Love Lost and the Enchantment of Objects by Jacki Apple (essay)

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On November 2, 2018, Jacki Apple wrote Love Lost and the Enchantment of Objects, a critical essay on my performance, Object of Her Affection, for Fabrik in her column, Peripheral Visions: Perspectives on Performance, Media and Culture.

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Walt Disney Co. + Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (support)

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.
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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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Who’s the Puppet Now?, Calgary (published)

A portrait photo from my performance, Fudgie’s Death during it’s run at the International Festival of Animated Objects was included in Who’s The Puppet Now?, a coffee table book of photos by Sean Dennie published by the Calgary Animated Objects Society.

Marsian De Lellis, Calgary, 2011, photo: Sean Dennie
Marsian De Lellis, Calgary, 2011, photo: Sean Dennie

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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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To Whom It May Concern, Echo Park (performance)

On February 5th, 2014, I was featured in “To Whom it May Concern”, a live monthly show at Rafas Lounge in Echo Park (Los Angeles), hosted by Jayne Entwistle where folks read their letters on stage – real letters they’ve written, correspondence back and forth, or letters we wish we could write.  I reflected upon a letter of remorse that was harder to let go of than I initially thought.

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2014 Henson Foundation Seed Grant (support)

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L: Jim Henson Foundation Logo, R: 2013, Marsian De Lellis

On December 16th, 2013, I was awarded a Jim Henson Foundation Seed Grant for Object of Her Affection.  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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Object of Her Affection – Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, Fullerton (performance)

©2013, Marsian De Lellis
©2013, Marsian De Lellis

On October 17, 2013 I performed Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, CA. Object of Her Affection, a solo puppetry performance, is an unconventional love story about a woman who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects

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Object of Her Affection, Automata LA (full reading)

Marsian De Lellis, 2013, Photo: Gina Marie Napolitan
Marsian De Lellis, 2013, Photo: Gina Marie Napolitan

On August 11th, 2013,  Automata hosted a private reading of my script, Object of Her Affection, for invited guests. Object of Her Affection is centered on a woman, who in her search for true love develops intimate relationships with inanimate objects.

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Object of Her Affection – Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, Waterford, CT (reading)

Object of Her Affection - Title (replace)

On June 16th, 2012,  I presented a reading of Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. In Ashes to Ashes, Rust to Rust, a woman who desires intimate relationships with inanimate objects discovers that the bridge she has come to love has been cheating on her.

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