On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Hewes Design Awards - 1996
A comedic puppeteer, political satirist, filmmaker, and performance artist who lives and works in Los Angeles and tours his work all over the world, Zaloom has written, designed and performed 12 full length solo spectacles, including Fruit of Zaloom, Sick But True, his latest, Mother of All Enemies and, with Lynn Jeffries, The Abecedarium.
Zaloom started out with the renowned avant-garde puppet company, the Bread and Puppet Theater, in Vermont and has worked with this seminal company since he was 19. He began making solo shows in 1978 and has since worked with found objects, rod puppets, toy theater, shadow puppets, overhead projections, cantastoria (story telling with pictures), hand puppets, and humanettes.
Zaloom has played the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Spoleto Festival USA, AND King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut, plus hundreds of other venues in 40 states. Numerous international festivals have featured his work on his 9 tours to Europe, including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland; Les Semaines de la Marionette, Paris; and the UNIMA World Congress, Dresden.