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. Addressing and dismantling my white privilege is an active, daily pursuit -- accountability has become my deepest intention.
Some plays I have written are called Boyband, Belly, Ded Trippin, Elephant House, and RAD!
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.
Some artists who inspire me are: Modesto Flako Jimenez, Aleshea Harris, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Annie Baker, Jeremy O' Harris, Lila Neugebauer, Ashley Tata, Agnes Varda, FKA Twigs, SZA, Pablo Picasso, Suzan-Lori Parks, Tina Satter and everyone at Half Straddle, Will Arbery, Dyer Rhoads, Chris Holtkamp, Nile Harris, Tyler the Creator, Nikyla Boxley, Malik Childs, Katie Weinstein, all of UNCSA '19, Michaela Coel, Issa Rae, Chloe x Halle, Ava DuVernay, Greta Gerwig, Hunter Schafer, Savion Glover, Krisha Marcano, Josh Foldy, Daniel Fish, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Richard Maxwell, Kae Tempest, Maria Irene Fornés, Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, Beyoncé, Solange, NYSNC- or all boybands far and wide, any individual who can play any instrument really well, Sean Stack, Gabi Walden, Matt Stanasolovich, Jasper Johnson, Daniel Johnston, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Agnes Borinsky, Sean Breitkreutz, Trey Gray, Michael Kauffman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Kate Valk, Tasha, Blood Orange, Daina Griffith, Saoirse Ronan, Ashley Gates Janson, Lucas Hedges, Zendaya, James Baldwin, Pina Bausch, Misty Copeland,
Adrienne Maree Brown and 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
Lele LeHands LeBain,
Bailey and Nadezhda were down to rehearse on my roof and that meant the world to me.