Organizing for health and justice through performance and community collaboration.

Collaborations

Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble, apprentice dancer, dir. Dr. "Baba" Chuck Davis, 2013-ongoing

InterPlay Arts + Social Change; dir. Cynthia Winton Henry, Phil Porter MFA, Soyinka Rahim, Ginny Going, Tom Henderson, Kate + Billy Amoss in Oakland, CA (intensive training) 2014, Washington, DC (leader training), 2015, Triangle, NC (leader certification) 2015-16, workshop co-facilitation, 2015-ongoing

Theater Delta, one of principal actors for social and health justice Forum Theater group, touring nationally to universities and research centers in AL, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, NC, ND, NM, NY, PA (research-based forum theater pieces on sexual assault and alcohol, race, social class, sexuality, research ethics and mental health; for university, institutional audiences of 50-750), dir. Dr. Ben Saypol, 2008-2017 (ongoing)

Urban Garden, "Joan of Arc" (actor/dancer "Joan") for First Friday Gallery Commission;, and "Death Becomes Her" (actor/dancer), performance installation hosting space for grief, dir. PJ Maske, MFA (with Bruce Benedict, MDiv, Gabe Duggan, MFA); commission for Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum/SparkCon Festival, 2013

"What Every Girl Should Know" with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, world premiere by Monica Byrne (actor, dancer "Teresa/of Avila"), piece commissioned on women's health justice, directed by Lucius Robinson, MFA, Durham, NC, 2012. (awards: IndyArts Best Production of the Year, Best Ensemble Performance of the Year) 

Studio 6 dir. by Joseph Megel, MFA, Chapel Hill, NC: "Trojan Barbie" (lead actor/dancer "Polly X") 2015; "A Simple Gift" by T. Cat Ford (lead actor/dancer "Eva Ann") 2013-2014; "You are Dead. You are Here." by Dr. Christine Evans (lead actor "Zaynab"), on PTSD among US veterans and Iraqi civilians, 2011; "Vertigo" adapted by Lucius Robinson (lead actor/dancer "Madeline/Judy") 2010; "About Time" 15-min short film by E. Corley-Megel, MFA (supporting actor "Lucia") 2008, 2010; "Virtual Performance Factory" (supporting actor/dancer "Zaynab") 2010

Liz Magic Laser's commission "From North Carolina to South Korea," (dancer, co-researcher), live dance performance and film on how our bodies take in global political news media, Carolina Performing Arts Season, 2014

The Process Series, UNC Chapel Hill Institute for Arts and Humanities, dir. Joseph Megel, "Downrange: Stories from Military Families" by Mike Wiley (actor) 2016, "Dolly Wilde's Picture Show" by Dr. Rebeca Nesvit (lead actor "Dolly Wilde") 2014, "Santos y Santos" by Octavio Solis (supporting actor) 2012, "Trojan Barbie" by Christine Evans (actor "Polly X") 2009, "It is In You: Health Justice Performance in Tanzania" (actor/dancer/researcher) 2008

Vincent Mantsoe, MFA, "Sundusa/Shift" (quartet dancer), South African Choreographer in residence, Duke Medical and Duke Dance/Theater International Symposium "Across the Threshold: Creativity, Being Healing", 2009