A decade of the Puppet Slam Network

Jen Lynn, photo: Doug Wong

On September 2nd, 2016, I finished my tenure at the Puppet Slam Network (PSN), which I co-founded in 2005 with Heather Henson through support from her production company, Ibex Puppetry.  

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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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The Puppetry Journal (Press)

In the Spring of 2012, The Puppetry Journal ran a substantive cover story on the world of puppet slams, featuring my work as co-founder of The Puppet Slam Network and my interviews with puppet slam artists. The Puppet Slam Network fostered connections for independently produced puppet cabarets, so that puppet artists knew where they could perform, venues could find puppet artists, and audiences could enjoy an intimate, tactile, and compelling form of entertainment.   Continue reading “The Puppetry Journal (Press)”

Puppet Slam Network: Informational Posts

In the fall of 2011, I started a series of informational posts on the Puppet Slam Network website about organizing evenings of short-form puppetry and object theatre for adults.

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CJOB, Winnipeg

On July 7th, 2010, Dan Walechuck appeared on CJOB (Winnipeg) to talk about The Puppet Slam Network and the Winnipeg Puppet Slam, in which I performed Fudgie’s Death, a segment from Growing Up Linda

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Bride of Wildenstein, Atlanta

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Bride of Wildenstein, Atlanta, 2009

On July 17th, 2009, at Georgia Tech I performed “Pump that Pussy”, an excerpt from Bride of Wildenstein –  the Musical, in which an aging socialite grows fur and claws to recapture her philandering game hunter husband’s attention. 

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Emma Louise Warfield Memorial (support)

In July 2007, I was awarded the Emma Louise Warfield Memorial Scholarship to attend the National Puppetry Festival in St. Paul, MN.  While at the festival I hosted Puppet Slam Nation at Concordia University, a version of my New American Vaudeville presentation for the Puppet Slam Network.

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