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Maisie O'Brien

Secretary

Maisie O’Brien is a Philadelphia transplant from Dallas, TX and a Chinese-American adoptee.  She has had the pleasure of presenting her original work with communities including Great Small Works, National Capital Puppetry Guild, Nasty Brutish & Short, Puppet Showplace Theater, Black Cherry Puppet Theater, The Baltimore Crankie Festival, Asian Arts Initiative, and Vox Populi Gallery, as well as developing shadows, puppets, sets, and costumes for collaborations with fellow storytellers in film, dance, music, and theater.  Maisie has studied puppetry in academic and immersive contexts like Bread & Puppet Theater, The University of Connecticut, The O’Neill National Puppetry Conference, and the Chicago International Puppetry Festival Workshops, and the Natoinal Puppetry Festival.  As a second generation arts educator they also work to encourage local voices with puppetry and narrative arts workshops, summer camps, and festivals.  This year they look forward to bringing their own puppetry workshops and performances to more local communities, and especially helping further mobilize the celebration of Peoples's voices with more art and story events.

Maisie O'Brien
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