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, Annie Baker, Gertrude Stein, Kaneza Schaal, Wu Tsang, Jeremy O' Harris, Lila Neugebauer, Ashley Tata, Agnes Varda, Kathleen Collins, FKA Twigs, SZA, Pablo Picasso, Paperboy Prince, Suzan-Lori Parks, Tina Satter and everyone at Half Straddle, Will Arbery, Mekhai Lee, Dyer Rhoads, Chris Holtkamp, Nile Harris, Tyler the Creator, Nikyla Boxley, Malik Childs, Katie Weinstein, all of UNCSA '19, Emily DeForest, Tij D'oyen, Nifemi Ogunro,
Jake Bellew, Trevor Bazile,
Malcolm X Betts, Betsey Brown, Tanner Poff, Briana Calderón Navarro, Zack Young, Julia Mounsey, Peter Mills Weiss,
Michaela Coel, Issa Rae, Chloe x Halle, Terence Nance, Ibram X. Kendi, Mary Oliver, Kara Walker, Hunter Schafer, Savion Glover, Krisha Marcano, Josh Foldy, Daniel Fish, Diana Oh, Annie B. Parsons, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Richard Maxwell, Kae Tempest, Maria Irene Fornés, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Miranda Haymon, Machel Ross, Janicza Bravo, Indya Moore, Mj Rodriguez, Beyoncé, Solange, Britney Spears, Beverly Glenn Copeland, Laurie Anderson,
Georgia O'Keffee, any individual who can play any instrument really well, Sean Stack, Gabi Walden, Maya Angelou, Angela Davis, Agnes Borinsky, Sean Breitkreutz, Trey Gray, Michael Kauffman, Delaney Rath, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Ralph Lemon, Okwui Okpokwasili, Qween Jean, Kate Valk, Tirza, Roya Marsh, Dev Hynes, Daina Griffith, Ashley Gates Janson, Zendaya, James Baldwin, Pina Bausch, Misty Copeland,
Adrienne Maree Brown 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