Thus far it's been an exciting summer! I've just returned from South Korea where I took part in Handspring Puppet Company's collaboration with William Kentridge: "Il Ritorno D'Ulisse". We had two weeks to remount the show during which I learned the part of Ulisse. We had two very successful performances in Gwang Ju and I'm very excited to perform the show at Lincoln Center in November. For more about Handspring Puppet Company head here: http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/
I'm just back from Salem, NY where I spent three weeks working withThe Mettawee River Theatre Company on their newest show, "Before the Sun and Moon". For 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've joined their ranks as Ralph's assistant director. We had a great time making the show and I'm looking forward to continuing to work on it during the coming year! For more about the company head here: http://mettawee.org/wordpress/
I'm continuing to puppeteer for Hamid Rahmanian and his short shadow adaptation of the Iranian legend of The Serpent King around NYC. Our next gig will be at BAM this coming Fall.
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.
Also with Dead Puppet Society I'll be returning to "ARGUS" this time at Lincoln Center! For more info head here: http://family.lincolncenter.org/events/argus
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'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 recently 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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