I have been engaged in a yearlong collaboration with choreographer/performer Erin Tracy. Our next showing will be at the international dance festival Blurred Borders, where we will be presenting our piece Better Metaphors.
Photo by Jim Carmody
Better Metaphors uses movement and monologue to explore unconscious gender bias, sexiness, and graham crackers. It unapologetically asks: How does language change us? How far have we come, really, and where are we going next?
For more information about the festival, happening on May 22-23 in San Diego, click here.
Warm thanks to the faculty and students of Coe College, who welcomed me to Cedar Rapids last week for a residency and reading of THE LIAR PARADOX, with real-life twins reading the twin protagonists in the play. I also got to spend the week with Kate Aspengren’s delightful playwriting students and talk to them about their work and my own.
Fair warning to anyone visiting Cedar Rapids: the Quaker Oats factory will leave you constantly craving oatmeal. The city used to be home to a meatpacking plant, but today it is olfactory heaven.
For more information about Coe College’s playwriting competition click here.
Second Skin opens this Friday, April 17, as part of the Wagner New Play Festival. This workshop production runs through Saturday, April 25 at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre.
Second Skin is directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg, featuring N’Jameh Camara, Zora Howard, and Zakiya Markland. Dramaturged by Gabriel Greene, scenic design by Mingshuo Zhao, lighting design by Alex Miller-Long, sound design by Grady Kestler, costume design by Mary Rochon, stage managed by Jessie Medofer.
Check out this preview in the San Diego Union Tribune.
Tickets and additional information here.