Amy West

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To-Do List

To-Do List is an overhead projector shadow piece that takes a whimsical look at the creative process, including procrastination, writer’s block, inspiration, self-doubt, and exhilaration. It’s an homage to the nemesis and friend of every artist.

Coming Home Again

Coming Home Again is an overhead projector crankie/shadow piece set to an original song. It is a love letter to the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, a three-day Brigadoon-like community that forms in the Berkshires each August at the tri-state corner of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.

Amy West is a puppeteer, writer, photographer, musician, and wedding DJ in Boston, where she serves on the Board of Trustees at Puppet Showplace Theater and performs semi-regularly at the Puppet Showplace Slam. A graduate of UCONN’s Puppet Arts Online Graduate Certificate Program, Amy developed Purple Monkey’s Urban Jungle as part of her coursework in Advanced Shadow Theatre. 

Throughout the pandemic, Amy has hosted a weekly 30-minute Facebook Live puppet show, Ask Dolores & Friends (also available on YouTube)to entertain kids and grownups with comedy, music, book reviews, and science experiments.  

In addition to her UCONN graduate certificate, Amy has an MA in Mass Communication from Emerson College and a BA in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo.