Performance and collaborative research for health, justice, and community-building.

Collaborations

Ongoing Professional 

The Lilies Project -- Core team member, led by Caroline Rutledge Armijo, ArtPlace America's National Creative Place Making Fund Award, focused on environmental, health, racial justice through visual arts, performing arts, and public parks, 2018-20

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

InterPlay Arts + Social Change -- dir. Cynthia Winton Henry M.Div., Phil Porter MFA, Soyinka Rahim, GSP, Ginny Going, Tom Henderson, Billy, Kate Amoss, LCPC in Oakland, CA (intensive training), Washington, DC (leader training), Triangle, NC (leader certification), Workshop Facilitator and Co-facilitator, 2014-ongoing

Theater Delta -- a principal actor in professional Forum Theater ensemble focused on social and health justice education, touring nationally to universities, hospital systems in AL, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, NC, ND, NM, NY, PA; research-based, interactive scenes on topics like sexual assault/alcohol, racism and micro/macro-aggressions, socioeconomic class, gender and sexuality, graduate and professional research ethics, graduate mental health; performed for audiences of 50-750, dir. Dr. Ben Saypol, 2008-ongoing

Projects and Debuts

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

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

Bureau of Personal Belonging (bureau member), ArtPrize 9 jury-winner, artist, dir. Stacey L. Kirby, a LGBTQ and Civil Rights visual and performance installation at NC General Assembly for Forward Together Moral Movement HB2 sit-in, and others, 2016-ongoing

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

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) 

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

 

 

 

 

Photo Credits:

Chuck Davis African American Dance Ensemble (News & Observer, Andrew Synowiez, fellow dancers/personal); Theater Delta (fellow actors/personal, dir. Dr. Ben Saypol)InterPlay (fellow facilitators); The Lilies Project (Rev. Leslie Bray Brewer, Stokes News, Winston-Salem Journal, personal/community); Various Performance Projects / Debuts (Andrew Synowiez, Alex Maness, Jeremy Lange/IndyWeek, Carolina Performing Arts, fellow actors/dancers)