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.

ART NOW

Artist, Latrelle Bright, speaks about her artwork on this episode of Art Now. Art Now is an award-winning mini-documentary series that has produced over 80 episodes on local artists working in Champaign-Urbana and the surrounding areas since July 2010. A joint production by the Urbana Public Arts Program and Urbana Public Television, Art Now highlights members of the Urbana's creative community and introduces local artists to the viewers of the program. For more information, visit: www.urbanaillinois.us/artnow. Art Now Interview with…

Stories in the Water for Memphis FRINGE

I am happy to announce that I will be performing a new solo piece at the Voices of the South Memphis FRINGE Performance Festival in April 2018! Stories in the Water explores deeply rooted relationships black people have with our most precious resource. From the shore of the vast ocean to the “community” swimming pool, a woman leads an expedition through the memory water holds. Leaving the safety of solid ground, water engulfs her, carries her across space time and delivers her…

Fun Home

The Station Theatre presents: Promo Video FUN HOME based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel Music Jeanine Tesori Book and Lyrics by Lisa Kron When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her…