Kate Brehm is a movement director and artist specializing in puppetry, performing objects, and physical acting. She is professionally certified in the Margolis Method. She lectures and leads workshops in puppetry, theater and live art. Her company, imnotlost, produces puppet shows, plays, and interactive events in NYC. Her research explores a critical history of performing design. She tours internationally with critically acclaimed puppeteers, works as a theater technician, and fabricates puppets.
I teach physical and visual storytelling tools for performance and devising. My laboratory classes are on your feet and participatory. They incorporate Margolis Method exercises and improvisations for performers and directors. Empowering students to foster their own ideas is paramount. The training emphasizes true collaboration between living performers and inanimate storytellers such as architecture, lighting, objects, and puppets. VIEW TEACHING RESUME PDF
Associated critical areas of study include: cinema, comics, affect, embodiment, consciousness, the phenomenology of time, touch, reality, and pretend.
Zine: Beep Beep Issue #1 - Pretending to Be Real (2010)
Visual Thinking - Pretending to Be Real (2012)
Movement is Consciousness In: The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance. (2014) Edited by:Dassia N. Posner , Claudia Orenstein , John Bell. Routledge
Pattern, Timing, Space, Control: The Puppeteer's Body as Site of Meaning-making. ASTR (2020,21)
The Essence of Storytelling: Packets. Margolis Method 2nd International Conference (2019)
Margolis Method for Puppetry and Object Theatre Training. Margolis Method Conference (2018)
Towards a Taxonomy of Affective Performing Scenery in Puppetry. The Critical Exchange The Puppeteer's of America Festival (2015)
Satanicide (Critical Acts) (2003) TDR 47: 1. 86-88 spring
"I consider all of my art research.”
Scenography is “an all-encompassing visual-spatial construct as well as the process of change and transformation that is an inherent part of the physical vocabulary of the stage”
-- Arnold Aronson.