Director, Video, Puppet and Mask Designer
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Resume | Awards

Resume and Awards

Resume | Awards


Theater (Selected)

WOOD BOY DOG FISH  /  Written by Chelsea Sutton with Rogue Artists Ensemble  / Director, Puppet and Mask Designer  /  Bootleg Theater, Garry Marshall Theater, Los Angeles 2018

KAIDAN PROJECT (World Premiere, Immersive, Site-specific)  /  Written by Lisa Dring and Chelsea Sutton  / Director, Puppet and Mask Designer  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble and East West Players, Los Angeles, 2017

SEÑOR PLUMMER'S FINAL FIESTA (Workshop, Immersive, Site-specific)  /  Written by Diana Burbano, Tom Jacobson, and Chelsea Sutton  /  Director  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles, 2017

COWBOY ELEKTRA (Reading)  /  Written by Meghan Brown with Rogue Artists Ensemble  / Director  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles, 2017

SONGS OF BILITIS (World Premiere, Commissioned by The Getty Museum)  /  Written by Katie Polebaum with Rogue Artists Ensemble  / Director  /  Getty Villa, South Coast Repertory, Bootleg Theater  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles 2012-2013

D IS FOR DOG  (World Premiere)  /  Written by Sean Cawelti and Katie Polebaum  / Director, Writer, Video and Puppet Design / South Coast Repertory, Hudson Theater Costa Mesa   /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles 2011 – 2012

HYPERBOLE: origins  (World Premiere)  /  Devised with Rogue Artists Ensemble  / Director, Writer, Video Design  /  [Inside] the Ford   /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles 2010

GOGOL PROJECT  (World Premiere)  /  Written by Kitty Felde  / Director  /  Bootleg Theater,  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles, 2009

THE TRAGICAL COMEDY OR COMICAL TRAGEDY OF MR. PUNCH  (World Premiere)  /  Written by Sean Cawelti based on the graphic novel by Neil Gaiman  /  Director, Writer  /  Bootleg Theater  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles 2008


Opera

THE PERFECT AMERICAN  (North American Premiere)  / Music by Phillip Glass  /  Video, Puppet Design and Direction  /  LONG BEACH OPERA & CHICAGO OPERA THEATRE, 2017


Theater for Young Audiences

ELLA ENCHANTED  /  Based on the book by Gail Carson Levine  /  Puppet Direction and Design  / South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, 2017

MR. POPPERS PENGUINS  /  Based on the book by Florence Atwater and Richard Atwater  / Puppet Direction and Design  / South Coast Repertory, Costa Mesa, 2016

THE STORY OF FROG BELLY RAT BONE  (World Premiere, Touring)  /  Based on the book by Timothy B. Ering  /  Director, Puppet Design  /  Geffen Playhouse, Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, Puppetry CenterLos Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle and throughout California  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, 2008 - ongoing

ZEN SHORTS  (World Premiere, Touring)  /  Based on the book by Jon J Muth  /  Director, Puppet Design  /  Imago Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, Los Angeles 2013 - ongoing

SHAKESPEARE(ISH) (World Premiere, Touring)  /  Devised with Rogue Artists Ensemble  /  Director, Puppet and Mask Design  /  Oregon Shakespeare Festival and throughout California  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, 2013-2015


Video, Puppet and Mask Design

WEST SIDE STORY  /  Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim  /  Video Design  /  USC School of Theater, 2018

THE MOUNTAINTOP  (US Tour)  /  Written by Katori Hall  /  Video Design  /  Los Angles Theatre Works, 2018

MAGIC FRUIT  (World Premiere)  /  Written by Michael John Garces  /  Video Design  /  Cornerstone Theater Company, 2017

THE PERFECT AMERICAN  (North American Premiere)  /  Music by Phillip Glass  /  Video, Puppet Design and Direction  /  LONG BEACH OPERA & CHICAGO OPERA THEATRE, 2017

