EDUCATION & TRAINING
Feldenkrais Professional Training Program, New York, NY Guild-Certified Instructor 2015
Tisch Institute of Performing Arts of NYU, New York, NY M.A., Arts Politics 2011
University of Massachusetts – Boston, Boston, MA B.A., Art & Art History 2009
- University of London, London, England
- Faculté des Lettres, Avignon France
- University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Neighbors, a “Did she really do it?” assisted suicide detective dark comedy highlighting the foibles of a ‘color-blind’ neighborhood matriarch. (full length)
- Staged reading at Cornell University, Department of Performing Arts and Media TBD, Fall 2019
- Professional development course with Kate Moira Ryan August 2019
- Workshop, Dramatists Guild Institute of Dramatic Writing Spring 2019
- Class/workshop, Irish Arts Center Spring 2019
- Casted plays-in-progress table reading, with Ellie Covan December 15, 2018
O’Neill’s Exhile, the first Irish opera about its last king. (full length)
- Libretto in development with Cahir O’Doherty 2018 – present
- Workshop/class with Kate Moira Ryan September 2019
Housewife for Hire, worlds collide when an enterprising cash-strapped lesbian takes on more clients than anyone could possibly handle. (full length)
- Musical adaptation in development with Dana Aber 2018 – present
- Table Reading – Funkadelic Rehearsal Studios April 1996
Barkeep, a cis-girl enlists the bartender to help fine-tune her ‘gaydar,’ deflect bros, and pick up chicks. (10 minutes)
- Adaptation from screenplay to stage play 2019 – present
- Table Reading – Funkadelic Rehearsal Studios December 1995
Bandwidth: The Ups and Downs of a Lesbian Diva, a solo show about coming out of the opera closet by Barbara Raab and Ilene Sameth.
- “HOT! Festival” invitee for reprised production – Dixon Place Theater July 11, 2017
- Production with Ilene Sameth and Barbara Raab – Dixon Place Theater May 15, 2017
- Monologue-to-show dramaturgical workshopping and rehearsals October 2016 – May 2017
The Best Medicine, a Babs Davy psycho-pharmacology solo show.
- Dixon Place Theater, New York, NY May 25, 2017
- Dramaturgical workshopping and rehearsals December 2016 – May 2017
PLAYWRIGHT – DIRECTOR – PERFORMER (solo)
Lesbeings: A Closer Look, a cabaret with Monique Sorel Dominguez, Priya Patel, Afua Kafi-Akua, Kay Turner, and Marty Correia
- Production at Dixon Place Lounge for HOT! Festival July 19, 2018
Pimento, a 7-minute soliloquy
- “The Mosquito” at Dixon Place Lounge, a Nancy Giles “Wit & Wisdom” event with Pat Candaras, Cynthia Kaplan, and Alison Davy. September 19, 2016
- “Very Much Live,” at Niagara Bar, a Priya Patel & Jacob Wilson event with
Sally Brooks, Nicole Dellert, and Sue Smith. April 20, 2016
Songs from My Father, an homage performance of Irish folk songs tying Irish-American family stories to struggles of the Irish independence movement.
- Dixon Place Lounge (solo concert) March 16, 2012
- Dixon Place Theater (in-progress performance with other acts) May 11, 2011
The Giles Findings: A Natural Herstory of Lesbeings, a surreal ethnography playfully challenging foundational theories, or lack thereof, of lesbian anthropological studies. Prof. Giles is a “close cousin”
to Shelly Mars’ Dr. Gislaine Pussait (Homo Bonobo Project) and Coco Fusco’s Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist (Observations of Predation in Humans.)
- The Lesbian Herstory Archives “Lesbian Lives” class, excerpt February 14, 2012
- Workshop with Ellie Covan at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY October 21, 2011
- Dixon Place Theater with Ruby Gomez, 40 mins with Q&A September 27, 2011
- Dixon Place Theater in convention with other projects, 10 mins with Q&A May 13, 2011
PERFORMANCE ARTIST (solo)
The Crazy Times: Wild-Eyed Butch Newsie, a speculative reportage broadside distributed in a “crazy butch” character as response to the erasure of Marilyn Fowler, a resister arrested on the first night of the Stonewall Rebellion.
