Original Work

History of Original Work (2003-2010)

1.  Glitter in the Air.  August 2010.  Louisville, KY.  The Brown Theatre/National Entertainer of the Year.
A spectacular drag aerial dance performance performed by Vanessa Demornay, winner of the 2010 National Entertainer of the Year.
Co-creator, Choreographer

2.  Uncle Vodka.  April 2010.  NYC.  PS122/Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program.
A highly theatrical distillation of Anton Chekhov’s classic tragicomedy “Uncle Vanya”, by way of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame”.
Co-creator, Director, Choreographer, Lighting Designer

3.  Darger.  October 2009.  NYC.  Stage Left Studio/Covergences Theatre Collective.
A new play based on the life and work of Henry Darger.  Collaboration with the American Folk Art Museum.
Co-creator, Director, Scenic/Lighting Designer

4.  Sky.  August 2009.  Louisville, KY.  The Palace Theatre/National Entertainer of the Year.
A drag performance with aerial and modern dance.
Co-creator, Choreographer

5.  Little Debbie & Snack Cake.  May 2009.  NYC.  The Producer’s Club.  August 2009.  Roy Arias’ Off-Broadway.
An Indie cabaret.
Co-creator, Musical Director

6.  Maybe, Tomorrow.  May 2009.  NYC.  The Producers Club/Hip Obscurity.
A new play and performance experiment based on a conversation between a couple; an investigation of gender and relationships.
Director, Development Team

7.  The Space Between.  February 2009.  Louisville, KY.  University of Louisville/Convergences Theatre Collective.
A solo Butoh-theatre performance in three parts.
Creator, Choreographer, Performer

8.  I Am Not What I Am.  October 2008.  Boulder, CO.  Naropa University/Convergences Theatre Collective.
Shakespeare’s perfect villain avenges himself against a non-existent God. A Butoh, Somatic, and Psycho-Physical journey into the world of Iago.
Co-Creator, Director, Choreographer, Lighting Designer

9.  Magdalene, Woman of Light.  October 2008.  Denver CO.  Denver Civic Theatre/MM Productions.
A rock-opera experience in three acts based on the life of Mary Magdalene.
Choreographer, Acting Coach, Development Team

10.  The Three Sisters.  August 2008.  Boulder, CO.  Boulder International Fringe Festival/Convergences Theatre Collective.
Chekhov’s classic play about the impossibility of hope, reduced from four hours and an ensemble of fourteen, to forty-five minutes, two men and a cake.
Director, Development Team

11.  Counter Thrust. August 2008.  Boulder, CO.  Bolder International Fringe Festival/Holderness Theatre Company.
Claire becomes lost in a world of amnesia after an accident but soon discovers that there is much her body remembers even if she doesn’t know why.
Co-Creator, Director, Lighting Designer

12.  LM.  August 2008.  Denver, CO.  Associate for Theatre in Higher Education National Conference/Convergences Theatre Collective.
An intimate evening in Lady MacBeth’s kitchen- a Delta Blues look into her refrigerator, her marriage, and some 1100 years of gossip.
Co-Creator, Director

13.  Inanna.  July 2008.  Boulder, CO.  Naropa University/Convergences Theatre Collective.
A new play with music based on the epic Sumerian myth of Inanna.
Director, Choreographer, Development Team, Scenic/Lighting Designer

14.  Bag Lady.  July 2009.  Denver, CO.  Lanny’s Clocktower Cabaret
A contemporary burlesque performance created for Miss Demeanor.
Creator, Choreographer

15.  *Nina Lacuna.  March 2008.  Boulder, CO.  Naropa University.
A new play based on A. Chekhov’s “The Seagull”.
Co-creator, Director, Scenic Designer

16.  BeckettButoh.  December 2007.  Boulder, CO.  ATLAS Institute/Naropa University.
Three Beckett shorts interpreted by Butoh Master Katsura Kan.
Text Director, Producer, Performer, Development Team

17.  *LM.  October 2007.  Boulder, CO.  Naropa University.
Co-Creator, Director, Scenic Designer

