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BART. P. ROCCOBERTON, JR.


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EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Storrs, CT MFA in Puppet Arts, 1990.

MONTCLAIR STATE COLLEGE, Montclair, NJ BA in Speech and Theatre, 1973.


SPECIAL STUDY

ALBRECHT ROSER RESIDENCY, Study of Paper Sculpture and Marionettes, 1977.

FISHERMAN'S PLAYERS REPERTORY, Eastham, MA. Technical and Performance Apprentice, 1971.

PROFESSIONAL CREDITS

TEACHING

PANDEMONIUM PUPPET COMPANY, Workshops, Lecture/Demonstrations and Residencies for Grammar School, High School, College and Professional School Students, Teachers and Administrators and Professional and Novice Artists, 1976-present.

UNIVERSITY of CONNECTICUT, Department of Dramatic Arts, Associate Professor, 1990-present.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SHADOW THEATRE, Shadow Theatre Workshops with Mr. Qi Yong Xing (Tang Shen, China), Hong Kong, Workshop Leader, 2001.

THE 1ST NATIONAL PUPPET ARTS ACADEMY OF TAIWAN, Shadow Theatre Masterclasses, Masterclass Leader, 2000.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON STRING PUPPETRY, Workshops with Professor Roser (Stuttgart, Germany), Hong Kong & Guang Zhou, China, Workshop Leader, 2000.

TEACHER'S INSTITUTE IN PUPPETRY, Institute of Professional and Educational Puppet Arts, Organizer and Instructor, 1999 & 2000.

CONFRATUTE 1999, Keynote Speaker, 1999 & 2000.

MENTOR CONNECTION, University of Connecticut, Mentor for High School Students, 1998 & 1999.

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GIFTED CHILDREN, Louisville, KY, Key Note Speaker, 1998.

CREATIVE ARTS IN EDUCATION, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Workshops, Lecture/ Demonstrations and Residencies for Grammar School, High School and College Students and Teachers, 1984-1995.

THE NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Storyboarding, 1995.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, "Puppetry in Television", Storrs, CT, 1994.

CONFRATUTE 1994, Keynote Speaker, 1994.

CHARLES BEECH SOCIETY, The University of Connecticut, Guest Speaker, 1994.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Teacher In-Service Training, Windham, CT, 1994.

CONFRATUTE 1993, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Guest Presenter, 1993.

PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "The Papier Methode", Tempe, AZ, 1992.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Teacher In-Service Training, South Windsor, CT, 1992.

NEW ENGLAND PUPPETRY SERIES, "Arts in Education", Workshops and Residencies for Grammar School Students and Teachers, 1983-1991.

PUPPETRY GUILD OF UPSTATE NEW YORK, "Paper Sculpture ", Syracuse, NY, 1991.

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL DAY, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Teacher In-Service Training, Jewett City, CT, 1991.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Teacher In-Service Training, New London, CT, 1991.

COLUMBIA PROFESSIONAL DAY, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Teacher In-Service Training, Columbia, CT, 1991.

WHOLE LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION of NORTHWESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Guest Presenter, North Adams, MA, 1991.

INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PUPPETRY ARTS, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, graduate-level classes in Tools, Casting Techniques, Scarf Marionettes, Paper Sculpture, Rod Puppetry, Projected Shadow Figures, Mask Construction, Materials Usage and Survey of the Puppet Theatre, 1985-1990.

NATIONAL THEATER INSTITUTE, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, undergraduate classes for Theatre Students in Masks, Puppetry and Shadow Figures, 1984-1990.

CONFRATUTE 1990, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Guest Presenter.

TASK FORCE FOR RACIAL & ETHNIC EQUITY/PROJECT LEARN/GARDE ARTS CENTER, "Dramatic Arts Weekend", Play Development and Performance with 26 4th and 5th Grade students from the Southeastern Connecticut Region, 1990.

PROJECT LEARN, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Teacher In-Service Training, Groton, CT, 1990.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, "Puppetry: A Dynamic Classroom Tool", Teacher In-Service Training, Groton, CT, 1989.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, Creative Arts Center, Guest Artist, Workshops in "Paper Sculpture", "Face Casting", "Celastic Application", "Mask Making", "Rod Puppet Construction", September, 1989.

THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE FOR THEATRE & EDUCATION/THE ASSOCIATION FOR THEATRE & DISABILITY: Conference 1989, "Masks: A Tool of Expression", August, 1989.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT-AVERY POINT, Theatre 101, Instructor, 1988.

PUPPETRY GUILD OF GREATER NEW YORK, "Paper Sculpture", 1988.

BOSTON AREA GUILD OF PUPPETRY, "Paper Sculpture", 1987.

NATIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Claremont, CA, "Paper Sculpture", 1986.

TAPCO (Traveling Artists and Performers Company), "Arts in Education", Workshops and Residencies for Grammar School and High School Students and Teachers, 1978-1984.

3rd ANNUAL NORTHEAST CONFERENCE FOR PARENTS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS, Keynote Speaker, "The Development of Talent", 1984.

CONFRATUTE '83 (Conference for Instructors of the Talented and Gifted), Storrs, CT, 1983.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Lyndonville, VT,"Paper Sculpture", 1982.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Glassboro, NJ, "Inter-relating Masks: Puppets and the Human Actor", 1981.

ATLANTIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Mays Landing, NJ, Technical Director/Theater Manager, Instructor of Technical Theatre, Speech and Puppetry, 1973-1975.

PUBLICATION

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY AND CHILDREN'S THEATER, "The Companionship of Contemporary and Traditional Puppetry", 2001

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY AND CHILDREN'S THEATER, "Puppetry Variations", 2001

TAIWAN FOLK ARTS SOCIETY, "U.S. Non-Tradition"', 1999.

UNIMA - U.S.A., "What Makes A Puppet Play?", Editor, Summer 1997.

A PROPOS, "China will Join UNIMA-International!", Spring 1996.

THE PUPPETRY JOURNAL, "Adventure Awaits in China", Fall 1995.

HIDDEN TREASURESĐA Glimpse of Puppet Masterworks from the University of Connecticut, Exhibition Catalog Essay, June 1994.

A PROPOS, "The Professional Training Commission Meetings, July 4 & 5, 1993, Charleville-MÄziĆres, France", Fall 1993.

THE PUPPETRY JOURNAL, "In Search of Replacements for Celastic¬", Fall 1993.

A PROPOS, "The 2nd International Puppet Arts Training Program Festival at the 16th Congress and Festival of UNIMA". Fall 1992.

FACES MAGAZINE, "A Shadow Box Theatre", February 1989.

THE PUPPETRY JOURNAL, "Documentation: Now/Forever", Summer 1986.

PANELS

50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION for ALBRECHT ROSER, Symposium, Stuttgart, Germany, Participant, 2001

2nd CONNECTICUT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETRY, Symposium, "Which Tool and Why?", University of Connecticut, Organizer and Moderator, 2001.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of IDEAS, Discussion with Maurice Sendak, Moderator, 2001 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SHADOW THEATRE, Symposia and Workshops between Jo Humphrey (U.S.A.), Simon Wong (Hong Kong), and Mr. Qi Yong Xing (China), Hong Kong, Participant & Workshop Leader, 2001.

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON STRING PUPPETRY, Symposia and Workshops between Professor Roser (Germany), Simon Wong (Hong Kong), and Mr. Li Yu Chao and Mr. Huang (China), Hong Kong, Guang Zhou, Taipei, Moderator & Workshop Leader, 2000.

CONNECTICUT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETRY, Symposium, University of Connecticut, Organizer and Moderator, 1999.

HENSON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETRY, UNIMA-U.S.A. Symposium, "Broad Choices", Public Theater, NY, Organizer and Moderator, 1998.

NATIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, UNIMA-U.S.A. Symposium,"Universal Languages", Toledo, OH, Organizer and Moderator, 1997.

HENSON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETRY, UNIMA-U.S.A. Symposium, "What Makes A Puppet Play?", Lincoln Center, NY, Co-Organizer and Moderator, 1996.

IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE, NATIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, UNIMA-U.S.A. Symposium, International Touring Symposium", Bryn Mawr, PA, Co-Organizer and Panelist, 1995.

PUPPETRY ď93, NATIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Preserving Our Past", San Francisco, CA, Panelist, 1993.

PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Works In Progress", Tempe, AZ, Critique Moderator and Panelist, 1992.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Works In Progress", Bryn Mawr, PA, Critique Panelist, 1992.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Puppetry in Education", Bryn Mawr, PA, Panelist, 1992.

PUPPETRY FUTURISM CONFERENCE III, San Luis Obispo, CA, Puppetry Training Representative, 1992.

1991 NATIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "U.S. Puppetry Centers", Tahlequah, OK, Panelist, 1991.

1991 NATIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Works In Progress", Tahlequah, OK, Critique Panelist, 1991.

1991 NATIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Puppet Arts Training for Students, Professionals and Educators", Tahlequah, OK, Symposium Organizer and Moderator, 1991.

PUPPETRY FUTURISM CONFERENCE II, Waterford, CT, Puppetry Training Representative, 1991.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Works In Progress", Bryn Mawr, PA, Critique Panelist, 1990.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Puppetry Training Programs for Puppeteers, Educators and Children", Bryn Mawr, PA, 1990.

NATIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Puppetry Training", MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1989.

PUPPETRY OF THE AMERICAS/UNIMA-U.S.A. - "Puppetry Training in the Western Hemisphere", Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta, GA, Panel Moderator, 1988.

DOPPELGÇNGERS: Puppetry Now - "Puppetry: Next", Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT, Panel Moderator, 1988.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA - "Works In Progress", Bryn Mawr, PA, Critique Panelist, 1988.

NATIONAL CRITICS INSTITUTE - "Criticism for the Puppet Theatre", Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT, Panel Moderator, 1986, 1987, 1988.

PRODUCTION

STAGE

PANDEMONIUM PUPPET COMPANY, Director, Designer, Lead Puppeteer, Builder, Musician. Performances for Schools, Libraries, Museums, Colleges and Theaters. Touring shows include: "Variety", "Pantomime", "Potpourri", "Elventide", "Fabula", "Tales of the Leatherman", "Behind the Puppet Stage" and "Tales of the Leatherman and Other Stories" , 1976-Present.

"BUTTERFLY DREAMS", Visual Expressions, Touring Production, Lighting Designer, 2001.

"BUTTERFLY DREAMS", Visual Expressions, Touring Production, Technical Designer and Director, La Mama E.T.C., 2002.

"JACK STRAWS", "DIARY OF A MADMAN", "FROM THERE TO HERE TO TAMPA", National Festival of The Puppeteers of America, Tampa, FL, Lighting Designer, 2001.

"EAST MEETS WEST", Visual Expressions, Touring Production, Director, 2001.

"PLAYING WITH KLEE", Ming Ri Theatre, Hong Kong, Associate Director, 2001.

"ANGELS IN AMERICA - PERESTROIKA", University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Puppet Master, 2001.

"THE BELL", University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Director, 2000.

"SQUONK", Broadway, NY, Master Builder, 2000.

"THE EIGHT IMMORTALS", University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Designer and Director, 1999.

"FEATHERLESS ANGELS", Workshop of new play by Migdalia Cruz, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Puppetry Designer and Director, 1999.

"FROM THERE TO HERE", National Puppetry Conference Showcase, NYC, Director of Production, 1999.

"THE LAST ENEMY", Creative Arts Team, Israel, Jordan & Palestine, Mask and Puppet Designer, 1998.

"IBM GOLDEN CIRCLE", IBM, Kapalua, HI, Designer and Builder, 1998.

"CAIN AND ABEL - York Cycle Play", Ottawa, Canada, Mask and Puppet Designer and Builder, 1998.

"MacDONALD'S MANAGERS', MacDonald's, Reno, NV, Designer and Builder, 1997.

"A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT", Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Puppetry Director, 1996.

"THE THREE MUSKETEERS", Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Designer/Builder/Director of Messenger Pigeons, 1995.

"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF", Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Builder/Director of Fruma Sarah, 1994.

"DESTINATION: DIGITAL", Digital Equipment Company, COMDEX, Las Vegas, NV, Conceptual Designer and Director, 1994.

"BEYOND THE BOX", Digital Equipment Company, PC Expo, New York, NY, Conceptual Designer and Director, 1994.

"PETER and the WOLF", Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, New London, CT , Director and Producer, 1994.

"INTO THE WOODS", Connecticut Repertory Theatre, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Puppet Designer/Director, 1993.

