Torry Bend
Associate Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Torry Bend is a puppet artist and scenic designer, her Scenic design has been seen in New York at La Mama, Incubator Arts Project and Dixon Place. Additional design work includes: Animal Dance, Children’s Theater Company; Pygmalion, Southwest Shakespeare Co.; Agamemnon, Getty Villa; References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, Empty Space Theatre, Seattle. Bend’s puppetry has been seen at puppet festivals across the country. The Paper Hat Game was a New York Times Critic’s Pick, received the Best Toy Theater award for 2015 at the Puppeteers of America Conference and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award. She has received grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Henson Foundation, Jerome Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board.

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Monday and Wednesday: 10am - 1pm 

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  • 109J Page, Durham, NC 27708
  • Box 90680, Durham, NC 27708-0680

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