Xander Marro

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Xander Marro (born 1975) is an American artist, underground puppet maker, and arts non-profit director based in Providence, Rhode Island.


She is a member of the Dirt Palace, a feminist art collective, where she makes movies, puppet shows, prints, and phone calls. She curated the long-running "Movies with Live Soundtracks" series and toured with "Bird Songs of the Bauharoque," a two-woman puppet operetta starring her alter-egos, Lady Longarms and Madame von Temper Tantrum, as well as the alter-ego of Becky Stark, who is Marro's other half in the band Lavender Diamond.[1] In her spare time she works as the Managing Director of Providence Not-for-Profit arts organization AS220. She graduated from Brown University in Art/Semiotics.[2][3]

Marro is described by the Providence Phoenix as a "puppet-maker and projectionist steeped in the underground."[4] Worked with jim Hensen'


  1. ^ "Blood from a Turnip Late Night Puppet Cabaret". www.ridance.com. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  2. ^ Tannenbaum, Judith, and Maya Allison. (2006) Wunderground: Providence, 1995 to the Present. Providence, R.I.: Museum of Art, RISD. Print.
  3. ^ "Art:21 Preview and Artist's Talk". Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  4. ^ "Rhode Island's Most Influential". The Providence Phoenix News. Retrieved 2016-02-08.

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