Gender is a Construct, Do-Si-Do, Funny or Die (Associate Producer, Puppeteer)

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

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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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Transparent, Amazon (background performer)

On December 11 , 2015, Season 2 of Transparent was released on Amazon Prime. In episode 8 Oscilate,  I was a background performer in a yoga class at the LGBT center doing sun salutations alongside Alexandra Billings. In the scene, Maura Pfefferman (Jeffrey Tambor) who is at an interview for a suicide hotline, looks into the window of a the class and spots Davina (Alexandra Billings), her best trans friend, who she’s been feuding with.

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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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Contemporary Performance Almanac 2015 (book)

2015 Contemporary Performance Almanac
2015 Contemporary Performance Almanac

On December 30th, 2014, an entry on Object of Her Affection was published in Big Art Group’s 2015 Contemporary Performance Almanac, edited by Caden Manson and Jemma Nelson. Object of Her Affection is a solo puppetry and object performance art piece centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.

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Not Alone, 2014 Brooklyn (puppets on film)

On June 8th, 2014 Trish Sie’s short film – Not Alone,  which I puppeteered in, was screened for a 2nd time Brooklyn Academy of Music. Not Alone, the official music video for Ben Taylor’s song, follows a lonely sock who searches everywhere for a soulmate.

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Speed Police (commercial, puppets on film)

On February 19th, 2014, TaylorMade began airing two commercials I worked on from their Speed Police campaign for JetSpeed metal woods and drivers.  In “Stakeout” and “The Pull Over” , I operated the faces of “Team America” style marionettes in the likeness of professional golfers Sergio Garcia, Jason Day,  Justin Rose, and Dustin Johnson with with radio controlled servos.

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Not Alone, Brooklyn (puppets on film)

On October 26th, 2013, Trish Sie’s short film – Not Alone,  which I puppeteered in, had it’s premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Not Alone, the official music video for Ben Taylor’s song, follows a lonely sock who searches everywhere for a soulmate.

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That EFFN Show (puppet + doll design)

I designed and fabricated an operational ventriloquist dummy and a doll for the sports comedy reality pilot, That EFFN Show, shot on September 15th, 2013. The ventriloquist dummy was supposed to be in the likeness of  Peyton Manning as Frankenstein, while the prop doll was made to resemble, one of the hosts, comedian Sean O’Conner in the style of Chuckie, the protagonist from the Child’s Play franchise. Continue reading “That EFFN Show (puppet + doll design)”

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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