December 13, 2022, 8pm EST
Kallie Melvin & Chamindika Wanduragala In Conversation

Date & Time: December 13, 2022, 8pm est

Run Time: 1 hour

Bios:

Kallie Melvin
Performances (as creator) 2018 Not Here Not There, Monkeybear’s New Puppetworks Show, Pillsbury House Theatre, Mpls 2018 Bookworms Club, Ta- Da!, Heart of the Beast, Mpls 2018 Work-in-Progress, AOI, Lake Monster, St. Paul 2017 Dear Mr. Webster, Home Series, Pangea World Theater, Mpls , Midtown Greenway Glow 2018 , Not Here Not there : An Adoptee’s Journey to Home at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater ,Weissman Museum WAMORAMA, original shadow Show “The day before Friday”. HOBT Puppet Cabaret: Hot Corn , With Stars Above , Off Leash Art Box , 

Theater (as a performer) 2018 Lightning Rod, Patrick’s Cabaret, Mpls 2017 5 Weeks (Sandy and Razia understudy), Pangea World Theater at Guthrie Lab, Mpls 2003 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, directed by Zarawaar Mistry, Mixed Blood Theater, Mpls 2003 And a child shall lead them: brown vs the board of education, directed by Jack Ruler, Stages Theater Company 

Arts Experiences: 2017-Present Pangea World Theater Ensemble Member 2018 Mayday Parade, Section 4 stage manager, Heart of the Beast 2018 West Saint Paul neighborhood event – created a puppetry workshop experience 2018 The Okie Dokie Brothers concert, Ordway (hosted my the M) – created a puppetry workshop experience 2017 Open Street on Broadway – guest artist – created a puppetry workshop experience  , The Minnesota Museum of American Art 2019- Teaching Artist . West Saint Paul Neighborhood Celebration -Guest Artist .BareBones Puppets Halloween Extravaganza 2018 , Volunteer Coordinator . Z Puppets Box Office / Administration -2019 Through the Narrows.

Training/Mentorship: Regional Director of the Great Plains region :Puppeteers of America ,2018 New Puppetworks, Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop, Six month mentorship program for Native/POC in creating contemporary puppet theater, Mpls 2017 Monkeybear’s Summer Puppet Performance Intensive, training in fundamentals of puppet performance in a different style of puppet each day, followed by a performance at Pangea 2017-2018 AOI (Artists Organizing Institute), a yearlong training in foundational basis for arts organizing as well as creating art. Concepts we touched on include embodiment and healing justice, Indigenous protocol, systems change, evaluation, community organizing, community development, creative placemaking, effects of colonization and capitalism, etc. 2017-2018 Present Pangea ensemble member, weekly performance training 2017 String Puppet Making, two day workshop with North Carolina puppeteer Tarish Pipkins . 2018 Monkeybear workshop with Tim Lee. Puppet Lab Fellow 2018-2019 , In the Heart of the Beast.

Education 2005-2008 University of Minnesota-Duluth 2011-2012 Saint Paul College 

Awards: 2019 Emma Louise Warfield Memorial Scholarship recipient – Puppeteers of America 

Upcoming :Teaching Artist at the  Museum of American Art – Youth Puppet Camp, Nation Puppet  Fringe Festival 2019- Performer 2019 New Puppetworks, Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop – Stage Manager

 

Chamindika Wanduragala is a Sri Lankan American puppet artist, filmmaker and DJ (DJ Chamin), based in Minneapolis. She loves transporting people to another world through puppetry and sharing the sense of joy and magic that comes with bringing a puppet to
life. Chamindika is the founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop, which supports Native, Black, IPOC in developing creative and technical skills in contemporary puppetry. You can see her work at www.chamindika.com

 

Suggested price: $18.00

Suggested price: $18.00

Minimum price: $7.00

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December 13, 2022, 8pm EST
Kallie Melvin & Chamindika Wanduragala In Conversation

Date & Time: December 13, 2022, 8pm est

Run Time: 1 hour

Bios:

Kallie Melvin
Performances (as creator) 2018 Not Here Not There, Monkeybear’s New Puppetworks Show, Pillsbury House Theatre, Mpls 2018 Bookworms Club, Ta- Da!, Heart of the Beast, Mpls 2018 Work-in-Progress, AOI, Lake Monster, St. Paul 2017 Dear Mr. Webster, Home Series, Pangea World Theater, Mpls , Midtown Greenway Glow 2018 , Not Here Not there : An Adoptee’s Journey to Home at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater ,Weissman Museum WAMORAMA, original shadow Show “The day before Friday”. HOBT Puppet Cabaret: Hot Corn , With Stars Above , Off Leash Art Box , 

Theater (as a performer) 2018 Lightning Rod, Patrick’s Cabaret, Mpls 2017 5 Weeks (Sandy and Razia understudy), Pangea World Theater at Guthrie Lab, Mpls 2003 Haroun and the Sea of Stories, directed by Zarawaar Mistry, Mixed Blood Theater, Mpls 2003 And a child shall lead them: brown vs the board of education, directed by Jack Ruler, Stages Theater Company 

Arts Experiences: 2017-Present Pangea World Theater Ensemble Member 2018 Mayday Parade, Section 4 stage manager, Heart of the Beast 2018 West Saint Paul neighborhood event – created a puppetry workshop experience 2018 The Okie Dokie Brothers concert, Ordway (hosted my the M) – created a puppetry workshop experience 2017 Open Street on Broadway – guest artist – created a puppetry workshop experience  , The Minnesota Museum of American Art 2019- Teaching Artist . West Saint Paul Neighborhood Celebration -Guest Artist .BareBones Puppets Halloween Extravaganza 2018 , Volunteer Coordinator . Z Puppets Box Office / Administration -2019 Through the Narrows.

Training/Mentorship: Regional Director of the Great Plains region :Puppeteers of America ,2018 New Puppetworks, Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop, Six month mentorship program for Native/POC in creating contemporary puppet theater, Mpls 2017 Monkeybear’s Summer Puppet Performance Intensive, training in fundamentals of puppet performance in a different style of puppet each day, followed by a performance at Pangea 2017-2018 AOI (Artists Organizing Institute), a yearlong training in foundational basis for arts organizing as well as creating art. Concepts we touched on include embodiment and healing justice, Indigenous protocol, systems change, evaluation, community organizing, community development, creative placemaking, effects of colonization and capitalism, etc. 2017-2018 Present Pangea ensemble member, weekly performance training 2017 String Puppet Making, two day workshop with North Carolina puppeteer Tarish Pipkins . 2018 Monkeybear workshop with Tim Lee. Puppet Lab Fellow 2018-2019 , In the Heart of the Beast.

Education 2005-2008 University of Minnesota-Duluth 2011-2012 Saint Paul College 

Awards: 2019 Emma Louise Warfield Memorial Scholarship recipient – Puppeteers of America 

Upcoming :Teaching Artist at the  Museum of American Art – Youth Puppet Camp, Nation Puppet  Fringe Festival 2019- Performer 2019 New Puppetworks, Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop – Stage Manager

 

Chamindika Wanduragala is a Sri Lankan American puppet artist, filmmaker and DJ (DJ Chamin), based in Minneapolis. She loves transporting people to another world through puppetry and sharing the sense of joy and magic that comes with bringing a puppet to
life. Chamindika is the founder and Executive/Artistic Director of Monkeybear’s Harmolodic Workshop, which supports Native, Black, IPOC in developing creative and technical skills in contemporary puppetry. You can see her work at www.chamindika.com

 

Suggested price: $18.00

Suggested price: $18.00

Minimum price: $7.00

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