The premiere of Cannonball Love Story. A new puppet show that I debuted at the La Mama Puppet Slam. It’s early in it’s development, but the feedback has been outstanding. “I loved when the cannonball blushed!”-random audience member
Photo by Emily Boland
A great write-up of my latest project - SHADOW PLAYGROUND - in the New Victory Blog.
A partnership between the New Victory Theater and the Childrens Museum of the Arts New York (CMANY).
I created the design and layout for the exhibit and worked closely with the amazingly talented Margot Fitzsimmons to make it happen. We’ll be at the Museum on Wednesday and Thursday to lead some shadow explorations with children.
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This is being produced by the same company IBEX-Handmade Puppet Dreams as a little puppet film that I have been working on this year. It looks incredible.
Great Small Works’ International Toy Theater Festival is in its 10th year of celebrating miniature puppet works of all kinds. The last two weeks saw the festival transform St. Ann’s Warehouse in D…
Check out this article for a dramatic photo of my dome.
Photos by Brian Hashimoto
Some great photos from my performances at Puppet Pandemic NYC 2012 at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater.
Photo by Richard Termine
This is the first version of CAPTAIN HELIUM’S DOOM SHIP. An original short poem about a courageous air-ship hero who loses everything. It’s a tragic trajectory of tragedy and sorrow.
I’m developing it further and will be performing it this fall.
Two years ago, puppeteer Jean Marie Keevins was coming to terms with her father succumbing to multiple sclerosis. She had become fascinated by the way his world had changed and how his six foot frame was now confined to the constraints of a much shorter wheelchair. Keevins was discussing the trials of being a little person with a Jewish friend when he introduced her to the book, “In Our Hearts We Were Giants.”
I spent my time at the O’Neill Puppetry Conference working on this incredible project. I was a shadow puppeteer and I also played Dr. Mengele. No easy task, but the 20 minute workshop proved that this show can work. I’m optimistic that it will develop into a larger play that will be mounted here in NYC in the future.
The puppets and paper characters at the 10th International Toy Theater Festival may look cute, but their stories actually pack a weighty punch.
A little love from the Wall Street Journal. The Toy Theater festival closed last sunday. I was thrilled to perform in Janie Geiser’s Reptile Under the Flowers and it was a wonderful week.