For Colored Girls… (Arts-Based Dialogue)

From September 2018-May 2019, I am co-leading/creating (with Karen Crawford Simms) an arts-based dialogue for women of color for which Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf as the impetus.  Once per month we gather, share a light meal, and ponder the text and the imagery.

Quantum Voyages (Re-Mix)

Last year Latrelle Bright (Theatre) and Smitha Vishveshwara (Physics) devised QUANTUM VOYAGES, a new theatre piece about the quantum world that premiered in March of 2018 for our Nobel Laureate Sir Tony Leggett's 80th birthday celebration at the University of Illinois followed by a performance at The Beckman Institute. This year we are headed to the American Physical Society conference in Boston in March of 2019! We learned a lot during our first round with the text and performance and…

Potluck & Play

Potluck & Play success! Thank you to all who came out to read and listen to "The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World," by Suzan-Lori Parks. I'd been wanting to experience this play in some way for a long time. Insights into meaning (other than my own) deepened my appreciation for this play. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!  

Works-in-Progress

Works-In-Progress Sunday, December 2 2:00pm – 4:00pm FREE Working on a new piece and want some feedback? Interested in seeing new work? Join us for WIP. Up to 5 artists can show 7-10 minutes of a performance piece they are working on. A facilitator (Rachel Storm) will guide responses to the artist’s work from the audience using the Liz Lerman Critical Response Process. On the Schedule: Three Brothers of a Mother (Kvn Tajzea), Stories in the Water (Latrelle Bright), Untitled…

Narrative Theatre Workshop

Narrative Theatre WorkshopSaturday, December 82:00pm – 6:00pmFee: $25 per participantCapacity: 20 In this 4-hour workshop we will work on dramatizing non-dramatic text using a passage from Haruki Murakami’s novel Kafka on the Shore. The first two hours will be creating a performance of this text with the participants. I also ask that everyone bring a brief literary passage that they are drawn to for possible dramatizing. The second two hours we’ll use devising and physical theatre techniques to bring the…

Couple’s Theatre Workshop!

Couple’s Theatre! Saturday, November 10 6:00pm – 8:00pm Fee: $15 per participant Capacity: 10 couples Couple’s Theatre is two hours of theatre games, improvisation and devising! Couples of all kinds (life partners, siblings, co-workers, besties, neighbors etc.) are welcome. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and groove in. Join us for a fun way to connect with your bestie and other humans. You can pay at the door with cash OR you can pay online HERE: https://www.urbanadancecompany.com/register Scroll down…