Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, I will be presenting episode one from Model Killer: Giant Crimes + Tiny Cover-Ups at Automata in Los Angeles as part of the Live Arts Exchange [LAX] Festival. A disgruntled dollhouse maker turned investigator transforms herself into a blood thirsty serial killer in this noir walk-through puppetry experience that uses fragments of dollhouses as staging areas. Space is limited to 12 participants at a time. Get tickets.Continue reading “Model Killer at LAX Festival”
Saturday, January 22, 2022, I discussed the creation and development of Object of Her Affection at a symposium, Staging the Non-Human Character; Animal, Alien, or Architecture with Maria Camia, Nick Lehane, Basil Twist, and moderator, Dr. Paulette Richards. The symposium, part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival streamed at on HowlRound.Continue reading “Staging the Non-Human Character: Animal, Alien, or Architecture (Symposium / Streaming)”
From September 20th-29th, 2019, a photograph from Model Killer will be part of American Puppetry Today, The Photography of Richard Termine in Charleville-Mézières, France.Continue reading “Model Killer, American Puppetry Today, The Photography of Richard Termine, Charleville-Mézières”
Whether it’s disintegrating dolls, mutant ceramic bunnies, or rescue animal pinups, the artists of Stuck Together: Marsian De Lellis, Simone Gad, Debra Broz, playfully handcraft responses to mass-produced objects and images charged with autobiographical fragments. Join me on a virtual tour, where we can survey the work for context… Continue reading “How We Got Stuck Together”
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.Continue reading “Model Killer – Model Victims, Waterford, CT (workshop performance)”
On June 17th, 2016, I presented a private reading of excerpts from Model Killer at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.Continue reading “Model Killer – 2016, Waterford, CT (private reading)”
On May 15th, 2009 I earned my MFA degree from California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) in Scenic Design in the Puppetry track from the Theater School and the Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts. I attended CalArts between 2006-2009 under the mentorship of Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson and developed two major productions, Growing Up Linda and Bride of Wildenstein – The Musical,.