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

Flipping Cancer. A performance installation in story, dance/movement, and visual landscapes created from interviews with people who face life-threatening cancers as patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers. 

Performance Materials

Levine Cancer Institute Keynote + CHS Workshops + Open Call (Treating Health Inequities with New Knowledge Residency) 

Intensive Integration Curriculum + Clinical Workshops (UNC-CH School of Medicine Residency)

Clinical Pastoral Education Statewide Conference + Hospital Workshops (ACPE Residency)

HopKins Performance + Faculty Colloquy (LSU Residency)

Artist's Statement (Solo Takes On: 4 Festival, UNC Chapel Hill)

InterPlayce Performance (Oakland, California)

Economies of Dis/ease (Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery, FIU Residency)

photos by Andrew Synowiez

Resources

Film excerpts + Institutional Partnerships PDF 

 

Residencies + Performance Development

THINK: Treating Health Inequities with New Knowledge Academy, performance production for audience of 175-200 oncology healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, social workers + more) for Charlotte AHEC; artist-scholar residency with LCI Health Disparities + Outreach public patient, family caregiver + healthcare provider + staff workshops @ Levine Cancer Institute (upcoming Feb 2018)

 

Intensive Integration for Clinical Application, performance production for audience of 200 third year medical students + attending interdisciplinary faculty, collaborators; artist-scholar residency with public, faculty + graduate workshops @ The School of Medicine at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Dec 2016, tbd next in 2018)

 

Clinical Pastoral Education Statewide Summit, performance production for audience of 150 hospital chaplains and pastoral counselors completing/renewing certification from across NC); artist-scholar residency with InterPlay for Cancer Care workshops @ UNC Hospitals (June-July, 2017) 

 

HopKins Black Box Performance Season, performance production for public + university audienceartist-scholar residency with faculty + graduate collaborations/workshops + Department Colloquy @ Louisiana State University Communication Studies (Feb 2016)

 

"Communication Ethics + Patient Centered Care for Advanced Illness," performance for 4th year medical residents + faculty with pilot Social Medicine curriculum @ UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine (Feb 2016)

 

Humanities in Healthcare Symposium "The Promise of Empathy" with performance presented @ University of Calgary Medical School (Nov 2015)

 

InterPlay Arts + Social Change symposium, performance @ InterPlayce Oakland with Breast Cancer Action (Jul 2014)

 

Solo Takes On: 4, Festival of New Solo Works, developmental performance + tech residency @ Swain Studio 6, support from UNC Cultural + Performance Studies, Interdisciplinary Health Communication, Duke Theater + Visual Studies (Jan-Feb 2014)

 

Healing Movements, Economies of Disease developmental performance residency @ North Park University, Chicago, support from Communication Arts, Conflict Transformation + Dialogue Program, Schools of Nursing, Divinity, Biology,  Exercise Science, Psychology (May 2013)

 

"Economies of Dis/ease" excerpts presented @ Performance Studies International PSi18, Leeds University, UK (Jun 2012), and "Embodying Toxicity" excerpts for Performing Cancer Communication @ National Communication Association, Washington, DC (Nov 2013)

 

Miami Beach Urban Studios Gallery Developmental Residency, with Geraldine Ondrizek's Cellular Installation @ Florida International University Art + Art History (Nov 2012)