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)

 

ART RESIDENCIES                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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