WORKS IN PROGRESS
The development of my next Solo Performance Piece (Working Title: r_Evolution) continues in collaboration with Joan Kane of Ego Actus (My Way). The next phase will be a staged reading of the material we like so far, with an invited audience that will be asked to give constructive feedback.
r_Evolution is multi-disciplinary piece examining the myriad ways in which slavery continues to impact black lives and culture in the United States.
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RECENT PAST PERFORMANCES
WHO: a Tragicomedy in Two Acts
written by Joe Rivera
As some of you may know, the cast from Camus’ Caligula enjoyed working together so much that we started a reading series to look (and hear) plays that we might want to produce.
It was a blast to get together every Thursday night and read from some of classics (Othello, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolfe?)
as well as WHO: a piece that was written by our own Joe Rivera.
We all felt that it was such a powerful piece that it was a unanimous decision to go ahead and give it a staged reading. By staged, I mean that while we were reading from the script, we were also utilizing a lot of the blocking that we developed for the piece.
The performance at Westbeth was well received. The next question is - will we mount a full production? Stay tuned.
September 6th - October 14th
& SUNDAY MATINEES
The piece, a gorgeous, provocative classic, opens our fall season. It is a tour de force of perverse humor with splashes of vulgarity, vaudevillian tendencies and, the central figure himself: Caligula; a wild, unfettered leader of Shakespearean dimension. Sound like someone we know? In a new translation by company member Chris Brandt.
Rising Sun Performance Company’s LABORATORIUM
Development of my next Solo Performance Piece has started.
Working Title: r_Evolution
It's a multi-disciplinary piece looking at how slavery is alive and flourishing in these United States.
It was selected to be part of the Rising Sun Performance Company's Laboratorium on Governors Island!
I’m developing this piece in collaboration with the amazing director Joan Kane of Ego Actus (My Way)
Monday September 10th through September 17th 2018