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. Subjects have included alterity, submarines, chaos theory, and the nature of hope.
After completing my MFA in Puppetry Arts at the University of Connecticut, where I served as the Graduate Assistant at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, I have recently relocated to Minneapolis.
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 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.