I recently joined up with Handspring Puppet Company to perform "Il Ritorno D'Ulisse" in the White Light Festival at Lincoln Center. The show went very well. Next up we'll perform the show in Potsdam, Germany in June 2017.
For more about Handspring Puppet Company head here: http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/
I've joined the cast of "Feathers Of Fire: A Persian Epic". The show is a cinematic shadow puppet and mask show. I went up to Toronto to begin learning the show and in April I'll head to Taiwan with the company. For more info check out: http://www.kingorama.com/feathersoffire/
I'm also continuing to puppeteer for Hamid Rahmanian in his short shadow adaptation of the Iranian legend of The Serpent King around NYC. Our latest gig was at BAM for groups of very excited kids. Looking forward to performing it more in the future!
Last summer I spent three weeks working with The Mettawee River Theatre Company on their newest show, "Before the Sun and Moon" up in Salem, NY. For forty years Mettawee and its 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 we'll be continuing to work on the show during the coming year! For more about the company head here: http://mettawee.org/wordpress/
Dead Puppet Society has been toiling away on "Laser Beak Man" and finally can announce the the show will perform in September 2017 at La Boite Theatre Company in Brisbane! Click HERE for some pictures of our workshop process and head to http://laboite.com.au/laser-beak-man/ for info on the show's premiere.
Also with Dead Puppet Society I had the pleasure of remounting "ARGUS" This January at Lincoln Center Theatre's Kids programming. We had a very successful run of the show! For more info about Dead Puppet Society head here: http://deadpuppetsociety.com.au/
I'm currently teaching an afterschool program to a group of six very smart girls at Spence on the Upper East side. They're full of energy and I can't wait to see what cool stuff they make!
I'm in the midst of a a residency with The Shadow Box Theatre Co. at PS 3 in Bedstuy. I'm helping coordinate and build puppets for a play based around the music of the experimental jazz artist from Saturn, Sun Ra! Th kids are making wild puppets and I can't wait til we get to show them to the world!
I will be headed back to my alma mater high school this Spring to teach a three day workshop to the drama students!
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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