Resume

EDUCATION

The University of Chicago (Chicago IL), Sep 2009 – Jun 2013

  •  Bachelor of Arts (with Honors) in Theater & Performance Studies and Anthropology

King George V School (Hong Kong), Sep 2001 – Jun 2009

  • International Baccalaureate

 

PUPPETRY PRODUCTION LIST

Independent Work

INKED!, at Baltimore Crankie Fest at Creative Alliance (Baltimore MD), Jan 2018; THAW Benefit Party with Links Hall at American Heritage Fireplace (Chicago IL), Mar 2018; Shadow’s Play at Elastic Arts (Chicago IL), Jul 2018; Dragon Con at Marriott Marquis Hotel (Atlanta GA), Sep 2018; Nasty, Brutish & Short at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Sep 2018

  • Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

An Inter-Dimensional Love Story, at Chicago International Puppet Festival at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Jan 2017

  • Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

Tolerance 101, at Nasty, Brutish & Short at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Mar 2016; Prop Thtr (Chicago IL), Feb 2018

  • Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

Chicken Monster, at the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt (Chicago IL), May 2015

  • Co-Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

Through the Lookingglass, at Nasty, Brutish & Short at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Mar 2015; Smart Museum (Chicago IL), Aug 2016; National Puppet Slam at the Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta GA), Sep 2016; Black Cherry Puppet Theater (Baltimore MD), Dec 2017; Trade Routes Festival at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Dec 2017; Shadow’s Play at Elastic Arts (Chicago IL), Jul 2018

  • Co-Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

The Cat Days of Christmas, at Nasty, Brutish & Short at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Sep 2014

  • Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

Spot of Bother, at Nasty, Brutish & Short at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Mar 2014; The Plucky Show at Gorilla Tango Theater (Chicago IL), Jun 2014; International Puppet Theater Slam at Midway Studios (Chicago IL), Jan 2015; Illinifest at UIUC (Urbana-Champaign IL), Apr 2016; Smart Museum (Chicago IL), Aug 2016; Dragon Con at Marriott Marquis Hotel (Atlanta GA), Sep 2016; A-Squared Festival at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Oct 2016; Shadow’s Play at Elastic Arts (Chicago IL), Jul 2018

  • Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

LIMBO, at the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt (Chicago IL), May 2014

  • Adaptor, Designer, Puppeteer
  • Adapted from the video game by Playdead

Copy & Paste, at Nasty, Brutish & Short at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Sep 2013; Black Cherry Puppet Theater (Baltimore MD), Dec 2017; Trade Routes Festival at Links Hall (Chicago IL), Dec 2017; Shadow’s Play at Elastic Arts (Chicago IL), Jul 2018; National Puppet Slam at the Center for Puppetry Arts (Atlanta GA), Aug-Sep 2018

  •  Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

Binky Brown Meets the Holy Virgin Mary, at the University of Chicago (Chicago IL), Apr 2013

  • Adaptor, Designer, Puppeteer
  • Adapted from comics by Justin Green

The 13th Hour, at the University of Chicago (Chicago IL), Oct 2012

  • Co-Creator, Designer, Puppeteer

Commissioned Work

Cosmic Events are Upon Us with Waltzing Mechanics (Chicago IL), Oct 2016

  • Puppet Designer

Master Peter’s Puppet Show with Opera on Tap (Chicago IL), Jul-Aug 2015

  • Director, Puppet designer

The Medium, at Collaboraction (Chicago IL), Oct-Nov 2014

  • Puppet designer
  • Collaboration with Third Eye Ensemble

Micro Music Mash, at Dunes Summer Theater (Michigan City IN), Jun 2014

  • Designer, Puppeteer
  • Collaboration with Theft to the Gallows, Lovecartel, Tarek 22, Sunny, DJ Big Dirty, Def Master Les

Iron Bridal Feast, at the University of Chicago (Chicago IL), May 2014

  • Co-Director, Designer

Phantom Tollbooth, at Humboldt Park Field House West Gym (Chicago IL), May 2014

  • Assistant puppet designer
  • Collaboration with First Floor Theater

Manual Cinema

http://manualcinema.com/

Frankenstein, at Court Theatre (Chicago IL), Nov-Dec 2018

  • Puppeteer, Actor, Builder

Lula del Ray, at the Long Center (Austin TX), Sep 2017; Freespace at Taikoo Place (HONG KONG), Oct 2017; Savannah Music Festival at Lucas Theatre (Savannah GA), Apr 2018; First Works at Moses Brown School (Providence RI), Apr 2018; Breckenridge International Festival of Arts at Riverwalk Center (Breckenridge CO), Aug 2018

  • Puppeteer

The Electric Stage, at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago IL), Dec 2016

  • Puppeteer
  • Collaboration with the Art Institute’s Moholy-Nagy exhibit

The Secret Lives of Objects, at the Chicago History Museum (Chicago IL), Feb 2015

  • Puppeteer
  • Video installation piece in collaboration with the Chicago History Museum’s exhibit, ‘The Secret Lives of Objects’

