Susan Simpson, founder of the Manual Archives, is an experimental theater artist and filmmaker whose work involves intricate marionettes and hand manipulated projection. She is on the faculty of the CalArts School of Theater and is the co-founder and co-director of AUTOMATA, an organization devoted to the advancement of puppet theater, pre-cinema, and other forgotten or neglected forms. Her puppet plays have been presented in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles including numerous times at the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and the Velaslavasay Panorama. She is a member of a performance collective, The Little Fakers, creators of the marionette serial, Sunset Chronicles, which has appeared at venues across Los Angeles.

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