Artists & Projects Directory
CB GOODMAN, Puppeteer
CB Goodman is a visual theater maker based in New York City. She co-directed and devised (Almost Definitely) Questionable Acts which toured in 2014 to the New York Clown Theater Festival, the Physical Festival in Chicago and the New Orleans Fringe Festival. She has also directed and devised the clown-inspired show Failure: A Big Stupid Mess; produced and performed the variety gong show Exit Stage Left; and has performed in several projects such as The Philomel Project (New York Fringe Festival) and Teen Angst Tuesdays: Felicity. Puppetry credits include Firebird, Tree Pop, Shank’s Mare. Her own puppet piece (directed and performed in) Dinner for Two, was featured at LaMama’s Puppet Slam and LaMama Kid’s Wonderland. CB has trained with SITI Company, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Atlantic Theatre Company, Theatre de Complicite, Philipe Gaulier, Aitor Basauri, Mick Barnfather. Anna has an MFA in theater from Sarah Lawrence College. She is currently working on her solo show, Rat Bridge, and a toy theatre piece, Crooked Tale.
JOSH RICE, Puppeteer
Josh Rice is a New York-based theater artist specializing in physical performance and puppetry. Original work includes: (Almost Definitely) Questionable Acts and The Vaudevillains. Puppetry credits include Petrushka with the NY Philharmonic Orchestra (London tour); Shank's Mare; The Scarlet Ibis; The Good Mother (directed by Dan Hurlin); and Janie Geiser’s Reptile Under the Flowers at St. Ann’s Warehouse. Josh has collaborated on projects with David Neumann, Geoff Sobelle, Tom Lee, and Kristin Marting. He is a Teaching Artist (Pace University, Sarah Lawrence College, the New Victory Theater, and CultureHub NYC/La Mama) and the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Shake on the Lake, an outdoor summer theatre festival in his hometown of Silver Lake, NY. Josh has received several grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Regional Economic Development Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. In 2014, Josh was awarded a 2014 Creative Community Fellowship with National Arts Strategies for his work as Founder and Director of the Mnemonic Theatre Project, a puppetry program with seniors living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
LAKE SIMONS, Puppeteer
Lake Simons is a theatre artist based in New York City. She is a director, designer, choreographer, puppeteer, builder, painter, and performer. Lake has collaborated with many distinguished artists creating theatre productions from the ground up. She makes theatre productions that utilize puppetry, movement, and live music. But most importantly she relies on make-believe. Her creations have been performed in New York City, Fort Worth, Boston, Chicago, and Edinburgh, Scotland.
CHRIS CARCIONE, Puppeteer
Chris Carcione is a New York-based director and theater artist based who creates immersive and site-specific theatrical events. He has worked at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Second Stage Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Huntington Theatre Company, and Stoneham Theatre. Off-Broadway productions include Sons of the Prophet (Assistant Director, Roundabout Theatre Company) and Regional directing credits include Kate Snodgrass' "Wasteland" (HTC/Boston Theatre Marathon), The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
. Chris is co-founder of The Junkyard, a devised theater ensemble for which he created Shadows, an immersive theatrical event; Confidentially Yours, J. Edgar (solo performance); and In Repayment, which is currently in development. Chris has a Bachelor’s from Boston University and a Masters in Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence College.
TAKEMI KITAMURA, Puppeteer
Takemi Kitamura is a native of Osaka, Japan,. She is a dancer, puppeteer, actor and Japanese sword fighter. Her recent puppeteer credits include The Oldest Boy by Lincoln Center Theater, Memory Rings by Phantom Limbs Company, and Shank's Mare by Tom Lee and Koryu Nishikawa V.
ROWAN MAGEE, Puppeteer
Rowan Magee grew up in Troy, NY, attended Buxton School and holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College. He studied at the Moscow Art Theater, the Accademia Del'Arte in Tuscany and served as an apprentice for the Williamstown Theater Festival in 2008. Rowan has performed at Dance Theater Workshop, LaMama, Joyce Soho, Ars Nova and BAM. He is currently touring as a puppeteer with Phantom Limb Company in performances in Boston, Kansas City, Holland, Burlington, Keene and Hanover, NH.
CATHERINE GOWL, Puppeteer
National Tour: War Horse. Regional: Electra (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Six Degrees of Separation, King Lear, Coriolanus, The Madness of George III, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Old Globe); Taming of the Shrew, Othello (Virginia Shakespeare Festival); Proof. New York: The Merchant of Venice (TFANA); Hagoromo (BAM); Oh The Humanity and Other Exclamations, The Director, ‘Twas (Flea Theater); The Return (Metropolitan Museum of Art); Body: Anatomies of Being (New Ohio/Blessed Unrest); and many new works both in NYC and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Company member with Blessed Unrest. Training: BA from Harvard, MFA from The Old Globe/USD.
JENNIFER KIDWELL, Depero Narrator
Jennifer Kidwell (I Promised Myself to Live Faster) is a performing artist. Recent projects include Zinnias: the Life of Clementine Hunter (Robert Wilson/Toshi Reagon/Bernice Johnson Reagon); I Understand Everything Better (David Neumann); 99 Break-Ups with Pig Iron Theatre Company; and Dick’s Last Stand (as the controversial Donelle Woolford, Whitney Biennial 2014). She is currently at work on the original duet Underground Railroad Game (FringeArts Festival 2015, ANT Fest 2014) with collaborator Scott Sheppard. Kidwell is a proud co-founder of JACK (Brooklyn). Her piece On Playing Donelle was published in Movement Research’s Performance Journal #45 and on hyperallergic.com. Jennifer Kidwell and Pig Iron Theatre Company are participants in the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships, funded by the William & Eva Fox Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group.