My interest in puppetry began in Hawai’i in high school when I performed in a bunraku-style puppet adaptation of Momotaro the Peach Boy at the University of Hawai’i, Hilo.  My work involves both figurative puppetry inspired by Japanese traditional puppetry as well as the use of projection, shadows and live feed video of manipulated objects.  Many of these projects also cross over into the realm of set design.

SUJI: Lines of Tradition with Yoshinojo Fujima / Links Hall Chicago

Tomte – Neighborhood Tour 2018
Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival


Saggitarius Ponderosa at NAATCO. 2016

The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis – HERE – 2015


The Return – SLC/CultureHub/SIA 2014-2015

The Steadfast Tin Solder – Lookingglass Theater, dir. Mary Zimmerman with Chicago Puppet Studio 2018


Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Ohio Theatre, Edinburg International Festival, Singapore Arts Festival – 2011 – 2012

Hoplite Diary

Hoplite Diary – La MaMa – 2003


Are They Edible by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.

Pinocchio at House Theatre Chicago 2019