Flashback Friday

In organizing the Kickstarter campaign for Object of Her Affection, I’ve been reflecting on the inspiration that led to the performance.  I’ve been developing the ideas behind Object of Her Affection for a while: Back in 2010 –  my wheels started spinning when I stumbled upon footage of a woman who wanted to marry an amusement park ride.

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Model Killer – Model Victims, Waterford, CT (workshop performance)

Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine
Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine

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.

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Model Killer, Waterford, CT (residency)

Model Killer

In June 2017, I workshopped the beginnings of my script-in-progress Model Killer: Giant Crimes & Tiny Cover-Ups as an artist-in-residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. 

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

Model Killer, 2017, Photo: Richard Termine

In  June 2017, The Walt Disney Company and the Eugene O’Neill Center underwrote an artist-in-residence for Model Killer as part of the National Puppetry Conference.

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American Theatre (magazine)

On April 20th, 2017, American Theatre, announced the 2017 season at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, including my artist-in-residence for Model Killer.

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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 at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.

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The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)

Photo: Sean P. Higgins

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.

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Object of Her Affection, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (reading)

On June 16th, 2012,  I read an excerpt from Object of Her Affection at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut 

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The New American Vaudeville, Waterford, CT (presentation)

On June 2012, I hosted The New American Vaudeville, at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT as part of the National Puppetry Conference.  In The New American Vaudeville, I contextualized evenings of short-form puppet and object theater for adult audiences in intimate settings. The New American Vaudeville was informed by my position as co-founder and coordinator of the Puppet Slam Network from 2005 to 2016. Continue reading “The New American Vaudeville, Waterford, CT (presentation)”