Object title
Leona Performed by
String Theory Theater (Dirk Joseph and his daughters Sequoia and Azaria) Designed and built by
Dirk Joseph Description
Leona is a character from a shadow puppet performance by String Theory Theater titled "For the Love of Cats and Dogs." This show was a satirical narrative about the dethroning of the "tyrannical leader of the free world." By saving a kitten from certain death, Leona sets in motion a series of events that topple the matrix of power controlled by Lord Knot (the main antagonist). Living Objects theme
Puppetry as Visual Art

Production title
For the Love of Cats and Dogs Years created and used
2016 Medium
Cardboard, wire, wood, fabric, glue Type of puppet
Shadow puppet Dimensions
Height: With control rod: 20”; without control rod: 12”
Width: 4”
Depth: With control rod: 3/4”; without control rod: 1/2”