Cofounded by myself and Jenny Jo Kristan in 2003, Stars & Garters was “grind your bones to bake your bread theater, full of batshit nautical glee.” (SF Weekly). I couldn’t have put it better myself. We were, and remain, a rag-tag collection of high-caliber misfits, authentically cursed with a penchant for unexpected entertainment, catchy tunes and buckets of blood. In our 7 years of existence, we filled up every barroom and bonafide theater that would have us and trolled our wares up and down the pacific northwest to riotous applause with nary a regret.
I gave us our name, designed and produced the fliers and posters, created our website and all branding elements, and was a lead writer, lyricist, director, puppeteer and actor.
Below is a trailer for our final production, The Robber Bridegroom, a Brothers Grimm tale rewritten by Jenny Jo with lyrics and puppets by me.
outdoor photos by Eva Kolenko
stage photos by Marcus Guillard