Evolve Puppets (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil)

Evolve Puppets (Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil)

Tanya Khordoc & Barry Weil

EVOLVE PUPPETS (TANYA KHORDOC & BARRY WEIL) are currently developing their large hybrid production, HOMEwhich received a 2011 Jim Henson Foundation Grant for its initial development, was presented as part of the Puppetry at the Carriage House program, and was shown as a work-in-progress at NYC’s Dixon Place.  Evolve also had the honor of attending the 2016 Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Pre-Conference with puppeteer/playwright Ronnie Burkett.  They created the world premiere production of former Czech President Vàclav Havel’s play MOTORMORPHOSIS for UTC61’s Havel Festival at the Ohio Theater in 2006, and were visited backstage by President Havel himself.  They also created puppets and models for UTC61’s adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s CAT’S CRADLE, and served as puppetry designers and associate producers for Theater East’s production of DEVIL AND THE DEEP, a musical co-written by Graham Russell of Air Supply, for which they created a series of innovative puppets with internal LED lighting.  Evolve is known for creating and performing original works such as SECRETS HISTORY REMEMBERS (at Great Small Works’ 10thAnnual Toy Theater Festival at St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Brick Theater in Williamsburg, and the Puppeteers of America 2009 National Festival in Atlanta), THE MOST RADIANT BEAUTY: AN EINSTEINIAN COLLAGE, BECOMING, EVOLUTION, MERCY, THE WIZARD OF OUNCES (at HERE Arts Center and La MaMa) and more.   They have also led puppetry and performance workshops for multiple organizations including Girl Be Heard.  www.evolvepuppets.com