Richard E. Sherwood Award Finalists

The 2017 Sherwood Awards Winners
The 2017 Sherwood Awards Winners at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)

Today, the Center Theatre Group announced three finalists in the Richard E. Sherwood Award, which included Gina Young and Hana Kim, and myself.

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Raggedy Ann to Real Doll 2017, Los Angeles (video installation)

2017, photo: Curt Lemieux
2017, photo: Curt Lemieux

From to June 3rd-10th, 2017, video documentation from my performance, Raggedy Ann to Real Doll was on display at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions as part of Irrational Exhibits 10th  Anniversary: Mapping the Divide, curated and produced by Deborah Oliver. In  Raggedy Ann to Real Doll,  I constructed a storefront operating theater at LACE as one of America’s most beloved dolls went under the knife.  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. Projected video and the remote voyeurism from a live stream provided multiple onsite and virtual opportunities for spectatorship.

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The Feeder, Portland OR (performance)

The weekend of October 15th, 2016, I performed The Feedera 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.

 

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A decade of the Puppet Slam Network (curatorial)

Marsian-PSN-Slide

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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Model Killer – 2016, Waterford, CT (private reading)

Model Killer

On June 17th, 2016, I presented a private reading of excerpts from Model Killer: Tiny Crimes and Tiny Coverups at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. In Model Killer a disgruntled dollhouse-maker-turned-investigator builds dioramas of unsolved murders, only to be discovered that she is in fact a serial killer. The reading occured at the culmination of the 2016 National Puppetry Conference, where I was mentored by Martin Kettling as part of the writing strand.

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O’Neill Theater Center (support)

Model Killer

In June 2016, I was the recipient of  the Eugene O’Neill Center Alumni Fund to participate in the National Puppetry Conference. While at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, I worked on the script for Model Killer: Giant Crimes and Tiny Cover-Ups as part of the writing strand with mentor, Martin Kettling.

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Puppet Up! Uncensored, Los Angeles (puppeteer, improv performer)

On October 26th, 2015, I performed in Puppet Up! Uncensored for a special private viewing of friends and family on the Charlie Chaplin Sound Stage at the Jim Henson Company Lot in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

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The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)

On  June 12th and 13th, 2015, I performed The Feeder, a short solo tabletop puppetry piece that explores the unintended consequences of a complicated relationship. The narrative is centered on the surviving partner of a gainer and feeder couple, who is on the run after accidentally feeding his spouse to death. Continue reading “The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)”

Homecoming Queen, SF (performer, puppet design)

If you are in San Francisco in January, please join me for Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical, a musical adaptation of Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun, which I will be performing in and have designed a puppet for!  Performances will be January 24th in San Francisco at Sketchfest.

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