Puppet Designs Nominated for IRNE Award.
Puppet Designer / Asst. Director
" In an ingenious twist, that cobbled-together town is replicated in miniature at a crucial moment that takes place in the second play — it’s a delight to behold, and it ties things together in an unexpected, and surprisingly touching, manner. "
- Kilian Melloy, wbur.org
This show was produced by Underground Railway at Central Square Theater in Cambridge, MA and was directed by Debra Wise who, along with Scenic Designer David Fichter, conceptualized it to be created entirely with found objects. I designed and built the specific puppets and props shown here and also served as Assistant Director, collaborated on the creation of the set, the devising of the piece and the direction of the performers.
The miniature city was designed to emulate the set, and became the focal point of the final moment of the show. The driftwood swallow puppet was mechanized with flapping wings and was a principle character in The Happy Prince. Each of the puppets were built from objects and/or materials that related to their character and the themes of the show. For example, the seamstress' head is a pincushion fashioned into a face, and the Mathematical Master is made of measuring instruments.
The Little Match Girl was performed by Eliza Fichter, the Happy Prince by David Keohane.