Thanks for visiting my site. I hope to share updates about upcoming work, some writing, share some things that are on my mind, hear what’s on yours, and then some references to past work so you can see what I’ve been up to.
A bit about me: I’m an artist, improviser, diarist, collage freak, curator, educator, alphabet, language harlot, big body mover. What’s that mean big body mover? In improvisation I find that if I begin with movement that is present and full even if the fullness is quiet then the stories that want to get told emerge. In this way I lead with my body: developing language and vocabulary unique to me. And I believe that it is in my fullness that the audience recognizes the seed of their own big body self and something opens up that may have been closed before. In my work I integrate my writing and movement practice, utilizing embodied improvisation, language and braided narrative to investigate the mundane incidents of life.
Some things are shifting in my work so I will return to talk more about this later.
I’ve made a bunch of original solo and ensemble works in the Bay Area and the Midwest. (I do miss Chicago but am glad to be back in the Bay area since 2007.)
Recent works include a site specific work in progress: Alcatraz and Colllege, the House Special residency at ODC Theater and the MilkBar in 2011 and Alphabrick in 2010, which originated in ODC’S Pilot program and toured to Chicago’s Rhinofest and the Illinois State Museum. Other full length works include Simple Circulation, Sacred Geometry, Underwater Football, Alphabet-Obit,Alphabet Report and High Heeled Bricks. Bay area and Chicago performance venues include ODC theater, the Marsh, InterPlayce, The Garage, The Exit Theater, CounterPulse, The Milk Bar, Link’s Hall, Lunar Cabaret, Shattered Globe, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Terra Museum of Art, the MCA and the Prop Thtr.
I went to Chicago get my an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Columbia College Chicago and stayed for quite a while to get acquainted with the bricks, the art, the land and the beautiful people. I have been a member of WingIt! Performance Ensemble, based in Oakland, since the 90’s.
I am a certified InterPlay Leader. I have taught improvisation, lead performance, book making and writing workshops and retreats for over 15 years.