MYRA SU WITH ALLYSON GONZALEZ AND CYNTHIA CAMPOS COSTANZO October 20 & 22
Myra Su is a narrative artist specializing in storytelling through puppetry and theater. Her primary medium is shadow puppetry, though she has also been experimenting with puppetry across multiple media — paper craft, sculpture, video, animation, and most recently, amateur taxidermy. She often performs at Nasty, Brutish & Short, a quarterly puppet cabaret in Chicago. Her work also includes collaborations with various theater and music productions. In addition to her independent projects, she is a Manual Cinema company member. Myra holds a BA with honors in Theater and Anthropology from the University of Chicago. For her portfolio, please visit: houseofmyra.wordpress.com.
Allyson Gonzalez is the artistic conductor of Stand On Your Hands and Clap and author of the annual zine, Save the Bees Worx. She lives in Chicago with her companion and emergency contact. Her favorite food is gravy. Stop what you’re doing and visit www.allysongonzalez.com to learn where this Latina Puppeteer is performing or publishing next!
CYNTHIA CAMPOS COSTANZO
Cynthia Campos Costanzo is a recent graduate from The University of Chicago where she studied Theater and Performance Studies as well as Biology. She has worked on numerous university theater and independent shows on campus doing costumes and puppetry. One of her first shows was a shadow puppet show with Myra Su, and she is delighted to be working with Myra again. Cynthia also enjoys writing and had the pleasure of writing a historical piece staged at UChicago (Spring ’14) based on Sophonisba Breckinridge, the University’s first female PhD recipient. Cynthia currently works with public schools on the South Side and studies and performs improv downtown.