and Performed by Paul Zaloom
The House of Horror was developed as a work in progress at the Unicorn Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA. The show was first presented by Dance Theater Workshop in New York, September 1988, and subsequently played at the Vineyard Theater for an extended run.
This performance has been made possible in part with commissioning funds from the New York State Council on the Arts through Dance Theater Workshopıs First Light commissioning program, and by a grant from Art Matters, Inc.
Paul Zaloom would like to express his thanks to all the people whose hard work and inspiration have made The House of Horror possible: Doug Aibel, Vince Anthony at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Marion Appel, Art Matters, Inc., Leslee Asch, the Bread and Puppet Theater, Larry Brown, Margaret Brown, Lori A. Dawson, Mildred Del Rio, Joanne Dillon, Gordon Edelstein, Cheryl Henson, the Jim Henson Foundation, Joe John, Jane Isreal, Steve Israel, Steve Kaplin, Ron Jenkins, Susan Kinney at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Donna Langman, Jim Moore, Don and Janna Osman, Barbara Pollitt, Marilyn Skoaglund, David White and Dance Theater Workshop, Dale Wittig, and Amanda Zaloom.
PAUL ZALOOM joined the Bread and Puppet Theater in 1971 and has worked in the company on and off ever since. He has performed at many venues in New York - from Alice Tully Hall to King Tutıs Wah-Wah Hut - as well as across the states - Kennedy Center, D.C.; American Repertory Theater, Cambridge; Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Charleston; and Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis. Zaloom has also schlepped all his junk on eight European tours - Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Les Semaines de la Marionette (UNIMA) Congress in Dresden, D.D.R., amongst others. Zaloomıs work has been awarded a Village Voice Obie Award (for The House of Horror), an L.A. Weekly Theater Award, a New York Dance and Performance Award (the Bessie), an American Theater Wing design award, three UNIMA-USA Citations for Excellence in the Art of Puppetry, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Mr. Zaloom currently appears as Beakman in CBS-TVıs Beakmanıs World.