A decade of the Puppet Slam Network (curatorial)

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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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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 (blog)

On September 2011 – I began a series of informational blog posts on the Puppet Slam Network website that addressed topics related to organizing evenings of short-form puppetry and object theatre for adults. Topics included: the significance of puppet slams, puppet slam history, the future of slams, sources of inspiration, working with a fiscal recipient, learning from fabulous failures,  advice on hosting and performing in slams, self promotion, and how to get the most out of the Puppet Slam Network.

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CJOB, Winnipeg (Puppet Slam Network Press)

On July 7th, 2010, Dan Walechuck appeared on CJOB (Winnipeg) to talk about The Puppet Slam Network and the Winnipeg Puppet Slam, (which I performed in). The Puppet Slam Network, which I co-founded with Heather Henson, 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.  

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Puppets from The Edge 2007, Orlando (curatorial)

On October 28th, 2007, I  curated Puppets from The Edge at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando theatre as part of the Orlando Puppet Festival. The evening consisted of short-form puppetry for adult audiences from a variety of artists.

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Puppets from the Edge 2006, Orlando (curatorial)

On Sunday, November 5th, 2006, I curated and hosted Puppets from the Edge at Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando

Puppets from the Edge, PSN, 2006

with Heather Henson. Puppets from the Edge was an evening of short-form puppetry for adults at the 2nd annual Orlando Puppet Festival that ran from November 1st through November 5th. The lineup included Harmony McChesney and Gary Alexander with MedeaMark Baratelli with Improv-Cabaret, Wavy Davy with Rant, Shitty Bedford and Kevin Huey with The Dawning of Melted Telephone, Tom Blasco with Fleece in Space, James Donmoyer and Scotty Shoemaker with Stupid SciFi, Elaine Corbitt with Zombie Vacation, and Omnipresent Toychest with Akshun Fogyerz

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Growing Up Linda – Birthday Trauma, Orlando (performance)

Growing Up Linda ©2005 Marsian De Lellis
Growing Up Linda ©2005 Marsian De Lellis

On November 6th, 2005, I performed an episode from Growing Up Linda at Mad Cow Theatre for Puppets from the Edge as part of the first Orlando Puppetry Festival. Performing with me on Growing Up Linda were Alan Calpe, Suraya Raja, Geoff Nosach, Nick Fox-Geig, and Heather Henson.

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Orlando Sentinel (press)

Orlando Sentinel, November 4, 2005

On November 4th, 2005 The Orlando Sentinel published a photo from Growing Up LindaBirthday Trauma in their coverage of the Orlando Puppet Festival. I performed Growing Up Linda – Birthday Trauma for Puppets from the Edge at Mad Cow Theater on November 6th, 2005. Continue reading “Orlando Sentinel (press)”