Hello out there internet! I am working on a change for the website….so stay tuned.
In the meantime, here’s a clip of the other big thing I’m working on, my first full length puppet production Reverse Cascade. Reverse Cascade is based on the life of Judy Finelli, a circus performer and record setting juggler whose life changed dramatically after she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Stay tuned for more information. The full 45 minute piece will be performed with live music at The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. Feel free to contact me (email: email@example.com) if you have any questions, would like to see the show in Connecticut in March 2014, or if you are interested in presenting it at a theater somewhere else.
And now to get ready for this new year, because I think it’s gonna be a doozy!
I’ll be performing in the next few weeks in a new production, The Keeper of Clark Street by the amazing Sarah Hall and Nicky LeDuc Heart for their YAK project. After that I’ll be in the UConn Spring Puppet Slam in Stafford, CT at the Palace Theater on Friday May 3rd.
In the meantime I’m working on lots of weird stuff inspired by beautiful things like this. I am fascinated by those creatures. I’m also working on a full length puppet show based on the life of my amazing juggling teacher Judy Finelli.
Now if we can just see our way out of this winter…
Some short videos on your way out: I did some more experiments with stop motion during the winter and fall last year. And thanks to a music box and some gibberish, I even did my own sound!
this one is sad:
this one is not so sad
I will be performing a few pieces, one solo and three with Pepito the Clown at Puppet Slamwich at Artscape on Saturday July 21 at 6:30pm. Check out the regional puppeteers showing their skills at this free show at The Theatre Project.
This year’s ten minute play festival runs from June 21st-24th at The Bell Foundry (1539 N. Calvert St) in Baltimore.
We have 13 new short plays written, performed, designed and acted by Baltimore area artists (and a few artists with connections to Baltimore).
The Ten Minute Play Festival is produced with generous support from Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc., the National Endowment of the Arts, and the Baker Fund.
For more information see our website at unsaddestfactory.com
Before October of 2011, I only loved stop motion animation from afar. But after working on a really great film for someone else’s MFA project and learning how to use After Effects, I gave it a shot. Using a great song by Future Islands, a Canon EOS Rebel and After Effects (with the final render in Premiere), and a few sunny late afternoons, I made this:
What? That was 3 weeks ago? You get all of January to talk about the new year, right?
GUMBO at the Baltimore Theatre Project and the Puppet Slamwich at The Black Cherry Puppet Theater were great!
And there are two more shows coming up:
On January 21st, I’ll be taking that lady (she’s a lady, believe me) to the UCONN Puppet Slam in Storrs, CT. The show is at 8 and all free! And then on February 16th, I’ll be joining lots of great performers at Real Artways in Hartford for the first Puppet Pot Pie at the Creative Cocktail Hour.
While little has been happening on the website, there has been much going on out in the world. So here are a few updates and upcomings.
Special report! Weather Monster on THE Hurricane.
Hoping for everybody’s safety, of course.
Weather Monster talks about life, heat wave, and being furry.
The sound doesn’t seem to be syncing up correctly on vimeo, don’t know why that is…
Just a little over two weeks away!
Poster by Jenn Strunge