Collaborations

We are grateful to have collaborated with many inspiring people and organizations.

Dundu

Giant Puppeteers and community builders, we had the good fortune to collaborate with Dundu at CBS in Los Angeles.

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

The Launchpad of American Theater, the O'Neill is the country's preeminent organization dedicated to the development of new works and new voices for the stage. As part of the puppetry strand we developed our first puppet films for Paper Cities and were artists in residence for the development of The Society of Wonder.

Fern Street Circus

The principal project of Fern Street Community Arts, reaches beyond skills training and sparkling performance, to create social change. We have worked with this amazing group for over 15 years. Performing, teaching and building puppets for their shows which at the heart aim to create transformation and social good neighborhood by neighborhood.

Jim Henson Foundation

As the only grant-making institutin with a mission to promote puppetry in the U.S., the Jim Henson Foundation has become a major advocate and resource for puppet artists. We are deeply grateful for the support of the Henson Foundation on The Collector, Paper Cities, and The Society of Wonder.

La Jolla Playhouse

An amazing organization of talented people who produce Tony Award winning shows. We began working with them in 2014 as our non-profit sponsor for the San Diego Foundation Grant on Paper Cities and most recently they commissioned us to create The Society of Wonder for their Digital Without Walls Festival in 2020.

Lightning in a Bottle

An outdoor immersive festival in California, we have been creating, performing, and connecting with this community since 2008 with Giant Puppets and Stilt Walking Animals.

Puppet Slam Network

Spearheaded by IBEX Puppetry and Heather Henson, the Puppet Slam Network provides funding and support to the growing community of puppet slams all over North America. This radical organization has been foundational support to continuing the Adult Puppet Cabaret started with their support in 2006.

San Diego Ballet

San Diego Ballet's mission is to excite, enrich, and entertain its diverse audience through an imaginative presentation of quality classical and contemporary dance. We have collaborated with them on their Carnival of Animal's and The Firebird.

San Diego Guild of Puppetry

A non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the magic of puppet theatre through education outreach, performances and special event. We have been collaborating with the Guild for 20 years through education, performance, and fabrication. Most recent collaboration was the creation and programing of The City Heights Puppet Project.

Lisa Berger

Teacher, Artist, Director, Lisa has worked with us on numerous shows. She directed The Collector, an iteration of Paper Cities and continues to influence much of our work.

Mindy Donner

Storyteller and puppeteer, Mindy has worked with ACC as a consultant, co-conspirator, and puppeteer. She has been an invaluable collaborator and supporter of ACC who was also one of the founders of The City Heights Puppet Project.

Jason Johnson Kaivalya Arts

Puppeteer, teacher, musician, and surrealist folk superhero, we have been collaborating with Jason James Johnson for over a decade on films, performances, and fabrication.

Mike Sears

Writer, actor and builder Mike has worked with us in various capacities as consultant, writer, and dramaturg.

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