LADY MACBETH

ON THE PSYCH WARD

Lights up on - The Body:
a motionless figure lies face down on the floor, in a ripped and bloodied wedding gown. Is this death? Or something else? This solo performance
piece explores what happens after waking up in the void of obsolescence. Through a weaving of movement and sound, the audience accompanies The Body on a sojourn through recovering identity - if any is left to be found. 

 

This piece explores themes of socialized femininity, disability, trauma and chronic pain, humor and grief, and what is left after the mind is lost. Inspired by the poetry of Kelly Cherry, this piece is a love letter to anyone feeling trapped in their own skin. 

BY THE WAY, MEET GLORIA MITCHELL:

AN EXPLORATION OF RACE, GENDER,

AND THE MANY SHADES OF FREEDOM

- MFA THESIS -

A year-long research project culminating at the end of three years' study, and in part fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance degree I obtained in May 2015.  This 516-page document chronicles the research of and rehearsals for my role as Gloria Mitchell, 1930's Hollywood starlet, in Lynn Nottage's acclaimed play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.

THE HAMPHELIA PROJECT

TO BEND OR NOT TO BEND:

AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER IN THEATRE PERFORMANCE

For the better part of an academic year, my good friend and colleague Chase Byrd and I examined the relationship between two of Shakepeare's most famous failed lovers, Hamlet and Ophelia.  We used their characters as groundwork to examine the effects gender- and sex-swapped iterations of their relationship had on us as performers as well as on our audiences.  I presented this study at the 2014 Graduate Research Symposium at USM, and received great acclaim as well as a monetary award for Best Departmental Abstract.