My summer is getting exciting! First, I'll be headed to South Korea to learn a part in Handspring Puppet Company's collaboration with William Kentridge: "Il Ritorno D'Ulisse". Keep your eyes peeled for many performances to come! For more about Handspring Puppet Company head here: http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/
Second, I'll be working with The Mettawee River Theatre Company this summer on their newest show. Fo forty years Mettawee and it's founder Ralph Lee have been making work using a similar model. This year they're switching things up and I'll be joining their ranks as Ralph's assistant director. I'm really looking forward to working with such a cool company AND I'll get to live on their farm upstate for three weeks in July. For more about the company head here: http://mettawee.org/wordpress/
I'm continue to puppeteer for Hamid Rahmanian and his short shadow adaptation of the Iranian legend of The Serpent King around NYC.
Dead Puppet Society is toiling away on "Laser Beak Man". We had a such a wonderful workshop in November at the New Vic and I can't wait to jump into rehearsals later this year. Click HERE for some pictures of the process.
After a very successful run of "Rhinbecca, NY" Theater Reconstruction Ensemble has started workshops for the company's next show "How To Hamlet". I'm honored to be taking on a position as associate artist for the company. Here's top the continued growth and evolution of the company. If you missed "Rhinbecca, NY" here's some really wonderful reviews: New York Theatre Review, CultureBot, Theatre is Easy
I have the honor of advising a fourth year project at my Alma Mater NYU. The piece is a fun dark comedy about a bird family who struggles with what it means to be a bird in the midst of their first encounter with a different form of consciousness: a human. It's going to be fun and nostalgic to help my advisee make her show a reality.
I'm continuing to teach at Special Citizens Future Unlimited with Shadow Box Theatre Company. SCFU is a center for adults and youth with autism. So far we've had a great time making shadow puppets, sock puppets, bag puppets and more!
I got to teach five more classes with the first years at NYU Tisch's Experimental Theatre Wing. We worked on more puppetry skills and made giant puppet monsters!
I just had the privilege of collaborating with Martha Gelnaw Consulting on workshop for non theatrical workers using Bunraku puppets as a means to explore our relationship with team building and collaboration in the workplace. We had a great group of bankers dive in and challenge themselves. I'm looking forward to developing the course even further. Check out Martha's work here: http://www.presence-impact.com
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