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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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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American Theatre (magazine)

On April 20th, 2017, American Theatre, announced the 2017 season at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, including my artist-in-residence for Model Killer.

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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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Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Video Diary: June 3, 2015

On June 3, 2015, I interviewed Jean Marie Keevins, Fred Thompson, Iain Gunn, and Bridget Rountree as part of a video diary in which I interviewed puppet artists and documented my experiences at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center.

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LA Guild of Puppetry (support)

In June 2015, the Los Angles Guild of Puppetry supported my time at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. 

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Puppetry Heroes: Mentors, Influences, Inspiration, + Legends

Mentors, Influences, Inspiration, + Legends

In 2015, I was nominated for Ronnie Burkett’s Puppetry Heroes: Mentors, Influences, Inspirations + Legends Challenge… And so began five days of writing on instagram and facebook about artists like Nancy Andrews, Paul Mc Carthy, JoJo Baby + Greer Lankton, Janie Geiser, and the style of puppetry known as kuroko.

Images from Nancy’s website: www.nancyandrews.net

Nancy Andrews

Nancy Andrews is the intersection of puppetry, fine arts, experimental film, and performance art. (More)

Images from REDCAT.org, Photography-Now.com, Artnet.com, Art21.org)

Paul McCarthy

In this abject exploration of bodily fluids, ketchup and fudge transcend into blood and feces. McCarthy examines the symbolic contagion of identity by having audience members dress in similar Pinocchio masks and costumes, blurring the line between witness and participant. (More)

(clockwise) Karl Peterson, Marsian De Lellis, Annie O’Neill/Mattress Factory, Chicago Reader

JoJo Baby
+ Greer Lankton

Lankton made meticulous elaborate dolls of varying body types and genders with exhibitions at the Mattress Factory and a piece in the 1995 Whitney Biennial. Jojo’s armatures included entire chakra systems comprised of precious stones and bodily artifacts. (More)

Images: courtesy Janie Geiser

Janie Geiser

I first met Janie Geiser at a puppet festival in Chicago where she performed a walk-through series of dioramas showing a woman fleeing domestic violence while being chased for a crime she didn’t commit. (More)

Images: YouTube – Scissor Sisters VEVO, YouTube – Mark Rowbotham Creative, Splash Magazine

Nagi Noda / Basil Twist / Japanese Gameshow

I have seen limbs torn from bodies, sudden drastic shifts in perspective, hyper-flexibility, slow motion, and weightlessness. (More)

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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