Company Bios

2009 ©Marsian De Lellis
2009 ©Marsian De Lellis


photo: William Short

Marsian De Lellis

(Creator, Performer)  is an interdisciplinary artist and writer who constructs installations and time-based visual narratives that memorialize obsessional lives.

photo: Megalodon

P.J. McWhiskers

(Co-Writer) serves as the Grand High Witch of North America who also dabbles in mortal affairs from time to time.

Derron Wood

(Director) is the Executive Artistic Director of Flock Theatre in New London, CT. He has brought a Flock company to the National Puppetry Conference since 1992, and oversees their integration with the guest artists selected to participate. Derron is a Connecticut Commission on the Arts Master Teaching Artist. He has developed numerous educational-based residencies for schools and museums.

Josh Senick

(Composer, Accompanist) is a San Francisco based composer and sound designer who focuses in design and composition for theater.

Marsian De Lellis, Los Angeles, 2010
Costume Design: Hunter Wells, Corset Design Lee Frank Vargas

Hunter Wells

(Costume Design) (Costume Designer, MFA CalArts 2010) Theater Credits: Funnyhouse of a Negro, dir. Michael Garcés (CalArts 2009), John Gabriel Borkman, dir. Maureen Husky (CalArts 2009), How to Disappear and Never be Found, dir. Lily Whitsett (CalArts 2008), Aesop’s Dreams, dir. Chris Cole (CalArts 2008). Film/Video Credits: The Way I Loved You, Music Video feat. Diana Shaginyan, dir. Darrell Rigby (AFI 2009), Love Me Dead, dir. James Connelly (AFI 2009), Matinee, dir. Michael Callahan (USC 2009), A Month and Some Days, dir. Lin Qiu (CalArts 2008).

Lee Frank Perez Vargas

(Costume Design) is skilled craft and costume designer who started his design career in 1988 making dance wear. He creates custom product prototypes, first of a kind and production samples.

Brandon Stirling Baker lighting design, 2009

Brandon Stirling Baker

(Lighting Design) is a lighting designer working internationally in the areas of theatre, opera and dance. He received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts and studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, Scotland.  

E. Martin Gimenez

(Sound Design) is a Los Angeles based sound and video artist who works fluidly between Opera, theatre, rock concert and spectacle. 

Sarah Marie Ibrahim

(Sound Effects, Vocal Coach) Sarah Marie Ibrahim is a graduate student in Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media at CalArts. Her works include vocally driven

Moira Lael MacDonald

(Sound Operator) Moira Lael MacDonald is a multidisciplinary theater artist and filmmaker. She holds an MFA in Puppetry and Integrated Media from CalArts, and a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  She teaches at Pasadena City College, and Moorpark College.

Chase Woolner

(Puppet Builder) has been puppeteering since the age of five. With a BFA from CalArts, his puppetry work has been seen in fringe festivals worldwide. He has worked with The Muppet Studios, The Jim Henson Creature Shop, Puppet Heap, Walt Disney Imagineering and the Chiodo Brothers.

Greg Ballora

(Puppet Builder) created puppets and props for film, television, and themed entertainment

David Jordan

David Jordan is an artist that puts all his gifts and talents to bringing to life the dreams of his clients.

Sarah Sowell

(Puppet Builder) has a BFA in Technical Direction from CalArts. She finds delight in the unknown and searches for a ways to present the unusual 

Leila Ghaznavi

(Dramaturg) is a playwright of American-Iranian descent and a masters graduate of the CalArts, currently residing in New York City.

Rachel Weir

(Workshop Costume Design) earned an MFA in Costume Design from CalArts. When she’s not making costumes, she fronts the band, Steve and teaches yoga.

EuGean Seo

(Workshop Set Design)


Bride of Wildenstein was developed at CalArts and the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center with funding from The Durfee Foundation and Ibex Puppetry.