University of Memphis Residency

Latrelle is happy to announce that she will be facilitating a week-long residency in September on Directing and Devising at her alma mater, The University of Memphis.

Best Arts 2017: Smile Politely

A huge thank you to Rebecca Knaur for the shout out in Smile Politely.  I love this arts community! Best Arts 2017: Smile Politely  

Quantum Voyages

After participating in Smitha Vishveshwara's Where the Arts Meet Physics course for the past two spring semesters, the two are teaming up with Kirstie Simson (Dance) to create a new multi-media, interdisciplinary piece about the quantum world.  Stay tuned for updates as Latrelle will be documenting the process. Quantum Voyages - University of Illinois PHYS-498 Krannert Art Museum Exhibit   Guided by Sapienza, the spirit of knowledge, two voyagers enter the microscopic realm of atomic landscapes and quantum conundrums to discover…

River of Hope: Save a Place. Change Your Life.

Latrelle is currently working with Prairie Rivers Network (PRN) interviewing some of the founders of PRN who opposed "...the construction of the Oakley Reservoir on the Sangamon River near Monticello. This is the location of Allerton Park, a locally cherished natural area; Oakley Reservoir would have put tens of thousand of acres of Allerton Park underwater. This group of concerned and dedicated citizens, calling itself the Committee on Allerton Park (COAP), successfully halted the Oakley Reservoir."  The documentary "River of Hope:…

NEWS: The Water Project – Next Performance

PRN Day at Allerton Protecting Our Land, Water, and Wildlife: a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Stewardship Join us at the Allerton Music Barn in Monticello for the PRN Day at Allerton! In 1967, a walk in the Allerton woods sparked a stewardship campaign to save the Sangamon River from a proposed dam. Fifty years of stewardship later, PRN board, staff, members, and friends are celebrating the protection of the river and these beautiful woods. Join us for a day of…

Where the Arts Meet Physics

I am auditing the class "Where the Arts Meet Physics" taught by physics professor Smitha Vishveshwara.  We are moving toward an exhibit of our projects to be hosted at Krannert Art Museum April 13-20, 2017. The universe is an extraordinary place. At the cosmic scale, the universe expands, galaxies form and swirl around their centers, stars ignite into being and undergo fiery deaths, massive objects set off gravitational ripples in space-time. At the planetary scale, Newtonian mechanics dictates the path…

Sleep Deprivation Chamber

Sleep Deprivation Chamber by Adam P. and Adrienne Kennedy The Station Theatre March 23 - April 8 All performances at 8pm THE PLAY In this autobiographical drama, a broken taillight leads to the brutal beating of a highly educated, middle-class black man by a policeman in suburban Virginia. The Kennedys interweave the trial of the victimized son (accused of assaulting the offending officer) with the mother’s poignant letters in his defense and her remembrances of growing up in the 1940s,…

A Charlie Brown Christmas

by Charles Schulz.  Parkland College, December 1-11 I've focused on the final words from Linus' speech, "good will toward men" and would do a 2016 revision of the language to say, "good will towards people, animals and nature."  It's really telling that Charlie Brown uses the word "depressed" to describe how he is feeling in the midst of the commercialism he sees around him.  Snoopy's Christmas decorations don't lift his spirit.  Sally's long list to Santa doesn't lift his spirit.…

The Gun Play(s) Series

Latrelle worked with Nicole Anderson Cobb (Samaritan Productions) on this series.   ************* The Celebration Company at the Station Theater is proud to announce the Gun Play(s) Series that will feature ten 10-minute plays about gun violence in America throughout its 45th season. Four years ago Nicole Anderson-Cobb, PhD put out a call for playwrights to respond to gun violence in the artistic form of 10-minute plays. The response was overwhelming causing her to enlist colleagues from across the country to…

NEWS: ACE Awards Nominee 2016

Latrelle is happy to have been considered!  The ACE (arts, culture and education) Awards are presented annually by 40 North | 88 West in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month to honor the work of artists, teachers, businesses, individuals, organizations, volunteers, community and government leaders. Each award highlights a different part of the cultural life of our community and celebrates those that, through hard work, dedication, and creative energy, cultivate the arts of Champaign County.