I have been privileged enough to have been an artist in residence at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, REDCAT, Automata in conjunction with Los Angeles Performance Practice, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Los Angeles Performance Practice, presents contemporary performance by artists whose work advances and challenges multi-disciplinary practices. The D + R Residency is offered collaboratively by Los Angeles Performance Practice and Automata, and supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2019 I was awarded a D + R Residency for Model Killer.
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is the country’s preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for the stage. Located in Waterford, Connecticut, it has launched some of the most important voices and works in American theater and has revolutionized the way new work is developed. The Center is home to The National Puppetry Conference, which encourages puppet artists to create through the visual and kinetic form of the puppet, to push beyond boundaries, and develop new works. I have been part of the conference since 2005 – most recently in 2017 as an artist-in-residence with Model Killer.
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. In 2014 REDCAT gave me time and space to develop Object of Her Affection as part of NOW Festival.
Located in the Chinatown Arts District of Los Angeles, Automata is an arts organization 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. 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). In 2019 I was award a D+R Residency for Model Killer through Los Angeles Performance Practice.
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. In 2005 I was an Associate Artist at the ACA working with Janie Geiser on lenticular prototypes and the performance, Growing Up Linda.