Dee(a)r Spine

There is nothing I love more than accompanying an artist on a journey of exploration and discovery. Sam Mitchell is a current MFA student in the Dance-Theatre program at UCSD and working with him on his piece Dee(a)r Spine has been an immense pleasure. The piece, which he developed with musician Tommy Babin was presented last week as part of WinterWorks' 14 along with the beautiful work of his...
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New Theatre touring in San Diego Schools

Last fall, I had the great pleasure of collaborating with fantastic playwright Kristin Idaszak , Professor Judy Bauerlein at CalState San Marcos and her students in the Theatre Department. Idaszak penned two fantastic new plays -Captain Becca the Feared Buccaneer and Rosy-Fingered Dawn and the Winged-Sandals- two ludic and thought-provoking adaptations of Greek myths for young audiences. The...
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Québékoisie

I recently acted as a dramaturgical consultant for Québékoisie, a documentary film by Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins of MÖfilms on the relationship between Québécois and the 11 First Nations of what is now known as the province of Québec. The film has just been released and is garnering excellent reviews. It was awarded the Magnus Isaacson Award at Les Rencontres Internationales du...
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The Rest is Silence

An experimental and experiential dance theatre performance inspired by the death scenes of Shakespearian heroines and directed by Janet Hayatshahi. Performers: Emily Aust, Jane Blount, Julie Burelle, Christine Herde, Lily Kelting, Regan Linton, Larissa Lury, and Heather Ramey. Presented in February 2012 at the Mandell Weiss Theatre in La Jolla California. Photos by Gaeun Kim and Manuel...
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Class Ick! de Cons Truck Ted

A re-examination, re-configuration, re-interpretation, de/re-hydration, illumination, exhumation, and contamination of what we think we might know about the story of Agamemnon. Presented as part of Archive Fever at the University Gallery, University of California, San Diego, March 2011. Performed by Janet Hayatshahi, Julie Burelle, Alicia Peterson Baskel, and Anya Cloud. Photos by Jim Carmody.
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System Sweeping Tangent

A three-hour installation performance; a container for questions, nothingness, lineage, and choreography through bodies in relationship to time. Presented as part of Archive Fever at the University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, March 2011 Performed by Anya Cloud, Alicia Peterson Baskel, Julie Burelle, Janet Hayatshahi, Rebecca Salzer and Kyle Sorenson (on Skype) Sound Design...
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Fish Without Bicycle

A devised piece putting in conversation the history of psychoanalysis, the spectacularization of hysteria, and the myth of Iphigenia. Directed by Janet Hayatshahi, presented as part of New Directions at the La Jolla Playhouse, June 2010. Cast: Julie Burelle, Lisel Gorell-Getz, Janet Hayatshahi, Lily Kelting, Jami Yaeger. Photos by Manuel Rotenberg
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Le fil d’Ariane – Ariane’s Thread

A play on a little girl's quest to unravel her grandmother's failing memory.This one-person play was developed under the mentorship of Professor Antje Budde at the University of Toronto and with the creative guidance of the fantastic Lucio Espindola,Lourdes Pérez Gay, and Amaranta Leyva of the company Marionetas de la Esquina in Mexico City. The wonderful Lynne Jennings of the San Diego Guild...
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