Hello and welcome! I'm an MFA trained designer, builder, performer and director of puppet performances. This is my world of performing objects.
As a designer, I work alongside stage, film and event Directors and Producers to determine the needs of a production in terms of storytelling, budget and timeline. Each creation is customized to meet these needs. Sometimes a Director or Producer knows exactly what they want, and sometimes they depend upon me to present them with appropriate choices. Whichever road we take, I see it as my responsibility to serve the storytelling.
I work with a variety of materials and techniques to meet the various needs of each creation. Material selection is impacted first and foremost by what the object needs to do and convey, but budget, size, and longevity requirements among other things are also considered. Additionally, materials say a great deal visually, but can be manipulated to look like something they are not as well. Let's talk about what you want to say and how we can best bring it to light!
As a professional actor (AEA) and puppeteer, I bring a unique understanding of how to bring performing objects to life. I can come in as an outside eye, coach or director of puppetry in order to maximize the effectiveness of the puppet characters you employ. We'll work on focus, breath, vocal technique and qualities of movement. And that goes for the performers as well as the puppets!
Please take a look around and let me know how I may assist you.
Thanks for stopping by!