JUDGEMENT AT NUREMBERG  (US Tour)  /  Written by Abby Mann  /  Video Design  /  Los Angles Theatre Works, 2017

THE GREAT FOOD DETECTIVE  (Tour)  /  Touring Education Program  /  Video Design  /  Kaiser Hospital, 2017

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS  /  By Howard Ashman and Alan Menken  /  Puppet Design  /  East LA College, 2017

MR. POPPERS PENGUINS  /  Based on the book by Florence Atwater and Richard Atwater  /  Puppet Design and Direction  /  South Coast Repertory, 2016

CANDIDE  /  Music by Leonard Bernstein  /  Puppet and Mask Design  /  Long Beach Opera, 2016

TWELFTH NIGHT  /  Video Design  /  Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, 2016

DISTRICT MERCHANTS  /  Written by Aaron Posner  /  Video Design  /  South Coast Repertory, 2016

HOPPERS WIFE  /  Music by Stewart Wallace  /  Video Design  /  New York City Opera, 2016

LA VOIX HUMANE / GIANNI SCHICHI  /  Music by Francis Poulenc and Giacomo Puccini  /  Video and Puppet Design  /  LONG BEACH OPERA & CHICAGO OPERA THEATRE, 2016

DRACULA (NATIONAL TOUR)  /  Written by Charles Morey  /  Video Design  /  Los Angeles Theatre Works, 2016

AINADAMAR FOUNTAIN OF TEARS  /  Music by Osvaldo Golijov, Lyrics by David Henry Hwang  /  Video Design  /  USC School of Music, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROL  /  Charles Dickens  /  Video Design  /  A Noise Within, Los Angeles, 2016

PYGMALION  /  Written by George Bernard Shaw  /  Video Design  /  Pasadena Playhouse, 2015

SHAKESPEARE (ISH) (Touring)  /  Devised with Rogue Artists Ensemble   /  Puppet Design  /  Oregon Shakespeare Festival and throughout California Rogue Artists Ensemble, 2015

THE WHO'S TOMMY  /  Lyrics by Pete Townshend  /  Video Design  /  East West Players, Los Angeles, 2015

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT  (US TOUR)  /  Written by John Ball  /  Video Design  /  Los Angeles Theatre Works, 2015

MACBETH  /  Music by Ernest Bloch  /  Video Design  /  Chicago Opera Theater, 2014

KANYE WEST YEEZUS TOUR   /  Puppet Design  /  2014

EMPEROR OF ATLANTIS / CLEVER ONE  /  Music by Viktor Ullmann and Carl Orff  /  Video and Puppet Design  /  Chicago Opera Theater, 2014

STUPID FUCKING BIRD  /  Written by Aaron Posner  /  Video Design  /  Boston Court, 2014

D IS FOR DOG  /  Written by Sean Cawelti and Katie Polebaum   /  Video and Puppet Design  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, 2014

HYPERBOLE: origins  /  Devised with Rogue Artists Ensemble  /  Video Design  /  Rogue Artists Ensemble, 2010


Awards and Nominations

  • Ovation Award for Puppet Design for Wood Boy Dog Fish, Bootleg Theater, 2017 
  • Sherwood Award for Directing, Center Theater Group, 2015
  • Nominated, LA Weekly Award for Video Design STUPID FUCKING BIRD @ Theater at Boston Court
  • Nominated, Ovation Award forVideo Design STUPID FUCKING BIRD @ Theater at Boston Court
  • LA Department of Cultural Affairs Brazil artists residency recipient, 2012
  • Nominated, LA Weekly Theater for Video Design HYPERBOLE: origins @ [Inside} the Ford, 2011
  • UNIMA Citation of Excellent for Gogol Project, Bootleg Theater, 2010
  • Nominated, Stage Raw Award for Writing for The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch @ Bootleg Theater, 2009
  • Nominated, Stage Raw Award for Direction for The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch @ Bootleg Theater, 2009
  • Nominated, Stage Raw Award for Mask Design for HYPERBOLE: epiphany @ SOSE, 2006