From 2012 - 2015, this little orange monster accompanied me to many auditions and show openings.  He was especially important at the auditions, because he was a reminder to have fun.  It's hard to take yourself too seriously when you're sneaking off to take a selfie with a puppet.

This is a chronicle of our adventures in that time, in approximate reverse chronological order.

Fast Company CB 2, 2015

Fast Company CB 2, 2015

Fast Company CB, 2015

Fast Company CB, 2015

National Puppetry Festival, 2015

National Puppetry Festival, 2015

Fast Company Audition, 2015

Fast Company Audition, 2015

Washburn is always skeptical of other puppets

Washburn is always skeptical of other puppets

Opening Night Pinocchio, WFT 2015 with my favorite ladies

Opening Night Pinocchio, WFT 2015 with my favorite ladies

C1, Edith Callback 2014

C1, Edith Callback 2014

Liars & Believers call 2014

Liars & Believers call 2014

The first of many group photos!  I am so excited to embark on this year long journey!  Nov. 10, 2013  XX Playlab -- Astroboy and the God of Comics  Company One

The first of many group photos!  I am so excited to embark on this year long journey!

Nov. 10, 2013

XX Playlab -- Astroboy and the God of Comics

Company One

Opening night of Astroboy and the God of Comics, 2014 -- one of the most life changing shows I have ever been a part of.

Opening night of Astroboy and the God of Comics, 2014 -- one of the most life changing shows I have ever been a part of.

Wee beasties closing  First, Second  2014

Wee beasties closing First, Second 2014

I think this is from C1 season audition: 2014

I think this is from C1 season audition: 2014

I think this was an audition at Central Square... 2014

I think this was an audition at Central Square... 2014

Wee beasties rehearsal  First, Second  2014

Wee beasties rehearsal First, Second 2014

Jojo and I at Blue Window Callbacks 2014

Jojo and I at Blue Window Callbacks 2014

Huntington Call, Stewart and I raced here after a WMMM.  Washburn is out of breath.

Huntington Call, Stewart and I raced here after a WMMM.  Washburn is out of breath.

Clowning around

Clowning around

Prepping for Blue Window callbacks, 2014

Prepping for Blue Window callbacks, 2014

Washburne, meet dragon

Washburne, meet dragon

Look! We found a Brett at an audition, 2014

Look! We found a Brett at an audition, 2014

New friend at Blue Window auditions, 2014

New friend at Blue Window auditions, 2014

Opening night of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon with JOJO! (2014)

Opening night of Where the Mountain Meets the Moon with JOJO! (2014)

Don't remember what this one was for. Probably Brown Box with Joe Kidd!

Don't remember what this one was for. Probably Brown Box with Joe Kidd!

Again, don't remember what this audition was for.

Again, don't remember what this audition was for.

Washburne and Collette! Both a little spaced out.  HMT, 2013 Brewed Closing

Washburne and Collette! Both a little spaced out.

HMT, 2013 Brewed Closing

Washburne thinks its pretty cool that Nanette is a racecar driver  HMT, 2013 Brewed Closing

Washburne thinks its pretty cool that Nanette is a racecar driver

HMT, 2013 Brewed Closing

Juliette and Washburne!!  HMT, 2013 Brewed Closing

Juliette and Washburne!!

HMT, 2013 Brewed Closing

See Wash, we don't really hate eachother! (Paulie and Roxie)  HMT, 2013 Brewed Closing

See Wash, we don't really hate eachother! (Paulie and Roxie)

HMT, 2013 Brewed Closing

Stage manager of all stagemanagers  HMT, Brewed 2013

Stage manager of all stagemanagers

HMT, Brewed 2013

Washburne and Babette!  HMT, 2013 Brewed closing

Washburne and Babette!

HMT, 2013 Brewed closing

Closing night of Brewed, with the girlfriend! Leebot.  HMT, 2013

Closing night of Brewed, with the girlfriend! Leebot.

HMT, 2013

Closing night of Brewed  HMT, 2013

Closing night of Brewed

HMT, 2013

Buckling down for The Haberdasher  Argos Production, 2013

Buckling down for The Haberdasher

Argos Production, 2013

Crazy Death of a Salesman Eyes!  Lyric 2013

Crazy Death of a Salesman Eyes!

Lyric 2013

Astroboy CB  C1 2013

Astroboy CB

C1 2013

Phillian, Jojo, and Ktreds -- Miss Saigon  North Shore Music Theatre 2013

Phillian, Jojo, and Ktreds -- Miss Saigon

North Shore Music Theatre 2013

One photo for the imaginary beasts audition as well as the Not Jenny CB. (I missed the photo for one...)

One photo for the imaginary beasts audition as well as the Not Jenny CB. (I missed the photo for one...)

Friends at the the Happy Medium Season Call! 2013

Friends at the the Happy Medium Season Call! 2013

Wash decided he wanted long hair for Company One's Season Auditions (2013)

Wash decided he wanted long hair for Company One's Season Auditions (2013)

Astroboy  Company One 2013

Astroboy

Company One 2013

Not Jenny auditions with Caroline and Janelle  Bridge Rep 2013

Not Jenny auditions with Caroline and Janelle

Bridge Rep 2013

Washburne decided he wanted to drive home from Stoneham.  Miracle on 24th Street 2013      

Washburne decided he wanted to drive home from Stoneham.