18.  Phantasmagoria.  August 2007.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy/New Works Festival.
A series of dream-like images and scenes constructed by students inspired by an Oscar Wilde quotation: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
Editor, Director, Choreographer

19.  The Girls of the Piéta.  July 2007.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy/New Works Festival
A musical, part historical part fictitious, based on the composer Antonio Vivaldi who maintained residence throughout his career at an all girls’ orphanage in Venice with one of the top musical conservatories in Europe.
Creator, Director, Choreographer

20.  Harriet Tubman.  January 2007.  Little Rock, AR (tour).  Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre.
A one-woman play with music based on the life of the amazing woman who led more than 300 slaves to freedom.
Creator, Director, Scenic Designer

21.  Penelope Speaks. December 2006.  Boulder, CO.  Naropa University/Dance as Theatre, Theatre as Dance
A work-in-progress adaptation of Margret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad.”
Creator, Director, Choreographer

22.  Twilight/Starlight.  July 2006.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy/New Works Festival.
A play with music about that magical time between dusk and night composed by students.
Creator, Editor, Director, Choreographer

23.  The Dream.  August 2005.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre  Academy/New Works Festival.
A whimsical play on “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream” composed with students.
Creator, Editor, Director, Choreographer

24.  Best Little Whorehouse in Louisville & Hootenanny.  February & May 2006.  Louisville, KY.   Kentucky Pride Festival/Cow Pattie Productions.
Two drag production numbers created for Cow Pattie, Kentucky’s trailer-park diva.
Choreographer, Co-creator.

25.  African Tales.  February 2006.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre/Second Stage.
An adaptation of a Sonikee tale with masks, drumming, and traditional West African dance.
Creator, Director, Scenic Designer

26.  Sea Storm.  November 2005.  Louisville, KY.  University of Louisville/Studio Theatre.
A duel adaptation of “The Odyssey” by Homer and “The Tempest” by Shakespeare created by the ensemble.
Co-creator, Editor, Director, Choreographer

27.  The Price of Freedom.  August 2005.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre  Academy/New Works Festival.
A student-devised work in response to the War on Terror.
Creator, Editor, Director

28.  Da Boids.  July 2005.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy/New Works Festival.
A Jazz-era musical adaptation of Aristophanes’ “The Birds”.
Creator, Director, Choreographer

29.  Off The Wall.  May 2005.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre/Second Stage.
A performance in four parts based on four paintings by pop artist Red Grooms.
Creator, Editor, Director, Choreographer, Lighting Designer

30.  Medea.  November 2004.  Louisville, KY.  University of Louisville/Main Stage.
A new adaptation of the Greek classic.
Associate Director, Choreographer

31.  Patriot Art.  November 2004.  Louisville, KY.  Saint John’s Community Space/Rhythms of Life Dance Co.
A multidisciplinary visual and performance curated event that posed the question: What does it mean to be a patriot today?
Performance Curator, Choreographer, Producer

32.  Everyone’s A Critic.  August 2004.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy/New Works Festival.
A new play constructed by students with images and scenes inspired by visual art in the museum’s permanent collection.
Creator, Editor, Director, Choreographer

33.  Journey.  July 2004.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy/New Works Festival.
A spirited musical based loosely on the book “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss.
Creator, Director, Choreographer

34.  Touched.  June 2004.  Louisville, KY.  Kentucky Center for the Arts/Rhythms of Life Dance Co.
A live music and contemporary dance collaboration with ROLDC and the band a.m. Sunday.
Creator, Choreographer

35.  It’s Just So.  July 2003.  Little Rock, AR.  Arkansas Arts Center Summer Theatre Academy/New Works Festival.
A playful dance/theatre performance with text by Rudyard Kipling.
Creator, Director, Choreographer

36.  The Beginning & MYTH.  June 2003.  Louisville, KY.  Kentucky Center for the Arts/Rhythms of  Life Dance Co.
An evening of contemporary dance in collaboration with Squallis Puppeteers.
Creator, Choreographer

* = MFA Thesis production.