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2023            National Puppetry Festival, College Park, University of Maryland

Spirit-Rider & Night Heart, a music and shadow show tour in collaboration with Georgia Beatty

2022            The Future is Generational shadow film in partnership with Camden FireWorks, NJ

Goldenrod Worship: In Situ Polyculture Commons Beta Residency, Saxtons River, VT

Mami Wata shadow puppet film pilot written and directed by Brittany Clemons

Artist/scenographer for The Conditions by Lucy M. May, phase 2 at Eastern Bloc, Montréal, QC, CA

2021             319 Artist in residence at Grizzly Grizzly gallery, Vox Building, Philadelphia, PA

O'Neill National Puppetry Conference, "Making Manual Cinema" strand, O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT (remote)

Artist/scenographer for The Conditions by Lucy M. May, phase 1 at Studio 303, Montréal, QC, CA (remote)

2019             Artist in residence at Officina Stamperia del Notaio, printshop and studio residency, Tusa, Sicily, Italy

2018             Summer apprenticeship at Bread & Puppet Theatre, Glover, VT

2015             Independent art and puppetry absorption abroad,  Penn. Academy of Fine Arts Women's Board Travel Scholarship

(A backpacker's quest for art and puppets throughout Germany, France, and the United Kingdom) 

Selected Art & Shadow Showings


2023            Crankie Cabaret, presented by LilyPad Puppet Theatre, Ithaca, NY

Show of Hands Puppet Festival, presented by Visionaries and Voices, Cincinnati, OH (remote)

Arts After Dark Crankie Festival, Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ

Minneapolis Crankie Festival, Minneapolis, MN (remote)

Festival of Scrolling Panoramic Art, Confluence Center for Creative Arts, Confluence, PA

Nasty Brutish & Short Puppet Cabaret with the 2023 Chicago International Puppet Festival,

presented by Rough House Puppets and Links Hall.  Chicago, IL (virtual screening)


2022            Meadow Fest, performance to Save the Meadows at FDR Park, Philadelphia, PA

National Capital Puppet Slam, National Capital Puppetry Guild’s Dino Day 2022

Baltimore Crankie Fest, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

Puppet Slamwich at Black Cherry Puppet Theater Baltimore, MD

Nasty Brutish & Short Puppet Cabaret with the 2022 Chicago International Puppet Festival,

presented by Rough House Puppets and Links Hall.  Chicago, IL (virtual screening)

2021             Dramatis Personae, resident artist show at Grizzly Grizzly with MOYOGASH KITSCHMAGIK, Philadelphia, PA

CARE: Access, highlighting the role of caregivers in the pandemic, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

Picture Consequences in collaboration with the Philadelphia Animation Ensemble, "Illuminate the Plaza", PAFA

Puppets in the Pub, presented by Blue Gene’s Pub, O'Neill National Puppetry Conference, Waterford, CT (online)

2020            3 Minute Fest, presented by Vox Populi Gallery' s Digital Doings, Philadelphia, PA (online)

Virtual Rocky Mountain Puppet Slam, presented by Katy Williams Design with Theatrical Response Team, Denver, CO (online)

Virtual Slam Extravaganza, presented by Puppet Showplace Theater, Brookline, MA (online)

International Toy Theater Festival Day #5, presented by Great Small Works, Brooklyn, NY (online)

The Codex Project, Works on Paper Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Typos + Spills + Broken Glass, Amos Eno Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The things I do

Shadow theater & puppetry, consultation, & teaching

Shadow puppetry (design, creation, and performance)

Collaborations in dance, theater, film, and music

Workshops for the passionate and the curious: shadow puppetry, giant puppets, paper maché, printmaking, natural-dyeing

Guest lectures about my art and its roots in puppet theater, printmaking, and music

Puppet Slam and Crankie Festival organizing


Educator, artist, and justice advocate with

Spiral Q  – SparQ in Schools / Peoplehood / Education Works / Justice Builds

Asian Arts Initiative – COVID-19 Access Center / Youth Arts Workshop / Community Fair

Fleisher Art Memorial – TeenLounge / Community Partnerships in the Arts / Summer Camp

Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia

Baltimore Yearly Meeting – Opequon Summer Camp

Camden FireWorks

Philadelphia Arts and Education Program – STEAM at S. Weir Mitchell Elementary

Scientific illustrator at Pfefferkorn Paleobotany Lab, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, UPenn

Education and Community


Greater Philadelphia Area Puppetry Guild


Puppeteers of America's National Puppetry Festival


National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center— 2021 Manual Cinema strand

Puppeteers of Color Social

Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Workshops — Shadow Puppetry II with Linda Wingerter

      Crankie Theaters with Myra Su


Philadelphia Animation Ensemble

University of Connecticut (UConn), Puppetry Arts Certificate Program — Advanced Shadow Theater with Annie K. Rollins (un-matriculated)

American Color Print Society

Bread & Puppet Theater — 2018 Summer apprentice: Grasshopper Rebellion Circus, and Out-of-Joint Hamlet

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Bachelor of Fine Arts*  

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) **— Certificate Program, Printmaking Major in traditional Woodcut and Lithography


Art is PHL grant

Bartol Foundation Teaching Artist Micro-grant

Illuminate the Arts Grant, distributed by the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy, and Philadelphia City Council


     Call for Penn to pay PILOTS and to invest in wholistic safety measures to ensure the safety and thriving of all people in the Penn community

**     Sadly my alma mater takes consistent administrative actions against creating an equitable, safe environment for its students and teachers.  Like

many early American institutions descended from colonization, its administrative and corporate agenda clearly sustain its history (rather than isolated incidents) of white male supremacy.  I stand with my classmates and faculty against PAFA's absence in appropriately facilitating healing and proactive measures in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and survivors of sexual assault.  I think that it speaks worlds that the most fostering and generous colleagues that I met in school were the ones who were enduring and speaking out against the racism and sexism that they were still not protected against there.  While the full website displaying the student and staff-led call for change at PAFA has since expired, I encourage any curious or thorough friend to read more in the Philly Inquirer and Hyperallergic

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