Five Stars – Great show! ‘Growing up Linda’ is one of my favourites, of this years Fringe so far. I spent the first few minutes slightly baffled and slightly amused but worried that the show might turn out to be pretentious. How wrong I was! The acting is great, the script is sharp and the use of multimedia is fantastic. The video and the puppets always add to the show – they are never used as a device to detract from a weak script (something I noticed in a couple of multimedia shows last year). The show made me think, it unsettled me and it was well worth a trip to the bottom of the Royal Mile!
During it’s run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Three Weeks, gave Growing Up Linda four stars and noted that it’s “debt to celebrity-obsessed daytime television brought the fusion of trashy and glam to its peak.”
On Friday, August 8th, 2008 Growing Up Linda premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance that looked at the off-kilter world of the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul. During its run in 2008 at the Edinburgh Fringe,The Scotsman distinguished Growing Up Linda as “colorful, elaborate” and“nightmarish”. Three Weeks (Edinburgh) characterized Linda as “kitsch, camp, and often grotesque”, and celebrated it for its “fusion of trashy and glam”. There were a total of nine performances over the course of ten days.
In 2008, I was the recipient of funding from the Office of the President at California Institute for the Arts for the workshop of Growing Up Linda at CalArts and the premiere at Venue 13 in Edinburgh. Growing Up Linda was an ensemble actor-puppetry performance in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. Continue reading “CalArts – Office of the President (support)”→
Growing Up Linda, Edinburgh, 2008, Photo: Ian Garett
In 2008, I was the recipient of funding from UNIMA-USA for the run of Growing Up Lindaat the Edinburgh Fringe. Growing Up Linda, was an ensemble puppet piece in which the daughter of a famous ice cream mogul must come to terms with her troubled past. Based in Atlanta at the Center for Puppetry Arts, UNIMA-USA is the North American Center of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the oldest international theatre organization in the world. UNIMA-USA’s mission is to promote international understanding and friendship through the art of puppetry. Continue reading “UNIMA-USA (Support)”→