City Paper – 12/14/11, Baltimore (press)

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On December 14, 2011, Baltimore’s City Paper included me in their Top Ten – The Year In Art, characterizing my work at the Transmodern Festival as “..a whole slew of WTF”.

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Growing Up Linda – Fudgie’s Death, Gallery at Avalon Island, Orlando (performance)

Marsian De Lellis, 2010, Photo: K Bast, Poster: Ibex Puppetry
Marsian De Lellis, 2010, Photo: K Bast, Poster: Ibex Puppetry

On Saturday, December 4th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death, at Theater at Avalon Island as part of Puppets from the Edge.  Produced by Ibex Puppetry, Puppets from The Edge was evening of short form puppetry for adults, which I curated and hosted with Hannah Miller during the 2010 Orlando Puppet Festival.

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

L: Photo: K. Basta, R: Puppet Apocalypse poster
L: Photo: K. Basta, R: Puppet Apocalypse poster

On July 5th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death at the at the Park Theatre in Winnipeg for Puppet Apocalypse, Winnipeg Puppet Collective’s innaugural puppet slam. Fudgie’s Death was a neo-noir segment from Growing Up Linda in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. In Fudgie’s Death, I transformed table-top pop-up books into full-screen cinema.

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

Marsian De Lellis, Liz Hara, 2010
Marsian De Lellis, Liz Hara, 2010

On Wednesday, June 16th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death,  at Blue Gene’s Pub during the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, assisted by Liz Hara.  Fudgie’s Death, a short segment from Growing Up Linda, is a neo-noir tale of depravity centered on the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul, who must come to terms with her troubled past.

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Growing Up Linda – Fudgie’s Death, Orlando Fringe (Performance)

2010, Photo: K. Basta
2010, Photo: K. Basta

On May 24th, 2010,  I performed Fudgie’s Death at the Orlando Fringe Festival. Fudgie’s Death was a neo-noir segment from Growing Up Linda in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. In Fudgie’s Death, I transformed table-top pop-up books into full-screen cinema. There were 3 Shows between May 24th, 2010 – May 28th, 2010.

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

 

On May 7th through May 9th, 2010, I performed Fudgie’s Death at Links Hall in Chicago as part of Banners and Cranks: A Festival of Cantastoria, curated by Clare Dolan and Dave Buchen. Fudgie’s Death is a neo-noir segment from Growing Up Linda in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. In Fudgie’s Death, I transform table-top pop-up books into full-screen cinema.

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CalArts, MFA (education)

Growing Up Linda, design, ©2007 Marsian De Lellis
Growing Up Linda, design, ©2007 Marsian De Lellis

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,.

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Bride of Wildenstein – Workshop Valencia, CA (performance)

From May 7th to May 9th, 2009, I presented a workshop of Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical at CalArts in Valencia, CA.  In Bride of Wildenstein, an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture the attention of her philandering game hunter husband.

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Edinburgh Fringe Website, Online Review

Alanna Blair, 2008, Photo: Steve Gunther
Alanna Blair, 2008, Photo: Steve Gunther

From an Edinburgh Fringe Website online Reviewer:

Five Stars – Great show! ‘Growing up Linda’ is one of my favourites, of this years Fringe so far. I spent the first few minutes slightly baffled and slightly amused but worried that the show might turn out to be pretentious. How wrong I was! The acting is great, the script is sharp and the use of multimedia is fantastic. The video and the puppets always add to the show – they are never used as a device to detract from a weak script (something I noticed in a couple of multimedia shows last year). The show made me think, it unsettled me and it was well worth a trip to the bottom of the Royal Mile!

The Scotsman (review)

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A review by Malcolm Jack in the Scotsman, characterized Growing Up Linda’run at  the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe as “colorful, elaborate, nightmarish”.