- “Stonewall 50: Look Back, Move Forward, A Streak of Violet: LGBTQ+ History within New York University,” Kimmel Hall NYU March 11, 2019
Clean Drinking Water, a public art action in response to Flint and other global water crises. Cleaned the fountain while in character and costume as a mute janitor.
- Tompkins Square Park, Temperance Fountain, New York, NY September 16, 2017
Walking Backwards to Work, a public performance art action in response to the announcement of the U.S. President elect.
- Walked backwards on St. Mark’s Place from Avenue A to Broadway November 9 – 11, 2016
Lesbeing, a public stickering project in response to lesbian identity erasure. #lesbeing, #lesbeings
- “St. Pat’s for All,” with “Irish Queers in Queens,” solo distribution of 250 March 2, 2014
- “NYC Dyke March,” distribution of 500 June 29, 2013
- “NYC Dyke March,” solo distribution of 250 June 23, 2012
PERFORMANCE ARTIST (in collaboration)
The Crazy Times, a speculative reportage broadside reprised in collaboration for this ‘Lesbocentric mash-up of performance,’ curated and produced by Kay Turner.
- “Lesbopalooza 25th Anniversary” at Dixon Place Theatre June 25, 2019
Human Beings, a Gays Against Guns art action organized by Anderson Vieira for Women’s History month.
- New York Public Library steps between “The Lions” March 8, 2019
On Belonging: Insider as Outsider, a collaborative performance as part of “My Ireland, Our Identity a Theater Exchange Across the Atlantic,” a workshop exploring Irish American identity with Jessie Reilly, facilitator.
- Irish Arts Center, NYC with Outlandish Theater Company, Dublin, Ireland May & June 2018
Mini Martha and Mirror Martha, a collaborative gallery-based performance with Kay Turner. Collaboratively conceived and performed “Mini Martha,” in collaboration with Kay Turner as “Mirror Martha,” for this fundraising tribute to Franklin Furnace’s Martha Wilson.
- SOHO 20, Brooklyn, NY October 15, 2016
What a Witch, Part 3: LESBEING—A Ritual Seeking Evidence, a gallery-based performance as part of Bushwick galleries late-night events in SOHO 20’s “Interference” program curated by Rachel Steinberg. Developed in collaboration with Kay Turner.
- SOHO 20, Brooklyn, NY June 17, 2016
Angry Women REvisited, an original ensemble movement piece inspired by its namesake text. Homage segment derived from Valie Export, Karen Finley, and Susie Bright chapters. Fellow collaborating performers: Avi-Rose, Angela Beallor, Joshua Bastian Cole, Gaby Cryan, lizxnn disaster, Roo Khan, daniel rosza lang/levitsky, Sloan Lesbowitz, zavé martohardjono, Niknaz, Azure D. Osborne-Lee, Jenny Romaine, Zachary Wager Scholl and Alma Sheppard-Matsuo. Director J Dellacave with textile construction by L.J. Roberts.
- HERE Arts Center, New York, NY April 1 – 6, 2014
We Are Caligula, a play by Susana Cook. Performed as “Chicken” in Susana Cook’s vegan-friendly tale in Lucrecia Novoa’s sumptuous costume. Fellow ensemble members: Moira Cutler, Mistah, Jasmine Presson, Lisa Haas, Simba Yangala, Kirya Traber, Dorrell Clark, Rey Asher, Bob Nagaraj, Laura Alvarez, Ro Garrido, Santiago Venegas.
- Joe’s Pub, New York, NY November 19, 2013
Hemispheric Institute’s 15th Anniversary Celebration, a survey. Performed in Lucrecia Novoa’s “FIRE” mask for this historic celebration.
