Directing, Teaching, Puppetry, Set Design, Costume Design, Marketing, General Management, Project Management, Graphic Design, Writing, Filmmaking
Cabot Parsons is a visual theater artist with a wide variety of expertise across all facets of the performing arts. A director, writer, filmmaker, puppeteer, designer and fabricator, he has danced at BAM's Next Wave festival, had his short puppet film "Souris et chat" premiere at Kunstleben Gallery as part of Berlin Art Week, and project managed building a working theater for 750 and cast of over 300 at the Knockdown Center in Queens for Carnegie Hall's production of "West Side Story." He was also recently an invited participant in The National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut, where he performed the world premiere of Ronnie Burkett's "Crave." He teaches kids to adults, for several years at SUNY Orange and also the Voices of Hope Children's Choir Summer Performing Arts Camp in Newburgh. He is currently creating several short and long puppet pieces for touring and also designs and builds puppets for other puppet companies and theater companies in need of puppety goodness. He is a TANYS award winning set and costume designer. He also works on public art projects in and around his hometown of Beacon and is a recipient of the Dutchess County Excecutive Arts Award for Art in Public Places, and served as the founding chairman of the City of Beacon's Arts and Cultural Development Committee.