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. Continue reading “2018 Sherwood Award Finalists Interview (CTG Blog)”

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

Today, the 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 (puppet design)

Julie Brown‘s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun – The Musical in which I designed a humanette puppet used by Drew Droege opened for another run in Los Angeles at the Cavern Club Theater  October 13th-21st, 2017. Continue reading “Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun (puppet design)”

The Feeder, Portland OR (performance)

The weekend of October 15th, 2016, I performed The Feedera short tabletop puppetry piece about a man on the run after accidentally feeding his wife to death at  The  Echo Theatre in Portland, OR. There were two shows: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday October 16th as part of Beady Little Eyes Puppet Slam.

 

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The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)

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. The narrative is centered on the surviving partner of a gainer and feeder couple, who is on the run after accidentally feeding his spouse to death. Continue reading “The Feeder, Waterford, CT (performance)”

2015 Jim Henson Foundation Grant (support)

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

Marsian De Lellis, Object of Her Affection, Photo: Rafael Hernandez
Marsian De Lellis, Object of Her Affection, Photo: Rafael Hernandez

          Object of Her Affection is an unconventional love story centered on a woman who desires intimate relationships with inanimate objects and her search for love that is just beyond her reach. As a visual narrative about flesh and blood human beings developing relationships with things, Object of Her Affection explores the duality of objects as (in)/animate: animate and sentient through the eyes of the protagonist, Andrea, while the same objects appear inanimate to most. Creator, Marsian De Lellis will perform Object Of Her Affection under the direction of Michele Spears, with theatrical elements that stretch definitions of puppetry, and subject matter that complicates the categorization of sexual identity.

          You can read about the 2015 Jim Henson Foundation Recipients here.

The Jim Henson Foundation
The Jim Henson Foundation

Homecoming Queen, SF (performer, puppet design)

If you are in San Francisco in January, please join me for Julie Brown’s Homecoming Queen’s Got a Musical, a musical adaptation of Homecoming Queen’s Got a Gun, which I will be performing in and have designed a puppet for!  Performances will be January 24th in San Francisco at Sketchfest.

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The Scotsman (review)

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

 

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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