I have been privileged enough to have been an artist in residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, REDCAT, Automata, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Eugene O’Neill Theater Center 2017
I have been part of the National Puppetry Conference at Eugene O’Neill Theater Center since 2005 – most recently in 2017 as an artist-in-residence with Model Killer: Giant Crimes and Tiny Cover-Ups. The conference encourages puppet artists to create through the visual and kinetic form of the puppet, to push beyond personal boundaries, and develop new works.
The O’Neill is home to the National Playwrights Conference, National Music Theater Conference, National Puppetry Conference, Cabaret & Performance Conference, National Theater Institute, and National Critics Institute. Writers and directors, puppeteers and singers, students and audiences alike take their first steps in exploring, revising and understanding their work and the potential of the theater they help create. All focus on the script, as it begins its journey to the stage. Actors work with simply rendered sets, no costume design, and script in hand, revealing for the first time the magic of a new play or musical, puppetry piece or cabaret act. (Read More)
Los Angeles, CA
In 2014 I was part of the NOW Festival at REDCAT with Object of Her Affection and was given time and space to rehearse and develop the performance. The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) is an interdisciplinary contemporary arts center for innovative visual, performing and media arts located in downtown Los Angeles inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex. Each season REDCAT presents a far-reaching roster of work by globally renowned artists, inside one of the most versatile and technologically advanced presentation spaces in the world. (Read More)
Los Angeles, CA
In 2014 I was awarded a residence at Automata for the development of Object of Her Affection as part of their A.I.R. (Artist In Residence program).
Automata is an arts organization located in the Chinatown District of Los Angeles, dedicated to the creation, incubation, and presentation of experimental puppet theater, experimental film, and other contemporary art practices centered on ideas of artifice and performing objects. Automata stands at the fulcrum points between objects and performance, artifacts and ephemera, magic and mechanics, artifice and interface.
Automata is dedicated to creating and nurturing new work that is engaged in cutting edge art practices, and in deep conversation with our contemporary culture of simulation and mimicry while embracing the aura of the handmade and hand-operated. They seek to radically redefine and re-contextualize the notion of object performance, locating it at the intersection of contemporary performance, media, visual art, sound art and experimental writing. (Read More)
Atlantic Center for the Arts 2005
New Smyrna Beach, FL
In 2005 I was an Associate Artist in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts with Master Artist, Janie Geiser. I assisted Geiser on her performance-installation Spider’s Wheels. For my own project, I created the second installment of Growing Up Linda, Birthday Trauma which I performed for the public. While there I also began a brainstorming session with Heather Henson to create what would become the Puppet Slam Network for the next decade. Funding for my stay at the residency was made possible by the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Founded in in 1977 by Doris Leeper, an internationally known sculptor and painter, as well as a visionary environmentalist, the Atlantic Center for the Arts (ACA) is a non-profit multidisciplinary artist residency facility located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. ACA’s main campus is set on eleven lush acres of land, on the edge of Turnbull Bay. While the facilities, including the Pabst Visitors Center and Gallery are easily accessible to the public, the residency program and Leeper Studio Complex are also set back from neighborhoods and main roads, allowing artists in-residence the necessary privacy to work uninterrupted. The environment of the campus is rich in species of flora and fauna, and the architecture of the complex is built to blend and interact in this natural environment. (Read More)