Today, the Center Theatre Group announced three finalists in the Richard E. Sherwood Award, which included Gina Young and Hana Kim, and myself.
Julie Brown‘s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun – The Musical in which I designed a humanette puppet used by Drew Droege opened for another run in Los Angeles at the Cavern Club Theater October 13th-21st, 2017. Continue reading “Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun (puppet design)”
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.
From to June 3rd-10th, 2017, video documentation from my performance, Raggedy Ann to Real Doll was on display at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) as part of Irrational Exhibits 10th Anniversary: Mapping the Divide, curated and produced by Deborah Oliver. In Raggedy Ann to Real Doll, I examined how we negotiate our idea of personal identity in an ever-shifting landscape of technologies that can drastically alter and re-map the body – dissecting what is just beneath the surface of our collective preoccupation for physical perfection. Transforming the storefront window of LACE into an operating theatre, I performed cosmetic procedures as one of America’s most beloved dolls went under the knife.
In June 2017, I was the recipient of funding from both the Walt Disney Company and the Eugene O’Neill Center for an artist-in-residence as part of the National Puppetry Conference. During the residency, I worked on Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups and performed the first scene, Model Victims at its culmination.
Continue reading “Walt Disney Co. + Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (support)”
On April 20th, 2017, American Theatre, a publication of Theatre Communications Group announced the 2017 season at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, including my artist-in-residence at the National Puppetry Conference. The artist-in-residence was for Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups, a morbid comedy centered on Vivian Nutt, a disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator.
The weekend of October 15th, 2016, I performed The Feeder, a short tabletop puppetry piece about a man on the run after accidentally feeding his wife to death at The Echo Theatre in Portland, OR. There were two shows: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday October 16th as part of Beady Little Eyes Puppet Slam.
On October 8, 2016, Gender is a Construct, Do-Si-Do, a Funny or Die video I was an associate producer and puppeteer on was released. In Gender is a Construct, Do-Si-Do, which was awarded Funny or Die’s “immortal” status, the caller of a puppet square dance struggles with the modern politics of gender and sexual identity
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.
Move over Teen Vogue and Tiger Beat! A team of crackshot junior sleuth investigative journalists over at High School Insider (LA Times) recently got their hands on me and they didn’t let up on all the tough questions!