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Called "one of the most original and talented political satirists working in the theater" by the New York Times, Paul Zaloom is an OBIE-winning puppeteer and performance artist who has written, designed and performed 12 solo spectacles, including Fruit of Zaloom, Zaloominations, and Creature from the Blue Zaloom.
His highly idiosyncratic work utilizes techniques such as overhead projection, government document expose, cantastoria (picture performance), and hand, rod, shadow, found object, and dummy puppets.
Zaloom has performed his work across the U.S. at many types of venues, including the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the Walker Arts Center, Spoleto Festival USA, UCLA Performing Arts Series, the American Repertory Theater, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art, King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut, and hundreds of others. He's also played the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland; Les Semaines de la Marionette, Paris; the UNIMA World Congress, Dresden; Vienna Festival; and many others on 9 international tours.