My creative practice / research is in the realm of Performance, Devising Theater and the Pedagogy of Physical Training for the Actor. My performance form called Live Sound Action is rooted in the practices of sculpture and percussion — and the activities of touch, hand made work, and the shaping of substances. Live Sound Action explores presence at the crossroads of sound, image, and body. It is a creative process technique where performers discover visual, aural, and physical performance by dancing, working and playing with objects and materials such as sticks of wood, pieces of metal, farm buckets, rusty chains, water, and stones.
I make theater that is of artifact, imprint, and a searching for how we become who we are — on both individual and species levels. Through practice with sound, movement, object, song and story, I create performance that is an archeological dig in search of, as well as a remembrance of, who we are, and what our potential is. In this act of remembering I seek to harness presence, create intimacy with the audience, and bring us toward a recognition of our capacity. My work contains and entertains both gravity and levity, drawing on the principle that they are intertwined.
I am currently integrating Live Sound Action with original text and writing about how creative practice and spiritual practice are intertwined. I am also investigating how creative somatic practices are relevant to social justice issues and the healing of systemic racism.