In 2006, a group of like-minded artists, puppeteers and object animators came together to give birth to Sticky Fingers Productions. Those artists were Amy Clausen, Jaimie Robson, Tara Travis and Cara Yeates.
These days, Jaimie is in Montreal, rocking it as a visual artist and Cara is killing it in New York. We love them and miss them. Lucky for us, we’ve managed to soldier on, despite our missing Fingers.
The Sticky Fingers
Tara Travis, Co-Artistic Director
Tara is an actor-writer-puppeteer-creative human. She is a proud Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Sticky Fingers Productions, with whom she has co-created and performed in Down the Drain (a puppet traumedy), Swamp Lake: a stormy puppet ballet and Fluffy 10th Street to name a few. She has animated Snuggle the softener bear, and was a Puppet Supervisor and screenwriter on the PBS show Mustard Pancakes. Much of the year, she works travels around the World as a performer and Artistic Producer with Monster Theatre, and as an actor-puppeteer for hire. Select stage credits include Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Houdini’s Last Escape, Lavinia: A Modern Fairy Tale of Gigantic Proportions, The Shakespeare Show and Mini Masterpieces (Monster Theatre), Leading Ladies (The Gateway Theatre), Volpone (United Players), Buss-A-Move (Performance Kitchen Theatre), and Werewolves (Pi Theatre). She offers puppetry workshops when she’s around, so contact her if you’re interested.
Amy Clausen, Co-Artistic Director
Amy is a performer, director, arts educator and researcher. She is a proud Co-Founder of Sticky Fingers Productions, and she had the pleasure of co-creating and directing the Sticky Fingers ensemble in Down the Drain (2006), Swamp Lake: a Stormy Puppet Ballet (2007), and Downtown Animal (2012). Other select performance credits include Giant Consortium (Leaky Heaven), Ethan Claymore (Surrey Little Theatre), Brace Yourself! (Lunatique Fantastique), and the Ghost Train (Mortal Coil). She also co-founded and toured east Vancouver bars with the Pretty Sad Band for several years.
These days Amy keeps busy raising a tiny human and completing a graduate degree at UBC.
Jim Travis, Artistic Associate
Jim spent several years acting in between bouts as a high school English teacher while growing up in Calgary. He is a former artistic associate of The Shakespeare Company (based in Caglary) where he performed lead roles in The Tempest, Julius Caesar, Henry V, Measure for Measure and as actor/director in The Taming of the Shew. Other theatre credits include Beautiful Child, the fringe hit Buss-A-Move, Summer and Smoke, Ten Lost Years, Translations, It’s a Wonderful Life (TSC), and The Baltimore Waltz.