the arachne project

I am excited to announce that I have received partial funding from The Puffin Foundation for new devised work!   The Arachne Project will be a series of short theatre pieces about resistance.  The Greek myth of Arachne is one of defiance, knowing ones’ worth, speaking truth to power, the consequences that power inflicts, and the ways we – the defiant ones – adapt to those inflicted consequences and are able to use our newfound context to continue to be…

Potluck & Play: IS GOD IS by Aleshea Harris

Potluck and Play is a series of play readings that I will host at Performance Studio with good people, good stories and good food. I utilize these readings to engage with new material. The readings may or may not lead to a full production. The Play - IS GOD IS by Aleshea Harris. Winner of the 2016 Relentless Award, Harris' play is a modern myth about twin sisters who sojourn from the Dirty South to the California desert to exact…

First Things First

First things first....REHEARSAL BLOCKS!...and other things...but first - rehearsal blocks. I have been living in Ubana-Champaign for almost nine years and have had the great fortune of working with a lot of talented theatre artists in the community and at the university.  It was lovely to spend a little time dreaming in the space with one of my favorite set designers, Nicholas Schwartz.  Once the blocks are made, workshops can begin! performance studio      

A New Home

There is a space that I will begin working out of in downtown Urbana in the spring of 2018.  The space is The Urbana Dance Company for which I will be the Artist-in-Residence. I am simply referring to it as performance studio and have been lovingly envisioning it as a storytelling playground. I am looking forward to working and playing in the empty space.