Mementos Mori, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago IL), Jan 2015; Noorderzon Festival at Noorderplantsoen (Groningen NETHERLANDS), Aug-Sep 2015; Duke University (Durham NC), Sep 2015; 1st Ward (Chicago IL), Mar 2016; Modlin Center for the Arts (Richmond VA), Feb-Mar 2017

  • Puppeteer, Actor

Blair Thomas’ Living Room Tour, at various Chicago locations, Nov 2014

  • Puppeteer
  • Fundraising collaboration with Blair Thomas & Co. for the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival on Jan 2015

Hair Fear, at the Neo-Futurarium (Chicago IL), Oct 2014

  • Puppeteer
  • Collaboration with Barrel of Monkey’s THAT’S WEIRD GRANDMA

Rains of Castamere, Jun 2014

  • Puppeteer
  • Music video collaboration with Sony Music for Jackie Evancho

Storycorps, at the Logan Center for the Arts (Chicago IL), May 2014; Shadowbox Benefit Show at Redmoon Theater (Chicago IL), May 2015

  • Puppeteer
  • Collaboration with Storycorps for the Studs Terkel Festival

Bradbury (304 Broadway), Apr 2014

  • Puppeteer
  • Music video collaboration with Sony Music for Gabriel Kahane

Exploring Media, at the Logan Center for the Arts (Chicago IL), Aug 2013

  • Puppeteer
  • Collaboration with Lookingglass for UofC’s summer workshop series

ADA/AVA, at Pivot Arts Festival at Essanay Studios (Chicago IL), Jun 2013; Williams Center for the Arts (Easton PA), Oct 2016; Wexner Center (Columbus OH), Oct 2016; Kenan Auditorium (Wilmington NC), Nov 2016; Saint John’s University (Collegeville MN), Jan 2017; Bing Concert Hall (Stanford CA), Feb 2017; Chan Centre (Vancouver CANADA), Feb 2017; Admiralspalast (Berlin GERMANY), Aug 2017; Bailey Hall (Davie FL), Sep 2017; SHIFT Festival at Shanghai Poly Grand Theatre (Shanghai CHINA), Oct 2017; Nanshan Culture and Sports Centre (Shenzhen CHINA), Nov 2017; International Mime Festival at No.13 Theatre (Guangzhou CHINA), Nov 2017; Inside-Out Theatre (Beijing CHINA), Nov 2017; Ent Center for the Arts (Colorado Springs CO), Mar 2018; University of Utah (Salt Lake City UT), Mar 2018; Festival Internacional de Marionetas e Formas Animadas at Teatro São Luiz (Lisbon, PORTUGAL), May 2018

  • Visual Intern (2013), Puppeteer (2016~)

Logan Center Opening Ceremony, at the University of Chicago (Chicago IL), Oct 2013

  • Puppeteer

Redmoon

http://www.redmoon.org/

Winter Pageant, Dec 2013

  • Puppet workshop table facilitator

Boneshaker & Skelebration, Oct 2013

  • Puppeteer and builder for shadow puppet installation
  • Puppet workshop table facilitator (Skelebration)

 

TEACHING & SPEAKING

UMBRA, The Shadow Panel Discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago IL), Jan 2017

  • Panelist
  • Experts from a variety of disciplines (psychology, astronomy, puppetry, creative writing) join photographer Viviane Sassen at the opening of her new exhibition, UMBRA, to discuss ways in which the idea of the shadow figures into their professional practice.

Into the Shadows Panel Discussion at Dragon Con (Atlanta GA), Sep 2016

  • Panelist
  • Q&A panel with professional shadow puppeteers on their practice and tips for people starting out.

Global Voices at Lindblom Math & Science Academy (Chicago IL), Feb 2014 – May 2015

  • Teaching artist
  • Designed and taught 13-week curriculum for high school students to learn Mandarin through active practice of the language in theater and playwriting.
  • Coordinated students’ theater and pen pal exchange with Beijing partner school.

 

GRANTS & AWARDS

Creation & Development Fund from the National Performance Network (NPN) and Visual Artists Network (VAN), 2018

  • In collaboration with Tatsu Aoki, Links Hall, and Asian Improv aRts, we were one of 14 national projects selected to receive a grant towards the creation of new work. Click here for the press release.

Midwest Nexus Touring Exchange Grant from Links Hall (Chicago IL), 2017

  • $1500 grant to help fund a touring exchange between a Chicago-based artist and an out-of-town artist. The out-of-town artist will perform with the awarded Chicago-based artist for two nights at Links Hall, and the Chicago-based artist will in turn perform at a venue in the out-of-town artist’s city.
  • Funds were used to bring my work to the Black Cherry Puppet Theater in Baltimore, MD (Dec 2017) as part of a Chi-More Puppet Exchange Cabaret.
  • Funds were also used to bring Baltimore-based artist, Emily Schubert, to perform at the Links Hall Trade Routes Festival (Dec 2017).

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