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  • Have you missed me?

    April 18, 2013 | Posted By: | Friendly :) · life |

    Me too!  I’ve been on the road since January and this trend shall continue for 2013.  I’m working on my post graduate life and plans, which are coming together slowly and slowly.  Please keep you eyes peeled.  gross.  Keep your eyes open for updates on my whereabouts, as any day I could find myself in your neck of the woods.  In the coming year it’s possible I could be spending time in the following cities:

    Charlotte, NC

    Denver, CO

    Lawrence, KS

    Minneapolis, MN

    New York, NY

    Albuquerque, NM

    Austin, TX

    and all the places in between….

     

    peace,

    e

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    What the heck am i up to right now?

    February 21, 2013 | Posted By: | Friendly :) · life · Theatre |

    I’m so glad you’re interested!  Currently, I’m working on Basil Twist’s Rite of Spring as a puppeteer and his Asst. Director.  It’s a total blast and the show will be premiering in North Carolina this April.  If you’re interested check out this blog http://basiltwistriteofspring.blogspot.com  OR Basil’s regular website basiltwist.com

    In my tiny moments of freedom I’ve been trying to get thing sorted out with the documentation from my thesis project. Soon to be publicly known as Objectification. Or something like that.  It’s without question my most ambitious undertaking as an artist thus far and I’m excited to develop it further and share it with you.

    Other than that I’m busy trying to line up gigs for the remainder of 2013 and working on grants and residencies for 2014.  Once things start to firm up I’ll be sure an post all the latest news right here. Until then, do what you love or love what you do.

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    What is my process? (5)

    February 3, 2013 | Posted By: | Art · life |

    Well, the performance happened! It went really well.  I’ll be adding materials to the portfolio section of my website, but in the mean time here are a few pictures:

    paper pieces part three

    paper pieces part one

    In the 11th hour i recruited the fabulous emily hall, with whom I write a burger blog. So many of the choices I was wrestling with  became clear once I needed to explain how I wanted the performance to work to another person.  Unfortunately, video of the piece doesn’t exist.  This entry is a little weak I know, but I’ve lost steam from this project.  I suppose the best thing to do would be write a conclusion of some sort….

    My process is not fixed.

    My process is unpredictable.

    My process is one of my favorite things about being an artist. I like that I can imagine in ways that no one of few have dared. I like that I’m an inventor, an alchemist, a pagan, and a priest.

    My process is in process.

    My process can be torturous, especially when I’m in charge and the new people in the room don’t realize how much I trust The process.  I don’t have to know exactly what I’m doing if I trust and just keep doing.

    My process is unapologetic.

    My process is a truer reflection of who I am than a mirror.

    My process is silly, fun, slappy, happy, smiles.

    My process is an ongoing adventure with my bestest pals inspiration and aesthetics.

    Best of all my process is mine.  I love to share it, but even if I wanted to I wouldn’t know how to give it away.

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    2012

    December 31, 2012 | Posted By: | Art · life |

    What a year!

    Some of my highlights include:

    Working with Basil Twist, Lee Breuer, & Kwame Kwei-Armah. I need to work with more women! Hire me ladies!

    Bmore Puppet slam – Adventures in Technology N’ Stuff. My first professional puppetry gig.

    The NYC Premiere of “21 Thing I Never Told Chicago,”  which was also my very first show in NYC.

    Moving out of Baltimore.  Just not my cup of lake trout.

    Finishing my last class of grad school (so hopefully last class ever)!

    Moving to Philadelphia.  West Philly if you’re cool.

    Being connected and reconnected with so many wonderful folks in 2012.  I look forward to what and who 2013 might bring…  I’m excited for another year of life, creativity, happiness, and love.

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    X-mas

    December 24, 2012 | Posted By: | Don't be silly! · life |

    Some people visit family or friends for the holidays.  Other folks don’t celebrate any holidays at all.  So many ways to celebrate or not celebrate: Making dinner, watching a movie, opening presents, taking a vacation, eating a pretzel, sitting by a fire, kissing someone, doing a jig, holding a baby, decorating a tree, lighting a menorah, having a picture taken,  smoking a cigar, ordering chinese take-out, playing games, baking cookies, cuddling on the couch, holding a conversation, listening to music, going skiing, having sex, drinking wine, talking on the phone, sharing secrets, building a snowman or lady, etc…

     

    One way to spend the holidays is writing a thesis.

    I do not recommend that way.

     

    Happy Mary Y’all!

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    What is theatre TODAY?

    November 19, 2012 | Posted By: | Art · life · Theatre |

    Today. November 19th.  Theatre is a pain, it’s a pleasure, it’s a dream of a future that may or may not choose to reveal itself.  I’m ankle deep in thesis work, but what’s truly on my mind is: what’s next?  Not only am I curious about where the heck this wanderer will end up in a few months, but I’ve also been recently wondering if theatre will ever look like something different than what it is today.  Will it function differently or serve a different purpose for different communities?  I certainly hope so, but as the odometer ticks I get a lose a little more faith that it will.

    I was really inspired this weekend when I interviewed Hanne Tierney and hung out at the gallery she runs: Five Myles. I don’t wanna go gushing all over the internet, but I was really moved by talking with her and experiencing the gallery.  It made me think about my own current thoughts about thangs.  I’ve been wanting a space of my own, but had never really considered a multi-disciplinary space.  Although, duh.  Of course I want to be in close proximity to visual artists, musicians, dancers, cooks, gardeners, programmers, etc, we have to much to learn from each other, so much to share.  Where will this space be? How will I procure it?  These, I suppose, will have to be addressed another time.  maybe once i’m a grown up with brilliant ideas….

    So I guess, Today, theatre is a little old-fashioned and a little too insular for my tastes. Not that exceptions don’t exist, but on the whole, theater is a closed institution.  Even within the field, folks are so wrapped up in their specializations and interest groups that they rarely get the chance or take the opportunity to stroll around and see what else there is.  What’s happening neighbor?  Today, I want to introduce theatre to some folks it hasn’t met and perhaps expose it to somethings it never considered.  Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

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    Catching Up

    September 24, 2012 | Posted By: | Friendly :) · life · Theatre |

    Oh my poor neglected website…  There will be updates soon!  In fact, here are a couple right now:

    – I now live in Philadelphia, PA. West Philly if ya wanna get specific.

    – I’m ALMOST done with my MFA in Theatre @ Towson University. so close…

    – This fall I’ll be rehearsing for some exciting projects including Basil Twist’s Rite of Spring and Lee Breuer’s La Divina Caricatura.

    – I’ll be making my premiere in NYC with an ol Baltimore favorite. 21 Things I Never Told Chicago, by Julia M. Smith. It’ll be at Dixon Place. Many more details to come.  In fact, lemme know if you wanna be in it.  We need like 20 people!

    It’s been an exciting summer, but I’m back at it. Making lots of new works and getting ready to spread my wings and fly once again!  Please come back again sometime. I promise that exciting things are coming.

     

    REGISTER TO VOTE!!!!

    E

     

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    Summer travels

    July 4, 2012 | Posted By: | life |

    Currently, I’m on the road for the summer.  So there’s that.

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