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Southern Oregon University

Theatre Teacher Training Faculty

Lynn Jeffries is a puppeteer and set, costume and puppet designer. She has collaborated with co-instructor Paul Zaloom on several projects, including his solo shadow puppet show, The Mother of All Enemies; the feature-length toy theater film, Dante's Inferno; Beyond the Beyond: The Gay FutureWorld!, a collaboration with gay youth and gay seniors; and their current two-person spectacle, The Tiny Jumbo Jolly Grim Show.  

Lynn also performs in nightclubs as shadow puppeteer with the neo-vaudevillian folk/jazz band, The Ditty Bops, and broke into radio puppetry when she joined them in a live session on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic (which runs a simultaneous video webcast). A founding member of Cornerstone Theater Company (since 1986), Lynn has designed sets, costumes and puppets for over fifty productions. Her regional theater work includes designs for Arena Stage, The Guthrie, TheatreWorks, South Coast Repertory, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, for which she did the costumes for Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter in 2008, and is currently designing puppets for a new adaptation of Don Quixote on the Elizabethan stage.  

She has won two Backstage West Garland Awards and a Drama-Logue Award, and been nominated for two Ovation Awards, a Lester Horton Dance Award, and an NAACP Theater Award.

More at: lynnjeffries.com

Lynn Jeffries in TV


"... brightly inventive shadow puppetry by Lynn Jeffries."
Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

 

In 2009 Lynn will join Paul Zaloom to teach the a la carte course Shadow Puppetry: Writing, Design, Performance!

 

Photo by Michelle Zamora