Susan Simpson is an experimental puppet theater artist. Her work often involves intricate marionettes and experimental film projection. She is the co-founder, with Janie Geiser, of AUTOMATA, an organization devoted to the advancement of puppet theater, pre-cinema, and other forgotten or neglected forms. The pair presented Frankenstein: Mortal Toys by Eric Ehn at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in 2004 and at the Velaslavasay Panorama in 2005. Simpson’s Pseudoflora was at the Museum of Jurassic Technology in 2001. She is a member of the Little Fakers, creators of the marionette serial, Sunset Chronicles. She has received grants from the Durfee Foundation and the California Community Foundation and is on the faculty of CalArts in the Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts.
Awards and Accomplishments
Lead Feet and Nothing Upstairs: The History of the Lifelike
Lead Feet and Nothing Upstairs: The History of the Lifelike is a puppet show tracing the history of the simulated body. Part variety show, part lec…
Apr 25 2013 – May 05 2013