Make your own work! I'm collaborating with a dear friend, performer and makeup artist Ryan Jackson, on a series of film projects..."Made-in-a-Minute Makeup-meets-Movement Mini-Movies." We develop a concept and then, in one afternoon, we paint, rehearse, and film a short 30-45 second film. I'm loving the chance to stretch my creative muscles and play in the on-camera directing world! And working with friends to make art doesn't suck either...
I love a good masterclass! I've been asked by the fine folks at Musical Theatre Factory to lead a movement for actors audition/coaching masterclass for the undergrads in the Playwrights Horizons Theater School. Looking forward to dancing with some talented students and passing on some pearls of wisdom through a challenging combo!
I get to collaborate with some cool peeps. Playwright Cayenne Douglass is developing a new piece, "Luscious Lips", with director Daniella Caggiano and they invited me into the rehearsal process to add some physical storytelling to the production. I had the immense pleasure of collaborating with actors Stephanie Miller and James McCormack to create some movement sequences and non-verbal interactions that sculpted the transitions between scenes. This draft was presented as part of the monthly Feast series at Under St. Marks Theater, but we're continuing to develop and hope to show another iteration in the near future...
I'm Co-choreographing this glittery, fabulous, over-the-top new musical with Director/Choreographer Paul Stancato. With a book by Roger O. Hirson (of "Pippin" fame) and Music and Lyrics by Barbara Carole Sickmen, we can't wait to show NYMF that "Too Much is Never Enough"!
Off to the races! Baring again for Fire Island. Assisting the brilliant Michael Lee Scott and helping out with this summer fun-filled show on a magical island. This year's theme..."Playlist." The music you listen to while you're having sex. Naughty fun ahead...
Another season collecting with the Bucket Brigade comes to a close. The 160 member Brigade comprised of volunteers and BCEFA staff together managed 3443 slots and 954 appeals to raise a record breaking total of $6,379,572 for this worthy cause. Happy to pitch in a hand and donate my time to this phenomenal organization.
I directed some monologues for Caps Lock Theater's Pussyfest, a three night festival of monologues about the body custom-written for NY's finest working actresses, at The Access Theater. I worked with Satomi Blair, Starr Kirkland, Sarah Matteucci, and Samantha Sembler on interpreting the brilliant words of Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Nandita Shenoy, Christina Quintana, and Mara Nelson-Greenberg respectively. When an actress came down with a case of Strep at the 11th hour, Lynette Freeman stepped in to save the day. A brilliant evening of inspiring women throwing down massive talent!
As part of the Musical Theater Factory Director-Choreographer Coalition, I helped organize this networking event that brought 30 artists in the room to exchange information and build new collaborative relationships. A pleasure to organize and an honor to participate. A good time was had by all!
I was granted a 1 week Choreography Lab with the musical theater dancers of the Institute for Advanced Musical Theater. For 20 hours of rehearsal, I explored two pieces that have been developing in my choreographic brain. I first experimented with spoken word and movement for "Grammar Fetish" and then dove into a full-fledged production number to Joe Jung's "Tripping Round The Town." Such a joy to work with these students and get some new vocabulary onto bodies.