"A CHRISTMAS CAROL", The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Designer and Director, 1992.

"BIRDS END", Cricket Theater, Minneapolis, Puppet Designer and Builder, 1990.

"INVITATIONS TO HEAVEN", Sandglass Theatre/Eric Bass, Puppet Builder, 1990.

"BEAUTY and the BEAST", West Virginia University, Mask Builder for "The Beast", "The Prince" and "The Gargoyles", 1989.

"THE OPENING" by Stephen Magowan, Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance, NY, Puppet and Mobile Booth Designer and Builder, 1989.

HASBRO, INC., Proprietary Audio Animatronic Project, Animation Programmer, 1987.

"RHYMES WITH EVIL", by Charles Traeger, American Stage Festival, Puppet and Fantasy Designer and Builder, 1986.

NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Technical Director, 1984-85.

"THE PINWHEEL ROADSHOW" (Warner Cable), The Nickelodeon Channel's Live Touring Performance, Set Builder, 1981.

WORLD CONGRESS and FESTIVAL of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette), Technical Director of The Trinity Theatre, Washington, D.C. Responsibilities included Organizing, Mounting and Presenting performances by 10 Puppet Theatre Companies representing Czechoslovakia, France, Hungary, Mexico, Switzerland and the United States, 1980

"OEDIPUS REX" by Igor Stravinsky. Directed by Robert Redington. Lead puppeteer of "Oedipus", 1980.

"LAUGHING STOCK" written and directed by Brad Williams. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Stage Manager, 1979.

"L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT" by Igor Stravinsky and "<b>LA CREATION DU MONDE" by Darius Milhaud. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Production. Designer, Builder and Director, 1978.

"THE GOLDEN COCKEREL" by Rimsky-Korsakov. Directed by Frank Ballard. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Lead puppeteer of "Czar Dodon" , 1977.

"TWO BY TWO" by Richard Rodgers. Directed by Frank Ballard. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. Stage Manager, 1976.

NATIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Technical Director. Responsibilities included Organizing, Mounting and Presenting performances by 12 Puppet Theatre Companies from the United States and Colombia, 1976.

"THE DEATH OF DOCTOR FAUST" by Michel De Ghelderode. Directed by Richard Termine. Lead Puppeteer of "Faust" and "The Cinema Barker" , 1976.

SUMMERFUN II, Montclair State College, Montclair, NJ. Summer Stock presenting 6 multi-set, full-stage productions, Master Electrician, 1973.

ATLANTIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Mays Landing, NJ. Technical Director and Set Designer, 1971-73.

HISTORIC TOWNE OF SMITHVILLE (American Broadcasting Company), Performer, 1973.

"LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE" , Stockton State College, Pomona, NJ. Set Designer, 1972.

DENNIS HOTEL, Atlantic City, NJ. Set Designer, 1972.

TELEVISION

MAZZARELLA PRODUCTIONS, "The American Puppet", Documentary on the History of Puppetry in the U.S.A., Advisor and On-camera Expert, 2001.

BETWEEN THE LIONS, "Sad Dad", Technical Designer and Production Director, WGBH - PBS, 2000.

SONALYST STUDIOS, Program Pilot, Designer, Builder and Performer, 2000.

RABBIT EARS PRODUCTIONS/McMILLAN PUBLISHING, "Pinocchio", Educational Introduction, 1994.

MORLEY PRODUCTIONS, "The Adventures of Hua Hua & Morley", Chinese Television, Puppetry Designer, Director and Performer, 1994.

PBS SPECIAL, "What If I'm Home Alone?, Puppetry Director, 1993. (Funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.)

THE LYME FOUNDATION, "Dr. Tickedoff and the Tick Patrol", Set Designer and Puppet Director, 1992. (Funded by the Centers for Disease Control.)

NEW ENGLAND PUPPETRY SERIES/CONTINENTAL CABLE, "Puppet Lane", Designer, Builder and Performer of host, "Mumford Maxwell Mole", 1984-1990.

NEW ENGLAND PUPPETRY SERIES, Public Service Announcements: Performer of "Mumford Maxwell Mole", 1982, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990.

CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK TELETHON, Bay State Medical Center, Springfield, MA. Performer, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992.

