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CB Goodman 2021 CV

CB GOODMAN is the Artistic Director and founder of Grackle Jack Productions based in Austin, Texas that specializes in creating new theatrical performance which incorporates disparate source materials, original writing, clown, bouffon, drag, historical events, and objects. Her work as a director, writer, designer, performer and puppeteer has been presented at venues in Austin, New Orleans, Charlotte, and New York City; and she has worked with such artists as Obie and Bessie award-winning theatre artist Dan Hurlin, director, designer, and puppet artists Tom Lee, Chris Green, and Lake Simons, and fifth-generation traditional puppetry master Koryu Nishikawa V, whose company has been named an Intangible Cultural Asset by the city of Tokyo. She currently teaches and directs at Southwestern University's Sarofim School of Fine Arts. She has also taught multiple workshops in making new work, experimental writing for the stage, solo playmaking, devising, puppetry, and comedic improvisation. She was a 2017 Target Margin Theatre Institute Fellow and a former artist-in-resident at Dixon Place; she holds and MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, a BS in filmmaking from The University of Texas at Austin, and trained with Philippe Gaulier, Complicité, SITI Company, , Atlantic Theatre Company and Movement Theater Studio. Her project, *some humans were harmed in the making of this show, a drag puppetry self-help testimony play based on the life of Topsy the elephant, made two of Austin’s top ten theatre lists of 2018 and was nominated for 10 B. Iden Payne Awards and won 4. CB is one half of the idiot comedic duo DAMMIT LOLA whose mission is to challenge common narratives around conservative, religious, and governmental policies using DIY stand up shenanigans. They will be performing in Frontera Fest at Hyde Park Theatre in Austin, Texas in January 2023. Her current project, In The Beginning is a wild one-woman comedy that uses inflatable puppets, dance, and joyful mischief to reimagine the Genesis story from a totally new perspective, one free from shame, rejection, and labels. It will have its world premiere in Austin, Texas early February 2023 at CRASHBOX and then tours to the New York Frigid Festival at the end of the month.