Known worldwide as a marionette builder with a long history of innovation in hand-puppets, rod-puppets, shadow-puppets, Vietnamese water-puppets, automata, and large costumes / stage puppets.
THE CASTIRON CAROUSEL
And Other Marionette Troupes
For over decade Geahk Burchill was the co-founder, Director, and Artistic Director of The CastIron Carousel Marionette Troupe, a live performance puppet company bringing grown-up themes and dark stories to audiences in Portland and the Northwest. Described as 'H.G. Welles meets H.P. Lovecraft' they told stories of ancient books, cantankerous contraptions and cosmic horror from out side The Void Beyond Time and the very bottom of The Uncanny Valley.
Previously Geahk Burchill had been a member or collaborator of three other troupes:
The Scratch Brothers Presto-Digital Phantasmagoria, 1998-2000
Ragged Things: With Strings Attached, 2001 - 2002
Skin & Bones, with the late Sean Rothery 2002 - 2004
The CastIron Carousel founded with Adam Bolivar, 2004 - 2015