IMNOTLOST was formed in New York City in 2003 when Slutty Puppets became a regular cabaret evening at CBGB's
Gallery. "the newest in DIY punk rock style puppetry" (culturebot) In the fall of that year, we produced Belly
Dream Real, a surreal play, first at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, then at One Arm Red, and much later at Here's American Living
Room Festival 06. In 2004 the
company received a residency at New York's "downtown Lincoln Center", Here Arts Center, to develop the abstract
puppet show, A Seemingly Unified Spectacle as a Dream-Music Puppetry project. (Also supported by a Chashama Visual
Arts Area Award and a One Arm Red Space grant.) The "arresting" puppet show (NY Cool) premiered to sold out
houses at Here's 2006 Culturemart festival.
Between 2004 and 2006 imnotlost produced several art and performance projects involving puppetry, dance, and
multimedia, as well as a series of cabaret performance evenings. PUKE and Raise Plow Presents were presented
at The Tank, Collective Unconscious, and CBGB's Gallery. OnRed, an interactive online art installation, was
installed at One Arm Red. The live video choreography project, Movement With Screens was presented in sections
at One Arm Red, Gertrude Stein Repertory Theater, AREA10/ NodeLondon and Eyewash. 2005 began the long development
of Do You Copy?, a multimedia puppet show (first presented in short form at the
Hoontown International Puppet Festival 05 and supported by a Digital Performance Institute Residency.)
In 2007 imnotlost delved more deeply into the development of Do You Copy? We had an intensive build period
leading up to a week of dramaturgical work at the Puppet Centre Trust in London, followed by a week of performance
practice at the Puppet Rampage Festival. In 2008 imnotlost continued work on COPY with a development week at the
Little Angel Theatre in London, and two work in progress performances at One Arm Red, which were supported by funding from NYSCA,
the Puffin Foundation Ltd., Jon Meyer, and individual donors.
Also In 2008: imnotlost was invited to remount Slutty Puppets as a regular puppet slam at the new Galapagos Art
Space in DUMBO; We hosted our first fundraiser, the Fake Puppet Science Fair; and imnotlost received a Chashama
Performance Residency Award in collaboration with Infinite Coast. This resulted in the development and production
of Dark Space in Feb 2009, a site-specific abstract puppet show. "It succeeded at suspending time." (audience).
2009 continued with the creation of The Poofs, which first appeared as live public art at the Governor's Island Art Fair and the first iteration
of The Eye Which We Do Not Have, a live puppet show utilizing cinematic techniques presented at Dixon Place. Both of these projects have continued
through 2010 into 2011 as did the conversation series, Fireside Puppet Chats, conversations with puppeteers about subjects other than puppetry.
Imnotlost continued to involve itself in the larger New York puppet community by performing at Puppet Playlist (with Sapphire Bullets of Love),
the GSW International Toy Theater Festival (with Unseen and Untouched), Punch Puppet Slam, and a Dream-Music Puppet Parlor.
Most recently, Artistic Director Kate Brehm, delivered a lecture and performance at the Puppetry and Postdramatic Performance Conference in Storrs,
CT in April 2011. She will teach a workshop in the movement of puppets, Bodies in Space, at the Puppeteers of America Conference this summer.