Friday, November 1, 2013

PUPPET-SLAM artist interview: Larry Hunt



La MaMa Puppet Slam 2013

November 15, 2013 @ 7pm
First Floor Theatre
Curator: Jane Catherine Shaw

A one-night only puppetry-slam, featuring contemporary short-form puppet and object theatre. These super short works make their point fast and furious, and bring artists and audiences together for an evening of puppetry mash up fun.

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We asked La MaMa Puppet Slam participant Larry Hunt to take on The Proust Questionnaire, the basis for Inside the Actors Studio's '10 questions.' 

Call this Inside the Puppet Studio -or- The Puppet Questionnaire.

What is your favorite virtue?

Charity (Love) unchained.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Lovelessness.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

To be able to exhale freely and know the children and elderly are taken care of.

Where would you like to live?

In a much more fair, honest and less arrogant country which this one should be.

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

Self-Indulgence.

Who are your favorite composers?

Ady Cohen.

Who are your favorite painters?

Van Gogh, Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Modigliani, Thomas Hart Benton, Marc Chagall.

What are your favorite names?

Names that flow nicely off the tongue.

What is the natural talent you’d most like to be gifted with?

Understanding the Blues guitar.

What is your favorite occupation?

The one that chose me. Making masks.

Who would you have liked to be?

A really good Blues guitarist. Any.

Your most marked characteristic?

Not the mole on my left cheek because I do not have one.

What do you most value in your friends?

Support!

Who are your favorite poets?

My wife Jennifer, Virginia Small, Cortney Davis

Who are your heroes in real life?

All kind, nurturing, understanding men.

Who are your favorite heroines in real life?

All kind, nurturing understanding women.

What is it you most dislike?

Unnecessary misery.

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

Unfettered Compassion

How would you like to die?

Like?

What is your present state of mind?

Too confused to know.

What is your motto?

“I think I had a thought; only the sensation of failing to remember remains.”