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Master Puppeteer Daniel Luce shares the story of his artistic journey and demonstrates his extraordinary puppet creations. Opportunity for audience Q&A with the artist.
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Daniel Luce is a master puppeteer, music producer and interdisciplinary artist based in Portland, Oregon. Throughout 25+ years in puppetry, Dan has studied and performed internationally under the late German marionette master, Albrecht Roser and American marionette master, Phillip Huber (Oz the Great and Powerful, Being John Malkovich). He is a repeat alumnus of the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. Dan worked for 13 years as a puppet designer and artisan fabricator for the world-renowned Michael Curry Design, where he collaborated regularly with clients including Disney, Cirque du Soleil, Universal Studios and Blue Man Group.
In late 2018, Dan launched his own puppet-centric production company, Sacred Playplace Studios, where he continues to produce original works of puppetry, music and film from his home studios, often in collaboration with his wife, Tracy McFarland, and a close circle of artists, musicians and puppeteers.