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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Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun 2017 (puppet design)

October 13th-21st, 2017, Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun – The Musical, in which I designed a puppet opened at the Cavern Club Theater in Los Angeles for fourth run.

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The Feeder, Portland Oregon

Photo: Sean Patrick Johnson

The weekend of October 15th and 16th, 2016, I performed The Feeder at Beady Little Eyes puppet slam

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The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)

Photo: Sean P. Higgins

On  June 12th and 13th, 2015, I performed The Feeder, a short solo tabletop puppetry piece that explores the unintended consequences of a complicated relationship.

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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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Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical 2015 (puppet design)

January 24th, 2015, I performed in and designed puppets for Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical at the Brava Theater in San Francisco for its third run.

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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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