Leah Ogawa is a puppeteer, performer, and model based in New York City. She recently graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where she fell in love with puppetry through her training with Dan Hurlin and Tom Lee. Her recent credit includes Dream of Land (Asian Art Initiative), Shank’s Mare (La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club), and Tea (Sarah Lawrence College). Leah is also an artist-in-residence at The Unsoft War with her artistic collaborator Valerie Pham. They are in the process of exploring the use of human body and shapes to tell a visual driven story.
Linh "Valerie" Pham is a NY-based interdisciplinary storyteller and a recent graduate from Sarah Lawrence College. She is interested in movements, puppetry, animation, pretty words, ugly words and all things magical. Her aim as a playwright, screenwriter, filmmaker, animator, director, projection designer, assistant of varying degrees is to help tell stories in a way that disrupts and destabilizes orders. Valerie believes in the power of narrative, the tremendous impact of representation and lipsticks. She is currently an artist-in-residence at The Unsoft War. Along with her artistic collaborator and puppeteer Leah Ogawa, they are creating a multimedia “oneiric” experiment on love and human connections.