JESS SHANE

Audio Producer + Community Artist

puppetry

I'm interested in the magic and comedy of breathing life into everyday objects, and the semiotic and political potential of moving sculpture. Here is a sample of some of the puppetry projects I've worked on.

I built a puppet for musician Eliza Niemi’s album  Vinegar . Music video featuring my puppet  here .

I built a puppet for musician Eliza Niemi’s album Vinegar. Music video featuring my puppet here.

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Still from an adaptation of Jean Cocteau's Les Enfants Terribles

Giant bird puppet created at a workshop I led at an arts retreat with the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, in collaboration with Making Room Community Arts

Giant bird puppet created at a workshop I led at an arts retreat with the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, in collaboration with Making Room Community Arts

Cranky box created for Clay and Paper's Too Short to Suck Cabaret

Cranky box created for Clay and Paper's Too Short to Suck Cabaret

Shadow puppetry workshop with teenage girls I facilitated at Arrabon House. Watch the video  here .

Shadow puppetry workshop with teenage girls I facilitated at Arrabon House. Watch the video here.

I assisted with a year-long devised community theatre project with the  Scarborough Community Arts Guild . I helped participants develop scenes, build puppets, and rehearse their roles. (Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz)

I assisted with a year-long devised community theatre project with the Scarborough Community Arts Guild. I helped participants develop scenes, build puppets, and rehearse their roles. (Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz)

I apprenticed with the ever-inspiring Bread and Puppet Theatre in the rolling hills of Vermont in 2013

I apprenticed with the ever-inspiring Bread and Puppet Theatre in the rolling hills of Vermont in 2013

Full-size Bunraku-inspired puppets I built for a theatre workshop

Full-size Bunraku-inspired puppets I built for a theatre workshop