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 figurative puppetry inspired by Japanese traditional puppetry as well as the use of projection, shadows and live feed video of manipulated objects.

Sounding the Resonant Path _ Illustration by KT Shivak
Sounding the Resonant Path – 2020 Pesta Boneka International Puppet Theater Festival
The Steadfast Tin Soldier directed by Mary Zimmerman. Design by Tom Lee with Chicago Puppet Studio
TOMTE – 2018-2021, Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, NY State Puppet Festival, La MaMa ETC
Saggitarius Ponderosa at NAATCO. 2016
Hoplite Diary
Hoplite Diary – La MaMa – 2003
Are They Edible by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.
Pinocchio at House Theatre Chicago 2019
The Return – 2015 Sarah Lawrence College and Seoul Institute of the Arts _Photo Jinyoul Lim.
Scarlet Ibis by Stefan Wesiman and David Cote _ HERE Arts Center 2015