I hope to not know you, to meet you someday soon, to be something new for you.
I enjoy creating and performing art --
specifically when a variety of forms, spaces and mediums are utilized to enhance one's sense of beauty and limitlessness. Or a group's indeterminable nature. Whichever helps us feel most alive together.
My intention is to cultivate a community of artists who feel called to change this industry and heal in the process of dismantling it.
I'm also stepping back and shutting up, as there is a lot of unpacking and unlearning occurring within my body, mind and soul.
Some plays I have created are called Hooters Play, Boyband, Belly, Dead Tripping and RAD!
Since 2019, I have been in collaboration with the ever-evolving, Brooklyn-based, performance artist collective:
We make the craziest sh*t.
Recently, I performed in Judgment Day, directed by Richard Jones at the
Park Avenue Armory, as well as a short film directed by Olivia Wilde and a horror film titled Shrine, produced by Sam Raimi. Upcoming: WeCrashed on AppleTV
Some artists who inspire me are: Modesto Flako Jimenez, Aleshea Harris, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Sarah Benson, Annie Baker, Gertrude Stein, Kaneza Schaal, Wu Tsang, Jeremy O' Harris, Lila Neugebauer, Ashley Tata, Agnes Varda, Agnes Borinsky, Kathleen Collins, FKA Twigs, SZA, Pablo Picasso, Paperboy Prince, Suzan-Lori Parks, Tina Satter and everyone at Half Straddle, Will Arbery, Nifemi Ogunro, Mekhai Lee, Chris Holtkamp, Nile Harris, Dyer Rhoads,
Nikyla Boxley, Malik Childs, Siena Werber, Katie Weinstein, all of UNCSA '19, Emily DeForest, Tij D'oyen,
Jake Bellew, Trevor Bazile,
Malcolm X Betts, Betsey Brown, Tiger Hornby, Tanner Poff, Briana Calderón Navarro, Sarah Rooney, Zack Young, Collective Focus Resource Hub, Kit Zauhar, Julia Mounsey, Peter Mills Weiss, Octavia Butler,
Michaela Coel, Terence Nance, Ibram X. Kendi, Mary Oliver, Kara Walker, Hunter Schafer, Savion Glover, Krisha Marcano, Josh Foldy, Cori Matos-Aguilera, Daniel Fish, Diana Oh, Annie B. Parsons, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Richard Maxwell, Richard Foreman, Thomas Bradshaw, Maria Irene Fornés, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Miranda Haymon, Machel Ross, Janicza Bravo, Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, Beyoncé, Solange, Britney Spears, Little Dragon, Laurie Anderson, Lynne Ramsay,
Georgia O'Keffee, any individual who can play any instrument really well, Sean Stack, Gabi Walden, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Sean Breitkreutz, Tramaine Gray, N'yomi Stewart, Michael Kauffman, Delaney Rath, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Zack Fox,
Okwui Okpokwasili, Ralph Lemon, Qween Jean, Kate Valk, Tirza, Roya Marsh, Rhianna, Dev Hynes, Ashley Gates Janson, Victoria Pedretti, Zendaya, James Baldwin, Pina Bausch, Misty Copeland,
Adrienne Maree Brown
Frida Kahlo, and many many many more.
I am grateful for artists and the impact they have had on my life. They continuously save me. also water saves me.
a mantra is
keep falling forward
Bailey and Nadezhda were down to rehearse on my roof and that meant the world to me.
photo by Winky Lewis