2012 is off and running:
I will be designing the sound stage segment for Shout. This is the culmination of Susan DiPronio’s writing workshop which presents as a public performance. The workshop challenged participants to document, narrate, or otherwise perform their stories of how the HIV/AIDS epidemic has affected their lives. The following is the press statement:
“… Commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the epidemic, Witness invites artists to reflect on, explore, and respond to the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on our social, cultural, and political lives. Across boundaries of race, age, gender, and sexual orientation, the multi-media artwork reflects a transformative moment for the artists and our communities.”
This performance is on January 25, 2012 and will cap off the Witness visual art exhibition at the Asian Arts Initiative. Please stop by and see the powerful visual art portion of the exhibit before it closes out on January 27, 2012.
Work has begun designing the sound stage for my second show in Studio 3 at the Walnut Street Theater- Proof directed by Kate Galvin and starring Alex Keiper, Bill Van Horn, David Raphaely, and Krista Apple:
“… Everyone has parents and everyone aspires to be like them in some way. But what happens when there’s a distinct possibility that we may inherit their talent—and their madness? Proof is a remarkable and luminous play about fathers and daughters, genius and insanity, legacy and truth. Winner of both the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play, Proof introduces us to a young woman, haunted by her father’s death. She seems to have inherited his talent for numbers. Or has she?”
Proof will run Jan. 17 to Feb 5th at Studio 3, Walnut Street Theater and go on a national tour into March.
Next, I will be attending the E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Arts Residency at Earthdance, up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, in February. I am very excited to be able to focus on the mission with this opportunity. It will enable me to dedicate the time, space, and energy to collaborate with more than 30 artists in a variety of disciplines, mostly movement and theater arts, deepening my approach to creating sound and music in conjunction with other media.