2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)

IMG_4221 Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging Sherwood
Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller / Capture Imaging Sherwood

On December 7th, 2017, Center Theatre Group interviewed Gina Young, Hana Kim, and myself as finalists for the 2018 Sherwood Award about our art/lives in L.A. Read the full story on the Center Theatre Group Blog. Continue reading “2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)”

A decade of the Puppet Slam Network (curatorial)


On September 2nd, 2016, I finished my tenure at the Puppet Slam Network (PSN), which I co-founded in 2005 with Heather Henson and through support from her production company, Ibex Puppetry.  As PSN coordinator for just over a decade, my work focused on cataloguing, connecting, supporting, and generating awareness for evenings of short-form puppetry for adults.  

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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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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)”

Feast of Fun – Trendpocalpyse 2012 (guest blog)

On January 13, 2012, I  guest-blogged Trendpocalypse 2012 for Feast of Fun, in conjunction with my appearance on show #1504 –  Trends and Predictions for 2012.  The trends I spotted and wrote about included glittivism, mic checks and balances, astroglinting and mic-turfing, extreme emotions, privacy aFoWL, and Generation Ze. Feast of Fun is a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast hosted by Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion

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Feast of Fun #1487, Chicago (appearance)

On November 23rd, 2011, I appeared as a guest on Feast of Fun, a Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast. On show #1487 – A Very Gaga Muppet Thanksgiving, I was interviewed by Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion about my predictions for Lady Gaga’s Thanksgiving special and reboot of the Muppets.

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Puppet Slam Network (blog)

On September 2011 – I began a series of informational blog posts on the Puppet Slam Network website that addressed topics related to organizing evenings of short-form puppetry and object theatre for adults. Topics included: the significance of puppet slams, puppet slam history, the future of slams, sources of inspiration, working with a fiscal recipient, learning from fabulous failures,  advice on hosting and performing in slams, self promotion, and how to get the most out of the Puppet Slam Network.

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New Urbanite, Baltimore (interview)

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On April 27th, 2011, I appeared in “What is the Transmodern Festival?”, an article by Cara Ober for her article on the Transmodern Festival, where I was performing Fudgie’s Death. Continue reading “New Urbanite, Baltimore (interview)”

Calgary Herald (interview)

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On March 12th, 2011,  The Calgary Herald published an interview that described my work as “light years away from the child-oriented Muppets universe that Jim Henson introduced.” While at the International Animated Objects Festival, I performed Fudgie’s Death, presented an artist-talk,  Object/Fetishand introduced a Handmade Puppet Dreams screening.

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Growing Up Linda – Fudgie’s Death, Calgary (performance)

On March 11th and 12th, 2011, I performed Fudgie’s Death at International Festival of Animated Objects in Calgary as part of their Dolly Wiggler Cabaret. While in Calgary, I was also photographed by one of the festival organizers, Sean Dennie, I was interviewed by the Calgary Herald and a local radio station, presented my lecture, Object/Fetish at Club Sapien, and introduced a screening of Handmade Puppet Dreams.