I make puppet shows for children with a loose definition of both puppets and children. I aim to celebrate thoughtful questions in shared spaces through performances which examine the complicated ideations of the glorious and the strange. My work is embedded in a practice of community and embodied research. Subjects have included alterity, submarines, chaos theory, and the nature of hope.
I live in the great city of Minneapolis, where there's always a puppet show. I help produce the Minnesota Fringe Festival and Minneapolis Crankiefest. I hold an MFA in Puppetry Arts from the University of Connecticut, where I served as the Graduate Assistant at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry. Go Huskies.
Deeply rooted in community, my work seeks to honor our shared imagination and curiosity through accessible object performance, movement, and puppetry. This art form invites us to come together to make use of refuse and create the worlds we hope to inhabit. I am inspired by obsessive research and our collective need for understanding and joy. My work often uses found objects, cardboard, and fiddly technical assemblages to illustrate complex subjects and honor the inanimate.