Shoshanna Utchenik is director of Interstate Arts, bringing creativity to the center of everyday life through interdisciplinary and collaborative art projects, based in Detroit. She earned her MFA from Northwestern University in Art Theory and Practice, and BFA from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she was introduced to contemporary puppetry as a student of Blair Thomas, and intern of Redmoon Theater.
Shoshanna has served as Artistic Associate of Redmoon Theater and Links Hall, Chicago. She curated the ‘Winterroot Puppet Festival’ and ‘Cucaracha Cabaret.’ Teaching experience includes SAIC, Gallery 37 and Urban Gateways. Performance/exhibition include the Museum of Contemporary Art, Steppenwolf Studio Theater, Links Hall, Rowland Contemporary, kasia kay art projects, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; Block Museum, Evanston; The Herron, Indianapolis; Public Theater, NYC; Ana Desetnica Festival, KAPSULA gallery, and Puppet Theater of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Awards include Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in New Performance Forms, CIRA and GRG grants from Northwestern, and a Jeff Award for Redmoon’s ‘Hunchback.’ Follow Interstate Arts on twitter @interstatearts
Shows with BT&Co: Hard Headed Heart, A Kite’s Tale, With Love From Edgar Allen Poe.