Marilyn has been an Artist in Residence in
schools, museums, libraries, adult learning retreat and camps
across the country. Her experiences range from one day to five
weeks and the project is always designed with the particular
client in mind.
For example at a school in Madison, Wisconsin
Marilyn worked in 16 classrooms to produce puppets and a performance
from each group whereas in a camp in Illinois she spent one morning
creating 16 foot puppets for a puppet parade with identifiable
characters designed to spread the message of peace. One summer
Marilyn as the Artist in Residence was available to an Art Museum
to do performances related to the Art Exhibit on display.
There is no such thing as a standard 'Artist
In Residency' program and the details of each visit are handled
carefully and with great concern for the client and the participants.
Most AIRs of duration begin with performances and a teacher workshop
followed by individual programs in the schools. Others might
involve one school and a major show in the community.