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Workshop of short puppet film Nature Calls (by New Puppet Order, executive produced by Heather Henson) at the Eugene O'Neill National Puppetry Conference, WORKSHOP PRODUCTION MANAGER
Nasty, Brutish & Short at Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, CURATOR
Performing Kattrin in Mother Courage and Her Children, Minneapolis, MN
solo piece entitled "Swimming"
Sci Fi Sol by Joseph R. Lewis and Dave Asher
singing with ElvisBride, shot by brave lux
my art based on Mother Courage and Her Children
my forever band
by brave lux
from MOZAWA's Fallen
(By Michelle Alba)
In August 2015 I moved from Chicago to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film. While working on various shows and films, I am also producing passion projects.
Curious about my background? Keep reading... I am a inter-disciplinary artist, producer, and educator with a firm grounding in performance. My work pours from the desire to tear down walls and facades and reshape society into a honest and trusting community of humans first and foremost.
I create with an ever expanding tool belt of disciplines: theater, puppetry, dance, music, visual art, writing, event creation, and more. I am especially interested in the intersection of various art forms and how they can work together to express and touch.
I produce from a place of love for creation and community. I am professional, compassionate, and behave with integrity in the spirit of cooperation.
My formal performance training includes: Acting/Directing at Oberlin College, Musical Theater at CAP21 in NYC, The National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Circus Arts with Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi at the Actors Gymnasium, Clown with Paola Coletto, and Puppetry with Martin Robinson at The O'Neill National Puppetry Conference. Informal training includes more than I can fit in this box.
I have been lucky enough to work as a teaching artist...Many of the happiest moments of my life.
My work in fostering community began in college with The Oberlin commUNITY Fair, the Murray Ridge Oberlin College Alliance, and ArtsFest. In 2008 I created Element: A New Plays Festival during which over 70 artists took turns eating, sleeping, rehearsing, and performing in an old church. Next was Kapwa: An Arts-Infused Benefit for Typhoon Victims in the Philippines which raised money to send food overseas. The last large-scale project I made was Crowded House: An Explosion of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale which led an audience through an interdisciplinary experience of the story created by six teams of theater makers totaling over 50 collaborators. In her Chicago Theater Beat review, Melody Udell wrote (referring to Crowded House): "...it's the risk-takers who keep things fresh and open creative dialogue for the rest of us in the theater community. And that's certainly something to appreciate."
Though I thrive on ambitious, formal projects I find extreme joy in connecting people and spurring mutually beneficial relationships.
I envision a world of honesty, trust, and magic. One where relationships are not fostered in order to get ahead, but to sincerely know and invest in a human being. One that is not primarily influenced by power and wealth, but by beauty, awe, and care. I believe it is our job as artists and leaders to create this version of the world and spread the template as far as we can reach in hopes it catches. Part of me sincerely believes it is possible that this can be the world's M.O. (I am driven by nearly impossible challenges.)
Some stuff I do... Producing, Directing, Devising, Curating--Theater, Puppetry, Film Teaching--Puppetry, Physical Theater, Circus, Creative Writing Performing--Puppetry, Clown, Circus, Text, Music Designing--Puppets, Shadow Imagery Community Building