Puppet Work

I was first introduced to puppetry during my artistic studies at California Institute for the Arts.  I worked with musicians, designers and directors to create original puppet based performances. I am continuing to explore the art form.

The Butcher Men, Artwork
The Butcher Men, Artwork

The Butcher Men (original creation) Conceived and directed by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew Designed and Drawn by Cristina Paulos

Still Photograph, "The Butchermen"
Still Photograph, "The Butchermen"
Still phot
Still phot
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"The Butchermen"

Conceived and directed by

Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew

 

Designed and Drawn by Cristina Paulos

This is a toy theater adaptation of a contemporary fairy tale with the same title by Seattle playwright and writer Bret Fetzer. Toy Theater is a form of puppetry that has its roots in 1800s Europe and is often referred to as model theater or paper theater. One of the prominent features of this form of puppetry is its miniature scale.  This production featured a proscenium opening of about 4'-0" by 3'-0" tall.

Loser, Puppet Design watercolor
Loser, Puppet Design watercolor

Loser, based on Amy Bender’s short story “Loser” from her best selling book “Girl in the Flammable Skirt”. Conceived, Adapted and Directed by Torry Blend Art Painted and drawn by Cristina Paulos

Still for, "Loser"
Still for, "Loser"

Adaptation of Aimee Bender's short story "Loser, we explored a world where objects are personified and humans distanced.

Still Photograph, "Loser"
Still Photograph, "Loser"

Loser, based on Amy Bender’s short story “Loser” from her best selling book “Girl in the Flammable Skirt” Conceived, Adapted and Directed by Torry Blend Art Painted and drawn by Cristina Paulos

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Monkey and Crab
Monkey and Crab

The Monkey and Crab (based on the Classic Japanese Fairytale) Performed for the Las Vegas’ Asian American Cultural Festival, part of cultural outreach project funded by the Nevada Art Council Conceived, directed, designed and drawn by Cristina Paulos Artistic Build by Dominik Krzanowski This toy theatre adaptation is from a very popular and loved classic Japanese fairytale, The Monkey and Crab.

Monkey and Crab
Monkey and Crab
Shadow Puppetry
Shadow Puppetry
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"Loser"

based on Amy Bender’s short story “Loser” from her best selling book “Girl in the Flammable Skirt”

 

Conceived, Adapted and Directed by Torry Blend

 

Art Painted and drawn by Cristina Paulos

"The Monkey and Crab" (based on the Classic Japanese Fairytale)

 

Performed for the Las Vegas’ Asian American Cultural Festival, part of cultural outreach project funded by the Nevada Art Council

 

Conceived, directed, designed and drawn by Cristina Paulos

 

Artistic Build by Dominik Krzanowsk