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…

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,…

For Colored Girls… (Arts-Based Dialogue)

From September 2018-May 2019, Karen Crawford Simms and I are co-leading 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 is the impetus.  Once per month we gather, share a light meal, and ponder the text and the imagery.

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 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…