A workshop showing was presented at SAFEhouse Arts in San Francisco, CA Wednesday, May 23rd & Thursday, May 24th, 2018.
In 2011 I began thinking about a physical theater and performing object-based theatrical experiment with tandem inspirations: the need to become friends with our human pain, and the inherent fragility of our concept of home. The project has received multiple workshop explorations, and continues to develop in surprising and deepening ways.
The current iteration, working title home, is being developed in collaboration with composer/designer Thadeus Frazier Reed, and uses puppetry, animation, and mapped projection to explore themes of exile, transience and displacement. Collaborators for this chapter include the exceptional dance-theater makers Shannon Kurashige and Megan Kurashige of San Francisco's Sharp & Fine, and musician/performer/devisor-extraordinaire Jaime Lee Currier.
2015 workshop participants included:
Thadeus Frazier Reed, Erica Carpenter, Nils Jansson, Caitlyn Conlin, Tane Kawasaki, Hilario Saavedra, Kori Denise, Sam Breen, Jacob Gibson, Nora King, Mark Simon, Ryan Masson, Nikhil Pai, Donna Simone Johnson, and Alexis Sifuentes.
2016 choreography workshop cast:
Carolina Inoue, Page de la Harpe, Bruce Ng, Ravyne Payne, Valita Stoke, Dulce Sosa