Robin Frohardt

Performing Arts, 2016

Known for her rich aesthetic and highly detailed constructions, Robin Frohardt is an award-winning puppet artist, director and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, NY. She pushes the boundaries of traditional puppet theater by combining her unique experience outside the theater—as a world traveler and adventurer—with her technical craft. After studying at the University of Washington, Frohardt moved to San Francisco where she founded the Apocalypse Puppet Theater and began working with The Cardboard Institute of Technology, an artist group that constructs large and detailed cardboard installations. Lured to New York to work with Swimming Cities, Frohardt spent several summers building and living aboard sculptural junk rafts. Her first full length piece, The Pigeoning, premiered with rave reviews in 2013 and continues to tour at home and abroad. Her work with cardboard continued in her popular short film Fitzcardboardaldo which was an official selection at several film festivals in 2013.