La MaMa Blogs: PUPPET-SLAM artist interview: Marina Tsaplina [Jack O'Somebody]

Monday, November 4, 2013

PUPPET-SLAM artist interview: Marina Tsaplina [Jack O'Somebody]

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.


We asked La MaMa Puppet Slam participant Marina Tsaplina [in character as Jack O'Somebody] 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?

Infinite wonder and curiosity.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Being in a state of stuckness

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

To have one toe on the ground and one finger touching the moon.

Where would you like to live?

In a soft nook wherever I fit. 

To what faults do you feel most indulgent?

In geology a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement along the fractures as a result of earth movement. Large faults within the Earth's crust result from the action of plate tectonic forces, with the largest forming the boundaries between the plates, such as subduction zones or transform faults. Energy release associated with rapid movement on active faults is the cause of most earthquakes.
A fault line is the surface trace of a fault, the line of intersection between the fault plane and the Earth's surface.
Since faults do not usually consist of a single, clean fracture, geologists use the term fault zone when referring to the zone of complex deformation associated with the fault plane.
So, what is the fault line of my being?

It is less the fault itself, than the overwhelming depth of that fracture.

It is my fractured self. 

Who are your favorite composers?

Footsteps and Laughter.

Who are your favorite painters?

The forget-me-nots

What are you favorite names?


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

To become You.

What is the quality you most admire in a man?

Him finding his female self.

What is the quality you most admire in a woman?

And for She to find her S/He

What is your favorite occupation?


Who would you have liked to be?

A careless prince. No, I cannot possibly imagine such a thing.

Your most marked characteristic?

The terror inside my beauty. 

What do you most value in your friends?

 A bold humility.

What is your principle defect?

My insatiable hunger and greed.

What would you like to be?

Possibly, a rabbit.

Who are your favorite prose writers?

Those around me.

Who are your favorite poets?


Who are your favorite heroes in fiction?

Baba Yaga's eternal struggle with her immortality. 

Who are your heroes in real life?

The ones who say "Yes"

Who are your favorite heroines in fiction?

See above.

What is it you most dislike?

The falsity of someone who has not faced their shadow.

What historical figures do you most despise?

The one who put me in a box, that bastard.

What natural gift would you most like to possess?

Haven't I already answered this question? THE SNEEZE AND MAKE "THE OTHER" APPEAR!

How would you like to die?

While singing at the top of my lungs.

What is your present state of mind?


What is your motto?

Bite the apple and chew thoroughly.

No comments:

Post a Comment