Jenny Hann, Mindy Leanse, Christine Schisano with Mery Cheung, Emily Marsh, and Cristina Pitter 

Jenny Hann, Mindy Leanse, Christine Schisano with Mery Cheung, Emily Marsh, and Cristina Pitter 

Jenny Hann is an actor, puppeteer, and teaching artist. Before making NYC her home, Jenny performed internationally in Italy and Hong Kong. Currently puppeteering with WonderSpark Puppets, she has also performed Off-Broadway in The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, at St Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab in The Completely True, Tales of Boris the Peacock and has participated in The Eugene O’Neil Puppetry Conference for the past two years. Recently she was part of The Catapult professional intensive at The Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. When she is not acting or puppeteering, she is teaching puppetry to elementary aged students in Manhattan.

Mindy Leanse is a NYC based actor and puppeteer. A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Mindy was always drawn to movement based theatre and object manipulation. With the assistance of her partner, she attended the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center which opened the door for numerous projects over the past five years. She works with many companies including Puppet Kitchen, Wildlife Conservation Society, One Blue Cat Productions and Puppet Shakespeare Players. You can see more of her work here: Thanks to Jenny Hann for bringing her on to collaborate, her constantly supportive family and, last but never least, Georgina – you make the dreams a reality.

Christine Schisano is an actor, writer, improviser, puppeteer and producer in NYC. Some favorite credits include: Sallie Mae: Loan Me Your Soul (Writer and performer; The Tank); Jim Kroupa’s The Howdy Do Show at the Eugene O’Neill Puppetry Conference; Fast &The Furious #1, 2 and 3 at The Tank; Dear Tina: I’m Wearing a Wig (Writer and performer; The Tank), Shakedown’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Promises, Promises (Turkey Lurkey Girl), The Completely True, Tales of Boris the Peacock at St. Ann’s Warehouse Puppet Lab, Le Bijou Lady at La MaMa Puppet Slam and participated in the Guinness World Record Longest Variety Show. She holds a B.A. in Acting from Sonoma State University.

Emily Marsh is an actor and puppeteer based in NYC. Recent projects have been with the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre based in Central Park, with Puppetry Arts based in Brooklyn, and with Lone Wolf Tribe at La MaMa theatre. This Emily’s first puppet slam and she is pleased as punch to be performing.

Mery Cheung’s quirky slant on life comes from an ever-childlike perception of a world that is clearly already strange. She continues to examine creative possibilities as a device to speak to social challenges and to decipher their meanings.

Cristina Pitter is a Brooklyn based artist, activist, storyteller, sex educator, model, hedonist, queer fat babe, and bruja. She also has the best laugh ever. Seriously. Select Credits: Off Broadway/Off-Off Broadway: The Amen Corner (Classic Stage Company), Ten Days In A Madhouse (Strangemen & Co.), Helps To Hate You A Little: A Love Story (Cloud City), Playing Hot (Pipeline Theatre Company ), Girl (La Mama Galleria), Impact (Cherry Lane Theatre), Shooting Blanks In The Afterlife (EST Youngblood Brunch), See With Vision (Woodshed Collective), #serials@theflea (The Flea Theater). TV/Film: “Law & Order”, “Feed The Beast”, “Floating Sunflowers”. Feel free to follow her antics on Twitter @isisgypsy and Instagram @lavidagypsy.