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USP Seminar with Torry Bend, Chair of Theater Studies
December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for the final USP seminar of the semester with Torry Bend, Professor of the Practice and Chair of Theater Studies at Duke.
Torry Bend is a puppet artist and scenic designer. Her scenic design has been seen in New York at La Mama, Incubator Arts Project and Dixon Place. Additional design work includes: Animal Dance, Children’s Theater Company; Pygmalion, Southwest Shakespeare Co.; Agamemnon, Getty Villa; References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Empty Space Theatre, Seattle. Bend’s puppetry has been seen at puppet festivals across the country. The Paper Hat Game was a New York Times Critic’s Pick, received the Best Toy Theater award for 2015 at the Puppeteers of America Conference and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She has received grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Henson Foundation, Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.