Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse

We have been invited to join the Puppet Lab at St. Ann’s Warehouse – a development workshop for object theater and puppet works – for our puppet project The Fox versus the Kingdom! That means we’ll be in New York City every week, meeting with a group of artists and the lab directors, evolving our work in a setting of support and feedback. We couldn’t be more excited! It starts this month and runs through May, with a showing as part of LABAPALOOZA! A Mini Festival of New Puppet Theater in early June 2014. Save the date and come see a wide variety of experimental puppetry works while cheering on your friend Reynard!


Hedgehog in the Fog

Hedgehog in the Fog by Yuri Norstein, 1975.

I showed this at our launch event, and I thought I’d post the link for those who missed it! Stop motion animation, anthropomorphic animals, magically beautiful… what more could you want? It inspires us as we figure out how we want to stage the story of Reynard the fox, that smooth operator, not as animation but as object theater.


Café Isegrim : June 29th

It’s June, it’s getting warm, and Spain is our current source for all inspirations culinary while medieval tapestries are fueling our visuals. Café Isegrim is the name we have given our pop-up dinner event. The launch party was such a blast we wanted to keep the format! Puppets, food, friends… and for all curious souls, Isegrim is the wolf.

as yet untitled new show

Starting the research and development phase for a small scale puppet-driven duo performance based on the medieval story cycle of Reynard the trickster. My collaborator Anastacia Bolina and I are looking at Russian stop-motion animation, hand-made animal head girl dolls, and pondering the pros and cons of different puppeteering styles and techniques.