal (Press)”

Puppet Slam Network: Informational Posts

In the fall of 2011, I started a series of informational posts on the Puppet Slam Network website about organizing evenings of short-form puppetry and object theatre for adults.

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Artist Talk, Baltimore (talk)

Artist Talk, Baltimore 2011
Artist Talk, Baltimore 2011

On April 27 8-10pm, I presented my Artist Talk at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore for Valeska Populoh’s graduating class in the Fiber Department. While at MICA I spoke about performances like Growing Up Linda and Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical.

This artist talk was made in conjunction with my performance, Fudgie’s Death at the 14Karat Cabaret  and my presentation Object/Fetish at a salon/art party in the H&H Arts Building as part of the 2011 Transmodern Festival.

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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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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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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, Exhibition, Avalon Gallery, Orlando

  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis
  • Growing Up Linda: Birthday Trauma, ©2005, Marsian De Lellis

In October and Novemb, 2009 I exhibited puppets, props, and ephemera from Growing Up Linda at Avalon Gallery in Orlando

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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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