The Flynn, the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain, and King Street Youth Center join together to offer a two-week camp that uses puppetry, sculpture, and performance to explore local ecology. We’ll work with ECHO instructors and take what we’ve learned to build large kinetic sculptures and puppets that we’ll use to create a performance in an outdoor space in Burlington. Creativity, collaboration, storytelling, community, and fun!
Sebastienne is a performance-maker, installation artist, and educator with more than 30 years of experience in interdisciplinary arts and arts education. Her work integrates visual installation, puppetry, storytelling, dance, and theater. In addition to making her own work, Mundheim is a thought-partner and consultant for numerous other artists and arts organizations.
Mundheim began her career as a painter and writer, earning her BA and BFA at the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Wanting to get away from a solitary studio practice, she began working in communities designing and implementing parades, installations, and arts-based learning experiences. In 2007, she focused her practice by founding and artistic-directing White Box Theatre (WBT), a project-based nonprofit which creates responsive and immersive interdisciplinary, arts-based learning experiences, performances, and public events, for people of all ages. Works are created in partnership with museums, universities, theatre companies, dance troupes, community groups, and schools.
Mundheim/WBT have been commissioned and/or presented by institutions nationally and internationally including: The Rosenbach Museum and Library, The University of Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, The Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, The Arden Theatre, PA Ballet, Franklin and Marshall College, Keene State University, Vermont Performance Lab, Marlboro College, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts, and The Irish Ministry of Arts and Culture. Mundheim has received national recognition from the Kennedy Center for the Arts for Puppetry Design and Direction. She has several Barrymore Awards (Philadelphia’s Excellence in Theatre Award). She received her EdM from Harvard in 2000.
Mundheim is currently working on a commission from the Art Yard, Frenchtown, New Jersey, inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh to be performed in the Spring of 2023. She is also working on a project with Pig Iron Theatre Company, and the Deadalus Quartet on Bela Bartok and Rumanian myth, to be performed fall of 2023.