I'm gearing up for an exciting summer of shows all around the world!
My first summer stop was Potsdam, Germany with the William Kentridge directed collaboration with the Handspring Puppet Company: "Il Ritorno D'Ulisse" We had a a great run with many bonus curtain calls at each show. I'm looking forward to seeing where else we go with the show!
For more about Handspring Puppet Company head here: http://www.handspringpuppet.co.za/
This July I'm headed up to Salem, NY to work with The Mettawee River Theatre Company on their newest show, "Before the Sun and Moon". We started working on the show last summer and I'm super excited to continue work on it this summer. I'm returning as assistant director as well as a puppeteer in various points throughout the show. For more about the company and a tour schedule head here: http://mettawee.org/wordpress/
Then for all of august and September I will be in Brisbane, Australia with Dead Puppet Society working on their latest production, "Laser Beak Man"! I've been apart of several workshops over the past couple years of the show and I'm so excited that we finally get to do a full production! 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.
And finally this fall I'll be traveling with the cast of "Feathers Of Fire: A Persian Epic" to LA and San Francisco. "Feathers of Fire" is a cinematic shadow puppet and mask show adapted from a story contained in The Shahnameh. So far I've been to Toronto and Taiwan with the show and can't wait to bring it to more places around the world! For more info check out: http://www.kingorama.com/feathersoffire/
I'm also continuing to puppeteer for Hamid Rahmanian (The creator of "Feathers of Fire") in his short shadow adaptation of the Iranian legend of The Serpent King around NYC. Our latest gigs were at BAM and National Sawdust for groups of very excited kids. Looking forward to performing it more in the future!
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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