Artistree, Inc. / Wood & Strings Theatre
Clarissa Lega and Leon Fuller
Designers, Producers, and Performers
Artistree, Inc., is a group of problem solvers, designers, and artists who have taken on theatrical production and arts education challenges in need of inspiring solutions.
Beginning in 1982, Clarissa Lega and Leon Fuller produced original plays for audiences as Wood & Strings Theatre. This national touring company has been to performing art centers, museums, festivals, and schools presenting folklore from around the world with vibrant forms of puppetry. These plays have been performed at the "National Geographic Live!" in Washington D.C., Detroit Institute of Arts, and Tribeca PAC in NYC.
In 2004, Artistree, Inc., was formed to manage Wood & Strings Theatre, which included services in designing and constructing commissioned sets and puppets for other theatrical companies. Artistree's clients for these services have included DreamWorks, Dollywood, and Kaiser Permanente. In addition, the company organizes and manages events in the arts, such as concert series, artist residencies in educational settings, and fine art exhibits.
The managing director, scenic artist, and puppetry designer for Artistree is Clarissa Lega. Leon Fuller is the artistic director and the technical design engineer for the sets and puppets that are built by the company. Each has careers spanning 40 years in this industry.
Visit their web site: www.artistreeproductions.com