CHANNEL 57/WGBY (PBS) AUCTION, Springfield, MA. Guest Presenter, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992.

MASSACHUSETTS PUBLIC TELEVISION, Springfield, "Arts Viewpoint", 1984.

"MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN", "Large Cast" Performer, 1983.

WFSB, Hartford, "The Jerry Lewis Telethon", 1980.

WTNH, New Haven, "Noon Alive", 1977.

WFSB, Hartford, "PM Magazine", 1977.

WFSB, Hartford, "The Corsair Show", 1977.

CONNECTICUT PUBLIC TELEVISION, "From The Top", Lead Puppeteer on "Shakey" and "Signor Basso Profundo", 1975.

COMMISSIONS

HAU PâNGYOU COMPANY, transformation of puppet by Mr. Liu to be a marionette , Beijing, China, 1995.

HAU PâNGYOU COMPANY, "Frog & Boxes", "Lion and Wish Frog", script preparation, puppet reconstruction and production advisory, Beijing, China, 1995.

UNIVERSITY of CONNECTICUT, "Actor Development" Masks, Classroom tools utilized by Jerry Krasser, 1992, 1993.

MASK WORK, Etc╔, "Demon" quarter masks, 1991.

Peter Jordan, "Peter Jung" caricature puppet for Las Vegas comedy act, 1991.

WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY, "Harriet Lyon" Puppet, representing the first woman to graduate from WVU, 1989.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH of NEW LONDON, "Pastor Rob" Puppet, a gift to Pastor Rob Hamm on his departure from the church, 1989.

EUGENE O'NEILL THEATER CENTER, "George C. White" Puppet, a tribute to Mr. White's accomplishments in the Theatre, 1989.

The Wray Family, "Hogosaurus", 20'x10'x10' golf cart dinosaur for Fisher's Island's Harbor Open Golf Tournament, 1988.

Her Royal Highness Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York, "Phantom of the Opera" Puppet, 1988.

THE PITTSBURGH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, "Shadow Circus" and "The Unicyclist", the Centerpiece Moving Sculpture, 1985.

NEW ENGLAND PUPPETRY SERIES, "Mumford Maxwell Mole", television figure for Public Service Announcements and host of "Puppet Lane" on Continental Cable, 1982.

ARTS ADMINISTRATION

PANDEMONIUM PUPPET COMPANY, Founding Member, 1976; Director, 1979-present.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT PUPPET ARTS PROGRAM, Department of Dramatic Arts, Program Director, 1990-present.

THE NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Play Development Conferences with John Farrell, Preston Foerder, Janie Geiser, Periale Theatre, Theodora Skipitares, Jon Ludwig, Eric Bass, Larry Hunt, Larry Reed, Albrecht Roser, Roman Paska, Marty Robinson, Daniel Tamulonis, George Latshaw, David & Ann Powell, Phillip Huber, Peter Schumann, Richard Termine, Kathy Mullen, Pam Arciero, Director of Production, 1990 - present.

2nd CONNECTICUT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUPPET ARTS, presenting artists from Australia, Bulgaria, China, France and Germany, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Producer, 2001.

THE 3rd, 4th & 5th INTERNATIONAL STRING PUPPET ACADEMY, The University of Connecticut, Albrecht Roser as Guest Artist, Project Organizer, 1998, 1999 & 2000.

CONNECTICUT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUPPET ARTS, presenting artists from France, Germany, Israel and Spain, O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT, Producer, 1999.

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY, "Destination: DIGITAL", Puppet Producer, 1994.

MORLEY PRODUCTIONS, Artistic Producer, TV pilot for Chinese television, 1994.

PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Associate Director/Site Coordinator for the 1994 Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Festival, 1994.

"Puppetmaster of Lodz", THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Fund raiser, Publicist and House Manager for the remounting of this production, 1994.

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT COMPANY, "Beyond the Box", Puppet Producer, 1994.

UNIMA-U.S.A., Chair of the 1994 Henson International Puppetry at the Public Theatre Liaison Committee, 1993.

PUPPET ARTS CENTERS ASSOCIATION, Steering Committee, 1993.

UNIMA-U.S.A./Union Internationale de la Marionnette, Board of Trustees, 1992.

