Men on Boats

Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus Directed by Latrelle Bright The Station Theatre - Urbana, IL October 4 - October 20 Ten Explorers. Four boats. One Grand Canyon. MEN ON BOATS is the true(ish) history of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. There is a feminist spin in that the 10 male volunteers are played by ethnically diverse women, female-identifying, trans-identifying,…

Couple’s Theatre

I had a lovely time with these beautiful folk this evening and I'm excited about the possibilities for P.S.! Thank you to all who were able to participate!! Couple's Theatre is a PILOT version of a workshop I am hosting on Saturday, May 12th from 6p-8p. Couples of all kinds (life partners, siblings, co-workers, besties, etc.) engage in theatre games and writing and movement and sound exercises.

Potluck & Play: IS GOD IS by Aleshea Harris

    The first Potluck and Play in the new space was a great experience! The readers read the hell outta their characters and the listeners were so thoughtful in their responses to this powerful, brutal and funny piece of theatre.   To the bone it was indicative of what I wish the Performance Studio space to feel like.  Home and comfort. ****** Potluck and Play is a series of play readings that I will host at Performance Studio with good people,…

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…

CPCP Catalyst Initiative: Journey to Water

Prairie Rivers Network and theatre artist Latrelle Bright have teamed up for a "Journey to Water", an effort to connect and discuss the relationship of African-Americans to water and local water sources.  An intergenerational group of 20 African Americans will caravan to the Middle Fork Vermillion River for a day excursion on Saturday, September 22nd.  The event is free and will be filled with storytelling, story-sharing, photography, canoeing, art and education about water, our precious resource. This effort is made…