Object of Her Affection – FAQs

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2018, photo: Jane Pickett

In the run up to Object of Her Affection, I’m answering some frequently asked questions about the performance and subject matter.

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2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)

IMG_4221 Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging Sherwood
Gina Young,  Hana Kim, and Marsian De Lellis at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, 2017, Photo: Ryan Miller / Capture Imaging Sherwood

On December 7th, 2017, Center Theatre Group interviewed Gina Young, Hana Kim, and myself as finalists for the 2018 Sherwood Award about our art/lives in L.A. Read the full story on the Center Theatre Group Blog.

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Richard E. Sherwood Award Finalists

The 2017 Sherwood Awards Winners
Hana Kim, Marsian De Lellis, Gina Young at Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles, California, 2017, Photo by Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging

On October 17, 2017, Center Theatre Group announced three finalists in the Richard E. Sherwood Award, which included Gina Young and Hana Kim, and myself.

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2015 Jim Henson Foundation Grant (support)

Photo: Rafael Hernandez

In 2015, Object of Her Affection was the recipient of a Project Grant from the Jim Henson Foundation.

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The Scotsman (review)

A review by Malcolm Jack in the Scotsman, characterized Growing Up Linda’run at the 2008 Edinburgh Fringe as “colorful, elaborate, nightmarish”.

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Kate Bornstein, Feast of Fun (podcast)

On September 18th, 2006, Kate Bornstein appeared on the Chicago-based LGBTQ comedy podcast, Feast of Fun Podcast #390 – A Fate Better Than Death,  to discuss their book, Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws. In talking with Fausto Ferños and Marc Felion, they briefly discussed my performance work.

“Marsian hails back to a long tradition of artistic fools, who twist the culture around well beyond the regular artistic way of twisting culture around to a point of impossibility and absurdity that makes you rethink all of reality”

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Sound Mind / Sound Body, Chicago (performance)

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March 31st, 1996, I performed in Sound Mind – Sound Body, a sound performance that explored the technology of the body, the machine and the spaces in between at N.A.M.E. Gallery with support from the Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago.

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Ann Hamilton’s volumen, Chicago (performer)

In the Spring of 1995, I  was one of the performers who activated Ann Hamilton‘s installation, volumen. volumen was part of the exhibition About Place – Recent Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago.  The contemporary art in “About Place” focused on the work of sixteen artists from Canada, Latin America, and the United States for whom the concept of “place” (cultural, social, geographic, or political) was of paramount importance.

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