UNIMA-INTERNATIONAL, Commission for Education and Professional Training, 1992.

INSTITUTE OF PROFESSIONAL PUPPETRY ARTS, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Director, 1984-1990. Responsible for Program Development related to: MFA Degree Training Program; single semester Introductory Program; Professional Seminar Series; Public Performance Series for Families and Adults; and Exhibits; Program Accreditation; Budgets; Student Advisory; Recruitment; Public Relations; Publicity; Fund raising; Community Development; and Sponsorship.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Exhibit Director, 1990.

NEW ENGLAND PUPPET & FAMILY THEATRE SERIES, Artistic Director, 1989-1990.

NATIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Artistic Selection Committee member, 1989.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Artistic Selection Committee member, 1988.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT-AVERY POINT, "Masks by Brad Williams", Exhibit Coordinator, 1988.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT-AVERY POINT, "MASKS: Put A New Face On Your Curriculum", Program Coordinator, 1988.

CONNECTICUT COMMISSION ON THE ARTS SHOWCASE, Bradley Airport, "Three Generations of Connecticut Puppetry", Exhibit Coordinator, 1987.

PITTSBURGH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, "Mystery, Mirth and Magic", Exhibit Consultant, 1985.

UNION INTERNATIONALE de la MARIONNETTE (UNIMA-U.S.A.), "A Propos" (A semi-annual publication), Publication Coordinator, 1985-88.

NEW ENGLAND PUPPETRY SERIES/CONTINENTAL CABLE TELEVISION, "Puppet Lane", Production Coordinator, 1984-88.

WADSWORTH ATHENEUM, Hartford, CT, "PUPPETS, PUPPETS, PUPPETS", An exhibit of Northeast U.S. Puppeteers, Exhibit Coordinator, 1984 .

PLAYERSPACE, A Variety Showplace, Hartford, CT, Producer. Responsible for Administration, Booking and Bookkeeping, 1980. (Connecticut Commission on the Arts Grant).

"OEDIPUS REX" by Igor Stravinsky, Producer. Directed by Robert a. Performed by the Pandemonium Puppet Company, 1980. (Connecticut Commission on the Arts Grant).

ALBRECHT ROSER'S GUSTAF UND SEIN ENSEMBLE , Northeast U.S. Tour, 1980, National Tour, 1977, Tour Director.

NATIONAL PUPPETRY INSTITUTE, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Development Coordinator. Responsible for Establishment, Development and Grant Writing. Residencies presented with Albrecht Roser, Margo Rose and Dick Myers. Performances produced with Albrecht Roser, Dick Myers, Puppetmongers Powell, Bruce Schwartz and Teen Concert Theater, 1977-80.

CONNECTICUT PUBLIC TELEVISION, "From The Top", an Arts Education pilot program. Performers' Manager, 1976.

EXHIBITIONS

THE BALLARD INSTITUTE AND MUSEUM OF PUPPETRY, The University of Connecticut, Board Member/Department Liaison, 1996 - present.

THE BALLARD INSTITUTE AND MUSEUM OF PUPPETRY, The University of Connecticut, "Creating Pandemonium", exhibitor, 2000.

CONNECTICUT COMMISSION ON THE ARTS SHOWCASE, Bradley Airport, "Puppetry at The University of Connecticut", curator, 1998.

SOUTH WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY, South Windsor, CT, "Looking for a Connecticut Yankee", exhibitor, 1997.

THE PUPPETS OF BRAD WILLIAMS, Atrium Gallery, The University of Connecticut, Curator, August, 1995.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, The University of Connecticut, participant, 1995.

HIDDEN TREASURESĐA Glimpse of Puppet Masterworks from the University of Connecticut, Benton Museum, The University of Connecticut, Associate Curator, June 1994.

SOUTH WINDSOR PUBLIC LIBRARY, South Windsor, CT, "Art in Performance: A Christmas Carol", exhibitor, 1992.

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, New Britain, "The Connecticut Guild of Puppetry Exhibit", participant, 1991.

NORWICH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY, Norwich, CT, "UConn Puppetry", coordinator, 1991.

THE PUPPET SHOWPLACE THEATRE, Boston, "Disguise the Limits", participant, 1990.

NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Bryn Mawr, PA, participant, 1990.

