Carla Rudy earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She moved to Los Angeles to write and perform with a sketch comedy troupe, successfully replacing one of the actors with a puppet in a game show sketch. With that, her professional puppetry career began!
Carla’s Film/TV credits include seasons 11 & 12 of Mystery Science Theater 3000, Team America: World Police, Oscar’s Hotel, Mack & Moxy, Shayna’s Place, Stool Pigeon, Agro & York, Hate… (*a comedy), and commercials for Old Spice, Fandango.com, Mattel, Kellogg’s, and Subaru.
Carla puppeteered with the musician Beck’s world tour, which included appearances on Saturday Night Live, MTV, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Other stage credits include the 2010 LA Pee-wee Herman Show, The Little Prince, Bear in the Big Blue House Live, Adventure Time Live, and the original children’s puppet musical Dream Carver. Voiceover credits include Automation, Armed Forces Radio, and Nougat. Carla is a SAG-AFTRA member.
Carla was a participant in the Sesame Workshop, at Sesame Street headquarters in NYC. She performed with the Jim Henson Company’s improv puppet troupe Puppet Up! Uncensored, and studied improv with the Groundlings and Impro Theatre.
Carla was a scholarship recipient to the Puppeteers of America West Coast festival, where she was selected by Muppets head writer Jerry Juhl for his scriptwriting workshop.
Performing has led Carla happily back to her writing roots. Carla is the creator of thriftstorefitness.com, where she reviews used fitness DVDs from the thrift store. Her short story “The Show Must Go On” was featured on The Weird Christmas Podcast. She is a speaker at storytelling events throughout Los Angeles, slated to appear on an upcoming presentation of Strong Words Live. She was a winner on the Trivial Pursuit game show and gets way too excited about obscure nonsense.