Moolah (working title) — Work in progress
For the last year and a half I’ve been slowly workshopping an interdisciplinary project examining themes of money, worth, and value. Looking at questions of how net worth impacts self worth and what we value as a society. Nothing too heavy. ;) The piece is still very larval. In summer 2017 a group of theater artists including Sarah Knittel, Donna Jean Fogel, Ashley Demain, Tony Bolante, Devon Preston, and Sarah Gardner joined me for a few short workshops to look at some performance doors into the themes. I’ve also been exploring on my own through visual art, writing, and community meet-ups with other artists and gig economy workers who want to support each other in our financial goals.
Project vehicles: performance (clown, dance, music); visual art (cheeky linocut prints — they will eventually be for sale!); community-based practice
Path of Totality
In September 2017 I was lucky to have the opportunity to travel to Iceland for the first time. Part of my time there was spent at Gunnarshus writer’s residency and part of my time was spent traveling along the south of the island and the northwest peninsula, taking photos, gathering thoughts for a travelogue, and inspiration for writing. For the short term, my time there inspired a short piece of fiction titled Path of Totality, which I started writing in Iceland and continued at a subsequent residency that fall at Drop Forge & Tool in Hudson, NY.
Vehicles: short fiction (current); short film (possibly future)
The Long Tides — low tide
It’s hard to believe it’s been more than two years since The Long Tides premiered! I’m still so grateful to the audiences who saw the show and shared in the experience. Since then, one of the things I've enjoyed most in my reflections on how it all went is looking back at the seminar cards that audiences filled out -- index cards where they jotted down moments from their morning routines, and how long each task took. I've photographed many of them as part of the documentation of the show, and they are fueling some early inspiration for a reinvention of this piece at a later date. I’m looking forward to eventually reimagining this piece, with inspiration from the first tide and the time that has passed since.