- Dixon Place Theater, New York, NY Oct 2, 2013
Lesbeing, a “Howl Festival: Art Around the Park” mural in response to lesbian identity erasure.
- Tompkin’s Square Park, New York, NY June 1, 2013
Ruby Fruit Jungle & Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit Diorama Mash-up, created for “The Queer Book Diorama Show,” a juried exhibition of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History & Lambda Literary Foundation. Curated by author Sassafras Lowrey and historian Hugh Ryan.
- New York Public Library-Jefferson Market Branch August 1, 2014 – September 19, 2014
Queer Book Diorama Show Talk, invited panelist with fellow exhibiting artists to discuss research-based creative process.
- Jefferson Market, New York Public Library, New York, NY September 5, 2014
Lesbian Culture: Series II, an original set of homage petrie dish portraits of lesbian artists exhibited as part of the Pop-up Museum of Queer History, curated by Hugh Ryan.
- “Before We Were Queer” at Leslie Lohman Gallery, New York, NY August 8 – 31, 2012
Joy, an abstract mural as part of “Howl Festival’s Art Around the Park.”
- Tompkin’s Square Park, New York, NY June 4, 2011
Lesbian Culture: Series I, an original set of petrie dish portraits of lesbian artists for group exhibition, displayed in a laboratory setting; given away as party favors under the sign “FREE Lesbian Culture.”
- Studio 612, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University March 2011
Lesbian Culture Card Project, an original set of playing cards created with lesbian artists as face cards with component database for viewers’ on-the-spot research.
- Studio 612, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University December 2010
Love, an abstract mural as part of “Howl Festival’s Art Around the Park.”
- Tompkin’s Square Park, New York, NY September 11, 2010
Venus Biennale (VB17), founded, curated, and produced this invitational performance series. Funded in part by Institute of International Education through the Ford Foundation.
- Dixon Place, New York, NY April 12, 2017 – September 16, 2017
Prophetic Visions, an Afua Kafi-Akua music, memoir, poetry, and digital arts salon with artists K. Rey, B-Love, and Tara Linh Leaman.
- Dixon Place Loungefor the “HOT! Festival” July 22, 2017
Herstory: Celebrating Sheroes, presenting Alyson Lounsbury, Andrew Steiner, Briana Mathew, Crystal Dilonez, Alyson Lounsbury, Delmy Lendof, and Poet, Marty Correia.
- New York University, Pless Hall, New York, NY March 30, 2016
Out in the Night, a film screening with poetry reading and panel discussion. Poets: Cyd Charrise Fulton and Nicole Johnson. Panelists: Renata Hill, Patreese Johnson with film director blair dorosch walther.
- New York University Global and Spiritual Life, New York, NY April 11, 2016
Herstory: Before She Was Queer, founded, curated, and hosted annual NYU-Pride@Work women’s history month program with poet, J.P. Howard; civil rights attorney, Joan Gibbs; folklorist and performer, Kay Turner, PhD; trans activist and writer, Ericka Florenciani.
- New York University, Pless Hall, New York, NY March 31, 2015
Dixon Place 25th Anniversary Archives, an exhibition curated, installed and video-documented in collaboration with founder/director Ellie Covan. Supervised by Franklin Furnace’s Martha Wilson.
- Dixon Place Lounge Gallery, New York, NY January – May 2011
Algiers PANAF 2010, co-curated and installed exhibition for Jaïra Placide and Lydie Diakhatel event with Kathleen Cleaver.
- Institute for African American Affairs (IAAA), New York University April 2010
New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium, served as programs and curatorial consultant.
- Various New York State Consortium Member Multi-Arts Centers Spring 2007 – Fall 2009
Catskill Arts Society, curated member gallery shows, open-call community exhibitions, and invitationals for this a multi-arts center.
- CAS Arts Center, Livingston Manor, NY 2004 – 2008
Persistent Light, co-curated and installed exhibit including conservation of a Morimoto original with Ruby Gomez. Laura Chen Schulz, and Jack Chen.
