Marta is a nyc-based puppeteer who performs, builds and teaches. Here's some of the stuff she's done.
Marta has appeared at The New Victory Theater, BAM, La Mama, PS 122, St. Ann's Warehouse, The Guggenheim, the Kennedy Center, the Studio Theater, the Smithsonian Institute, Berkeley Repertory Theater, MASS MoCA, and the windows Bergdorf Goodman Department Store. Stage credits include: Baby Universe (Wakka Wakka Productions), La Divina Caricatura (Mabu Mines), Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead (Phantom Limb Company), El Gato con Botas (Dir. Moises Kaufman & Blind Summit, produced by Gotham Chamber Opera & Tectonic Theater Project) and Sirens of the Lambs (Banksy's Better Out Than In residency, NYC). On-screen credits include: Sesame Street (season 45 assist), Time Machine Guitar, The Warby Trace Show, and commercials for H&M and the Coca-Cola Company.
As a builder, Marta has worked on puppets, millinery, and costumes for Broadway (including Wicked, Aladdin, Something Rotten, the Rockettes and Avenue Q) at Carelli Costume, Parsons-Meares, Izquierdo Studio, Den Design, and the Lyon Puppets. She is a longtime builder at the Puppet Kitchen, where most recently she served as a department head overseeing the structures for 21 puppets headed to the San Diego Zoo.
Brave Bucket's Shows
Marta's short works have appeared at puppet slams and cabarets across NYC and the US. Her company, Brave Bucket, has produced three full-length works; Close to Decline, Help Save the Monkey! and Please Ship This Wet Gift. Close to Decline was workshopped in Labapalooza! at St. Ann's Warehouse and the Tank Theater's 2013 Flint & Tinder Series, and was a finalist for the 2016 Creative Capital Award. Help Save the Monkey! (created in collaboration with Liz Hara) was awarded a 2014 Jim Henson Foundation Family Grant, was workshopped at Dixon Place and the Tank Theater, and premiered in the 2015 New York Children's Theater Festival. Help Save the Monkey! is currently touring, please get in touch for more info. Please Ship This Wet Gift (in development) was selected by the New Victory Theater LabWorks program as an associate artist production, and was awarded an incubation residency at both the Ko Festival of Performance (2015) and the Celebration Barn Theater (2016).
Training, Teaching Work & Volunteer
Marta holds a BA in Puppetry & Music from UMass Amherst and is a many-time alum of the O'Neill Puppetry Conference. At the O'Neill she's studied with Paul Zaloom, Ronnie Burkett, Phillip Huber, Marty Robinson, Tim Lagasse, and Robert Smythe. She has trained in Clown with Virginia Scott at Movement Theater Studio, and with John Leo.
At UMass Marta studied vocal jazz performance, and for awhile there, she was a jazz singer who fronted the Mozelle Trio (playing restaurants and such), and Marta Mozelle & her Solid Senders (a jump blues quintet that played swing events and weddings). If you ever need a jazz vocalist, please just ask.
As a teaching artist, Marta has over 10 years of experience, and has created curriculum and taught for The New Victory Theater, Elders Share the Arts, and Hartford Children's Theater.
Marta volunteers as a weekly hospice visitor, and she served on the Artistic Direction Committee for the 2013 National Puppetry Festival.