Kalevala, Flickering Lights, Experimental Film, Please Don't Feed the Children and Voice Over, Oh My!Read Now
Seems like just yesterday I was talking about beginning my journey with the Kalevala artistic team, and yet the entire production has already come and gone. Brilliant costumes, sets, lights, props, puppets, singing, acting and fight choreography manifested, perfected and put to bed in the blink of an eye. A brand new theater christened, The Crane Theater home to nimbus, and a home for artists with stories to share and audiences to embrace. This is one I'd like to revisit someday, should the universe see fit to oblige me. Thank you to everyone who managed to come out and see us, your support means the world!
While working on Kalevala, I took a bit of a diversion and created a song homage to a recent obsession, "Stranger Things". Then I went one step further, incorporated my love of Halloween and costumes and made a video for it. Forgive my dorkiness, and enjoy, Flickering Lights!
Having already spoken so very highly of my experiences working on Conference of the Birds with Pangea World Theater, it should surprise noone that when asked to participate in a series of films diving more deeply into some of the themes of piece, I jumped at the chance. The three short pieces exploring different aspects of death one must overcome as part of their journey to find the Simorgh, are filmed and now we anxiously await their completion. Keep your eyes here for updates and in the meantime here are some pictures from the first day of filming.
Please, Don't Feed the Children is an early stages script by Aamera Siddiqui. A script based on the real life events surrounding the arrest and conviction of an imam who did nothing more than run a charitable organization bringing food and medical supplies to the people of Iraq. I am a huge fan of Aamera and her oft artistic partner Suzy Messerole, and I was profoundly honored to be invited by Meena Natarajan to work on a first reading of this important, and already very stage worthy script. The reading was sold out and feedback was insightful and positive. I look forward to the next iteration, and will be sure to let you know here just when that comes about!
Finally, I'm really happy to announce that I now have agency representation for voice over work, thank you NUTS, Ltd. for making me part of your VO family! Keep an eye on my Voice page for updates.