COMMISSIONS AND COLLABORATIONS
A ribbon about a bomb
Collaboration: Playwright, Visual Art
Exquisite Corpse Company
Wander with Frida Kahlo, Remedios Varo, and Leonora Carrington through the abandoned halls of a mansion on Governors Island. Audiences will cycle and muse on, as often the artists did in life, the duality of humanity, womanhood, and art. The captivating, sometimes terrifying, work of these three women intertwine, as each attempts to shape their own reality in the face of systematic oppression and entrenched social hierarchies. Directed by Tess Howsam and written by: Carmen Rivera, Alexis Roblan, Georgina Escobar, among others, the play features an original score by KG Garligton and is performed within original art installations. TELL ME MORE!
ALL STRINGS CONSIDERED
Collaboration & Commission: Playwright
New York Children's Theatre
An adaptation of Zenen Zeferino Huervo's "Zoóngoro Bailongo" for a collaboration between Radio Jarocho, NYCT and CUNY.
Lucia is a tenacious Mexican girl living in Queens. With the recent death of her father, she is finding it hard to continue playing her family's traditional music, Son Jarocho. When the middle school's talent show auditions go horribly wrong, Lucia decides to venture into her father's stories, looking for her complete string band. A story about identity, music, and anti-bullying that is sure to pull at the most important strings: those of the heart.
Firerock THE MUSICAL
Commission: Book & Character Creation
FIREROCK is an innovative arts and climate project that engages our environmental crisis with heart, imagination and connection. At the heart of FIREROCK is an all-ages, mythical, musical production that comes in two forms: the full-scale, professional, musical production and PASS THE SPARK – scalable, adaptable, localized FIREROCK DIY performances and engagement activities meant to connect people to actions and each other. Intended to meet people in their emotional, moral and spiritual life, this project expands climate engagement through meaningful commitments and pathways to collective action that increase our adoption of a low-carbon life.