THEATRICAL AND CREATIVE C.V.
Creative artist, designer, and architect combining extensive arts training and background with more than 15 years of design and project management experience. Strong understanding of the full design lifecycle from concept through build-out, skilled at developing and designing details, conducting design research and specifications, and interfacing with clients. Consistently meets deadlines within both independent and team capacities. A versatile designer actively involved in the creative process, and passionate about contributing to an innovative design environment.
CRANKY PANTZ PRODUCTIONS 2018 - Present
Build, Design, and Performing 10-15 minute short works. Shows contained in a suitcase for small audiences, cabarets, and street theater.
Eva Cranky Pantz Sub-Aquatic Suitcase Adventures Chapter 2: In the DEEP
HaHa Hawaii Clown Festival Good Vibes, Honolulu HI January 25, 2020
LaMama Puppet Slam LaMama Etc New York, NY October 25-27, November 16-17, 2019
Puppets in Paradise- Sandglass Theater Retreat Farm, Brattleboro, VT Septemeber 14-15 2019
Eva Cranky Pantz Sub-Aquatic Suitcase Adventures Chapter 1:
Clown with a suitcase full of sub-aquatic adventures. A tiny puppet show in a hatbox.
LaMama Puppet Slam New York, NY November 5, 2018
Bindelstiff Variety Show Dixon Place, NYC November 11, 2018
HaHa Hawaii Clown Festival - AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD Mikes Garage, Honolulu, HI January 25, 2019
HA HA HAWAII Honolulu, HI
Prop and set design for Ha Ha Hawaii, a physical comedy and clown show written and performed by Suzen Murakosi, directed by SpyMonkey’s Aitor Basauri. Touring in Orlando Fringe Festival 2020, Portland Fringe 2020.
INKFISH ART, New York,NY 2006 - Present
During the last 10 years, my collaboration with Inkfish included building toy theater sets and props and assisted with puppet construction and design. During that time we took our productions on tour and participated in residencies to London and Norway.
Octobert 26, 2017 Orchard Pagent - Green Mountain Orchards, Putney, NY
October 11, 2017 JACK DOGHERTY AND THE SOUL CAGES - Dixon Place, New York, NY
March 24 - April 10, 2016 The Digger– La Mama Experimental Theater, New York, NY
October 18, 2011 The Flatulist – Voice for Vision Festival, New York, NY
April 18 - 27, 2008 The Brain – La Mama Theater Club, New York, NY
May 2006 The Nose - Collective: Unconscious Theater, New York, NY
HIGH PROFILE NDA - Lab/Workshop, Brooklyn NY December 8 - 21, 2014
Collaborative workshop and project for a high profile musical personality. Due to the nature of the nondisclosure contract I am unable to give many details regarding the work, but my responsibilities included building props and performing as a puppeteer for Pat Oleszko and other noted artists like Heather Henson, Christine Marie, Janie Geiser, Matt Acheson, Roman Paska, & Theodora Skipitares.
TRI-PRODUCTIONS HALLOWEEN 31, Brooklyn NY October 2011 - 2017
Brooklyn based nonprofit community theater made up of theater and film professionals that put on a holiday theatrical production once a year. Drawing 1000’s of people throughout the city. My role included designing sets, props and inflatables.
October 2013 20,000 Screams Under the Sea: A Steampunk Adventure
October 2012 ApoCALYSO
October 2011 A Grim Scarytales
SKYSAVER PRODUCTIONS - THEODORA SKIPITARES, New York NY 2003 - 2008
As a performer, puppeteer and costumer I helped build large scale puppets out of paper mache and other materials and performed as a puppeteer.
March 2008 Medea
March 2006 Trilogy
February 2004 Odyssey The Homecoming
May 2003 Helen Queen of Sparta
JANE CATHERINE SHAW, La Mama Theater, New York NY 2005 and 2001
Shaw is a noted master puppeteer who creates experimental theater and performances. I assisted with props and performed.
June 2005 Universe Expanding
December 2001 Bed of Light
ARTS AT ST. ANN’S PUPPET LAB/LABAPOLOUSA, New York NY 2004 and 2002
Under the direction Dan Hurlin & Theodora Skipitaris, I was one of the selected artists awarded the opportunity to showcase my projects, and work with other artist to share puppetry elements and design and technical ideas, discuss plot structure and character development, and work on narrative.
May 2004 - June 2004 If You Take a Fish Out of Water Will it Swim?
May 2002 - June 2002 Ani-Maelstrom
MARIBOU MINES: DOLLHOUSE, ST. ANN'S WAREHOUSE, New York NY 2003
Assisted with the construction and stringing of 36 opera puppets, additionally serving as puppeteer understudy
ELLEN VAN WEES, Arts at St Ann’s Labapalooza Festival, Brooklyn, NY 2001 and 1999
Van Wees develops performances for children events. I assisted in the sets for 2 traveling puppet shows and one woman show for St Anns Warehouse puppet festival, Labapalooza.
May 2001 - June 2001 Powdered & Periwigged
2001 Treasure Island (Sets)
1999 Hansel & Gretel (Sets)
Stamsund Teaterfestival - Stamsund Norway May 24 - June 16, 2004
Preliminary Residency with Inkfish Arts – The Digger
ATLANTIC CENTER FOR THE ARTS, New Smyrna Beach, FL 2005 and 2013
March 2013 #148: Associate Artist with Pat Oleszko
October 2005 #116: Associate Artist with Theodora Skipitares, Janie Geiser, and Paul Zaloom
ITP/NYU Tisch Adult Summer Program 2010
RAFAEL VINOLY ARCHITECTS TRAINING PROGRAM 2006
ART INSTALLATIONS, EXHIBITIONS
SPARKY THE TRANSPARENT JUVENILE ROUNDBELLY COWFISH 2007 - 2012
Inflatable sculpture dimensions: 10'x12'x20'. I created it out of white rip stop nylon LED CPU fans, industrial floor fan, and bamboo. It was exhibited at the following locations:
Sept 2012 – Oct 2012 Provincetown 10 days of Art 2012 Festival, Cape Cod, MA
June 2012 Figment Art Festival 2012, New York, NY
March 2011 Inflatable Show: 3rd Ward Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY
2007 and 2008 DUMBO Art Festival, Art Installation