HOLYOKE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, Holyoke, MA, participant, 1990.

BRATTLEBORO MUSEUM and ARTS CENTER, VT, "Puppetry: Now", participant, 1988.

THE YOUTH MUSEUM, Beckley, WVA, "PUPPET EXTRAVAGANZA", sole exhibitor, 1988.

MUSEUM IN THE COMMUNITY, Scott's Depot, WVA, "PANDEMONIUM", sole exhibitor, 1988.

FRANKLIN COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL, Greenfield, MA, "PANDEMONIUM PUPPETS", sole exhibitor, 1987.

THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Storrs, "Strings and Things", participant, 1987.

THE PUPPET SHOWPLACE THEATRE, Boston, "The Paper Sculpture of Bart Roccoberton", sole exhibitor, 1987.

CONNECTICUT COMMISSION ON THE ARTS SHOWCASE, Bradley Airport, "Three Generations of Connecticut Puppetry", participant, 1987.

THE LYMAN ALLYN MUSEUM, New London, CT, "PANDEMONIUM: Hidden Hands, Hidden Faces", sole exhibitor, 1986.

THE PUPPET SHOWPLACE THEATRE, Boston, sole exhibitor, 1984.

NORTHEAST PUPPETRY EXHIBIT, Glassboro, NJ, participant, 1984.

WADSWORTH ATHENEUM, Hartford, participant, 1983.

CONNECTICUT STATE ARTS AWARDS, Wallingford, CT, participant, 1981.

HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER, participant, 1981.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Lyndonville, VT, participant, 1981.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Storrs, participant, 1981.

NORTHEAST REGIONAL FESTIVAL of THE PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA, Glassboro, NJ, participant, 1981.

UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) WORLD PUPPETRY CONGRESS, Washington, D.C., participant, 1980.

HONORS

"THE AMERICAN PUPPET", Documentary, Recipient of an UNIMA Citation of Excellence, 2002.

"THE AMERICAN PUPPET", Documentary, Recipient of a New England Region Emmy Award, 2002.

THE JIM HENSON FOUNDATION, Recipient of a Project Grant for "Butterfly Dreams", 2002.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF PUPPETRY AND CHILDREN'S THEATER, Taipei, Taiwan, Honored Guest of Cultural Minister Lung Yi Tai, 2001.

UNIMA-INTERNATIONAL, U.S.A. delegate to the 18th Congress, Magdaburg, Germany, 2000.

CHINA TOUR, Beijing, Xi'an, Chong Qing, Kun Ming, Guang Zhou, Hong Kong, University of Connecticut Alumni Association, Cultural Specialist, 1999.

MORTARBOARD SOCIETY, University of Connecticut, Member of Honor 1999.

FOLK ARTS CONFERENCE, Invited to deliver paper, Taipei, Taiwan, 1999.

UNIMA - U.S.A. (Union Internationale de la Marionnette), Board of Trustees, 1992 - 1998.

U.S. INFORMATION SERVICE, Sent to China as a Cultural Diplomat to lead 6 week-long seminars for 20 of China's 30 professional puppet troupes, 1996.

UNIMA-INTERNATIONAL, U.S.A. delegate to the 17th Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 1996.

NATIONAL PUPPETRY CONFERENCE, Recognized for contributions to the Art of Puppetry, 1996.

UNIMA-INTERNATIONAL, Attended as a U.S. delegate to the 17th Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 1996.

NEW ENGLAND THEATRE CONFERENCE, Special Recognition Award, "for nourishing, teaching and creating magic through puppetry in New England and around the world", 1995.

UNIMA-INTERNATIONAL, U.S.A. delegate to the 16th Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1992.

UNIMA-INTERNATIONAL, Re-appointed Counselor to the Commission for Education and Professional Training , 1992.

THE BREAD AND PUPPET COMPANY, NEA funded Film, Advisory Council Member, 1990.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE and MUSEUM of PUPPETRY, Liaison, The University of Connecticut, 1990.

ROSE ENDOWMENT for PUPPETRY, Board Member, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, 1990.

FALK FOUNDATION for EXCELLENCE, Award Presenter, 1990.

CHILDREN'S LITERATURE ASSOCIATION, "The Big Bird Award", recognizing outstanding work in the field of Children's Literature, 1983.

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