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On Nochaway Presentation

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I have been documenting my family’s longleaf pine restoration project for four years to help illuminate the gravity of its impact and to inspire others to join the effort. The arts have long been important in movements for change, and environmental sustainability is no exception. Global reforestation is one of the Read More

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#SoSadSoSexy

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Drawing inspiration from contemporary Internet culture and narratives around mental illness, as well as accounts of Victorian insane asylums, “#SoSadSoSexy” is a devised play exploring Western culture’s ongoing fascination with, and misrepresentation of, depressed and unstable women. Through the overlapping stories of Lucy, a Victorian-era asylum patient, and Izzy, a Read More

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land and flower

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The tallgrass prairie once extended for millions of acres across the Great Plains.  Much of this native ecosystem has been uprooted and lost to the till of settlers, westward expansion, and the relentless sprawl of development. Only 3% remains. This land (all land) is both home and habitat; a narrative Read More

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End of the Line

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END OF THE LINE – a feature-length documentary – is a character-driven political drama about the New York City subway crisis and a long overdue reckoning on infrastructure. Filmed from 2016 to 2021, this story is emblematic of tumultuous times felt across urban America, as the struggle to overcome decay Read More

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Echo: Shostakovich in Catharsis

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Echo is a short film that combines solo violin by Kelly Hall-Tompkins with interpretive aerial dance by Alexandra Peter as a cathartic expression of the emotions surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement; giving voice to oppression as a way of speaking against it. Echo was awarded Best Short Dance Film Read More

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Hearing Climate Change in NYC

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The three new pieces commissioned and performed include: The Water Rises by Chloe Rowlands – which was written in response to the rising sea levels in Battery Park. The Foretelling by Jen Baker is inspired by climate change affecting Red Hook. Lastly, T0X!C by Yaz Lancaster is written inspired by Read More

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The Murals

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The Murals is a play by Howard Pflanzer about the struggle  over the artist Victor Arnautoff’s murals at George Washington High School in San Francisco. There is an effort by some parents and students to remove the Arnautoff murals because they oppose the display of Blacks in slavery and also Read More

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ELEGY

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The US is at a moment of reckoning. My project, called “ELEGY,” is a short documentary film presenting the collective grief that people around the world are feeling. The project will invoke a response to the pandemic, and the issue of race in this country. The film is about the Read More

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Mother Me

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An hour-long interdisciplinary performance involving music and sound, word, movement and film that explores the complex relationships, psychology and sociology surrounding motherhood. The artist grapples with feelings of uncertainty as a childless woman approaching the end of fertility, and asks questions that hold particular significance for a generation in the Read More

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The Climate Change Solutions Project: Billboard Art

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Messaging on the scale of public billboards catches the attention of those driving by daily. The audience is not  limited to the art gallery crowd alone. It is more inclusive. My artwork addresses banning fossil fuels, promoting sustainability and presenting positive images of sustainable solutions. The climate is changing, and we Read More

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