Miracle on 24th Street 2013

 

 

Twins   Boston Actors Theatre 2013

Twins 

Boston Actors Theatre 2013

Post Sila audition/post puppet show.  A little loopy.

Post Sila audition/post puppet show.  A little loopy.

Feeling good after the Lyric non-eq call

Feeling good after the Lyric non-eq call

Phebe callback! ASP

Phebe callback! ASP

Chilling with Washy outside before  The Hobbit  Dwarf callback

Chilling with Washy outside before The Hobbit Dwarf callback

Washburne was inspired by Brundibar/But the Giraffe. URT Musical call.

Washburne was inspired by Brundibar/But the Giraffe. URT Musical call.

First Boston Casting call! (that i could make)

First Boston Casting call! (that i could make)

Hobbit audition for Wheelock

Hobbit audition for Wheelock

Izzy call for Seminar at Stoneham

Izzy call for Seminar at Stoneham

Harry and I after the Jungle Book Understudy auditions for the Huntington

Harry and I after the Jungle Book Understudy auditions for the Huntington

Washburne and I and our post-Stoneham EPA treat

Washburne and I and our post-Stoneham EPA treat

Donkey Show audition with JoJo!

Donkey Show audition with JoJo!

Washburne doesn't know how he feels about the other puppet in my life, Farrah.

Washburne doesn't know how he feels about the other puppet in my life, Farrah.

Opening night of She Kills Monsters  with succubus makeup  2013

Opening night of She Kills Monsters

with succubus makeup

2013

First "hopeful through" for She Kills Monsters  with Jojo and Stuart

First "hopeful through" for She Kills Monsters

with Jojo and Stuart

After the NETC auditions (at which I forgot my makeup), I was glad to have this little guy's support.

After the NETC auditions (at which I forgot my makeup), I was glad to have this little guy's support.

Midsummer Callback for Puck! (With some of the gang I hung out with that afternoon.)  Brown Box Theatre Project

Midsummer Callback for Puck! (With some of the gang I hung out with that afternoon.)

Brown Box Theatre Project

Almost forgot this guy for the callback. 

Almost forgot this guy for the callback. 

Cause you can't do Mercutio with dirty teeth.  A Midsummer's Night Dream  Brown Box Theatre Project, 2013

Cause you can't do Mercutio with dirty teeth.

A Midsummer's Night Dream

Brown Box Theatre Project, 2013

Its the day of the reading ya'll!  99% Stone, The Theatre Offensive  2013

Its the day of the reading ya'll!

99% Stone, The Theatre Offensive

2013

Its the day of the reading ya'll!  99% Stone, The Theatre Offensive  2013

Its the day of the reading ya'll!

99% Stone, The Theatre Offensive

2013

 Its the day of the reading ya'll! (With our fearless director and stage manager)  99% Stone, The Theatre Offensive  2013

 Its the day of the reading ya'll! (With our fearless director and stage manager)

99% Stone, The Theatre Offensive

2013

The obligatory picture!  Its the day of the reading ya'll!  99% Stone, The Theatre Offensive  2013   

The obligatory picture!

Its the day of the reading ya'll!

99% Stone, The Theatre Offensive

2013

 

Rocking out at the Rooms: the Musical audition.  Bad Habit Productions

Rocking out at the Rooms: the Musical audition.

Bad Habit Productions

Load in #2 with Fresh Ink  Fire on Earth  2013

Load in #2 with Fresh Ink

Fire on Earth

2013

Opening night of 33 Variations with Lyric Stage Company.  Wardrobe/Run Crew 2013

Opening night of 33 Variations with Lyric Stage Company.

Wardrobe/Run Crew 2013

Mildred Fierce audition with Gold Dust Orphans

Mildred Fierce audition with Gold Dust Orphans

In one day: Embryos strike, Audition for 99% Stone with The Theatre Offensive, and another callback for She Kills Monsters.   2012

In one day: Embryos strike, Audition for 99% Stone with The Theatre Offensive, and another callback for She Kills Monsters. 

2012

Keep Calm and Roll Initiative Part 2  Fight Callbacks --- with Dakota Shepard  Company One 2012

Keep Calm and Roll Initiative Part 2

Fight Callbacks --- with Dakota Shepard

Company One 2012

Keep calm and Roll Initative  She Kills Monsters Callbacks  Company One, 2012

Keep calm and Roll Initative

She Kills Monsters Callbacks

Company One, 2012

Fun and games at the KidStage audition  CityStage

Fun and games at the KidStage audition

CityStage

First load in as Fresh Ink's production manager  The Embryos, 2012

First load in as Fresh Ink's production manager

The Embryos, 2012

Being fierce at the SHE KILL MONSTERS auditions  Company One

Being fierce at the SHE KILL MONSTERS auditions

Company One

Closer Auditions  Bad Habits Auditions

Closer Auditions

Bad Habits Auditions

Anne of Green Gables opening night  Wheelock Family Theatre, 2012

Anne of Green Gables opening night

Wheelock Family Theatre, 2012