On January 13th, 2012, I appeared on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast. On show #1504 – Trends and Predictions for 2012, I spoke with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about my predictions for 2012.
On Friday, September 30th, 2011, Leslie Carrara-Rupdolph’s Wake Up Your Weird opened at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnutt Creek, CA. I was the assistant puppeteer in Weird, in which Lolly Lardpop, a candy-obsessed five year old must deal with her feelings about being bullied out of a play-date.
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.Continue reading “Puppet Slam Network: Informational Posts”
On July 9th and 10th, 2011, I performed Web of Mystery at Rachel Rosenthal Company in Culver City, Los Angeles. In Web of Mystery, a spider dances with it’s puppeteers before overtaking one of them. Melissa Dunphy composed original music.
On April 2nd, 2011, I hosted a puppet cabaret at the Nafe Katter Theatre with long-time Blood from a Turnip collaborator, Vanessa Gilbert. The line up included short-form puppet acts from Great Small Works, Big Nazo, Michael Sommers, and Kate Brehm. The cabaret was part of Puppetry and Post Dramatic Performance: An International Conference on Performing Objects in the 21st Century at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.
In 2010, I was the recipient of an Emerging Artist Scholarship to study with pioneering performance artist, Rachel Rosenthal and her DbD (Doing by Doing) performance improvisation technique at the Rachel Rosenthal Company in Culver City, Los Angeles. The workshop ran from September 10th – September 12th, 2010. The Emerging Artist Scholarship was made possible in part with funding from Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
In September 2010, I was the recipient funding from LA County Arts Commission which enabled me to work with Rachel Rosenthal and Company in both her DbD (Doing by Doing) weekend workshop in September 2010 and her 8-week class in May 2011, where I developed Web of Mystery.Continue reading “LA County Arts (support)”
On June 26th, 2009, I appeared on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast. On show #1013 – Stonewall Michael Jackson, I spoke with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about the demise of Michael Jackson and why eccentric public figures are hated and celebrated at the same time.
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,.