In March of 2020, in the midst of a global pause, we started making sock puppet videos to spread a little joy during an otherwise bleak time. We incorporated our 20+ years of combined experience in theatre, design, and education and voilà, Sockz Theatre was born. The response amazed us -- families watched these videos and then got creative by making art inspired by what we did. This motivated us to keep creating. We use found objects and other recycled materials as our primary medium (also called “upcycling”) -- which generates an enthusiasm for reducing consumption (vital for healing the environment). Through our videos and workshops, we hope to unleash your imagination and encourage radical creativity.
—Christian and Eric
Christian Perry | Creator
Christian Perry is a multimedia storyteller and artist. He has a background in theatre and has performed Off-Broadway and throughout the US. His work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and others. Christian is also a teaching-artist and works closely with schools and museums to facilitate art and literacy programs. He is inspired to create work that infuses equal parts humor and heart. See more at xtianperry.com.
Eric Tsuchiyama | Creator
Eric is a multidisciplinary artist and award-winning designer. He has a background in theatre and dance (where, appropriately, he has played mostly non-human characters). Eric has worked extensively as a graphic designer for Broadway productions and other live events including: The Tony Awards; The Phantom of the Opera; The Spongebob Musical; and Wicked. He is inspired to work on projects that encourage creativity, foster community, and inspire a love for our planet. If you like what he does with socks, you should see what he does with knots!
See more at erictsuch.net
Cricket | Studio Supervisor
Before joining the Sockz team, Cricket was the Chief Security Officer for Paradise Gardens Retirement Community. She has a robust resume, having successfully intimidated hundreds of postal workers and delivery drivers. As Studio Supervisor, she oversees the day-to-day operations; most notably, Craft Services.