- Asian/Pacific/American Institute (a/p/a), New York University October 2007
Memory and Place, co-curated and installed exhibitions for Jaïra Placide, and Deb Willis.
- Institute for African American Affairs (IAAA), New York University November 2007
A Tribe Called Butch, a Marty Correia reading series at Dixon Place, New York, NY
- HOT! Festival: Karen Jaime, Ilsa Jule, and Ché Valencia. July 20, 2017
- Shye Sales, Lolan Buhain Sevilla, and Afua Kafi-Akua November 3, 2016
- Heather Johnson and Peggy Shaw as part of HOT! Festival July 12, 2016
Wicked Queer Authors: TCB, a Marty Correia reading series at Dixon Place, New York, NY
- Sassafrass Lowery and Joseph O. Legaspi July 10, 2012
- Lee Houck, Jess Arndt, and Cheryl Boyce-Taylor February 21, 2011
- Ana Bozicevic, Steve Cordova, and Amy Gall July 2011
The Grammarians Toast Paul Violi, performed and co-hosted with Marty Correia. Readers:
Dave McNamara, Marguerite Van Cook, Kellen Williams, Barry Ramus, Andrew Levy, M. Scott Frank, Deanna Masselli, Yoko Yoshida, Ruth Danon, Kevin Shea, and Jolie Gorchov.
- Dixon Place Lounge Gallery, New York, NY May 6, 2011
“The Boys in the Band Get to Broadway. Why Not the Girls?” by Elisabeth Vincentelli in New York Times’ Theater Section, covering Lesbopalooza collaboration. www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/theater/broadway-lesbian-theater.html July 5, 2019
“Clean Around the Fountain” a photo essay by Steven of E.V. Grieve of Clean Drinking Water project. evgrieve.com/2017/09/clean-around-fountain.html September 16, 2017
“‘No facist USA’ [sic]: Protests break out in NYC during inauguration,” by By Abigail Gepner, Caroll Alvarado and Natalie Musumeci, for the New York Post. nypost.com/2017/01/20/no-facist-usa-protests-break-out-in-city-during-inauguration/ January 20, 2017
“The Power of Books,” a review of the Queer Book Diorama Show by Jessica Max Stein in The Indypendent, a free paper of the people. indypendent.org/2014/08/the-power-of-queer-books/ August 13, 2014
“The Power of Queer Books,” curator interviews for Queer Book Diorama Show by The Daily Beast, www.thedailybeast.com/the-power-of-queer-books August 01, 2014
“More Her Side of Things: SOHO20 in 2016,” by Paul D’Agostino of Brooklyn Magazine www.bkmag.com/2016/07/12/side-things-soho20-2016/ July 12, 2016
“On Eve of Sentencing, an Artistic Show of Solidarity for Russian Punk Band,” by Melena Ryzik for New York Times. www.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/arts/music/in-new-york-a-show-of-solidarity-for-russian-punk-band.html August 17, 2012
“Ethno-Surrealist Theories,” for Flare Arts Journal and Velvet Park by Patricia Silva
Interviewed about The Giles Findings: The Natural Herstory of Lesbeings www.flarearts.org/?p=400 AND velvetparkmedia.com/blogs/ethno-surrealist-theories August 16, 2012
“FACE,” a reflection on Walking Backwards to Work co-authored with Marty Correia for Sinister Wisdom, a multicultural lesbian literary & art journal. October 2018
“Clean Drinking Water,” a report on the performance piece of the same name for Ugly Duckling Press’s Emergency Index: an annual document of performance practice, Vol 7. Fall 2018
“Arts and Protest” with Afua Kafi-Akua and Lola Flash, a panel discussion for the Noshing with Nina Show.
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“The Elusively Obvious: choice; gender, [dis]ambiguity, social influence, and self-determination,” for the Feldenkrais Guild of North America online publication. www.feldenkraisguild.com/article_content.asp?edition=9§ion=43&article=337 November 13, 2015
further listings of exhibitions, projects, and commissions available upon request.