In 1700's Europe, a young boy with more to lose than he thinks, goes looking for adventure in the Naha'drash, a forbidden wood. Charting the journey of an innocent into the unknown, he encounters men and women who are not who they seem—though perhaps there is one among them keeping a sharp eye on his soul...
THE WHISTLING MORTICIAN
Poor as dirt. On all sides, oppression, war, and death. What else to do...but whistle? In 1871, a poor tramp from Prussia runs afoul of the authorities for whistling the French national anthem in the German-controlled region of Alsace-Lorraine. Fleeing on a steamer across the Atlantic, he settles in Hamburg, NY, to master the art that will become his destiny. Music, death, war, and waltzing: with whimsy and incredibly rigorous ensemble-work, The Whistling Mortician wonders how significantly a simple tune can change a life.
9/2013, Concord MA, Scout House
5/2013, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Theatre Project
7/2012, Theatre IATI's 5th Annual Performing Arts Marathon, NYC
On a journey through space in search of natural resources and new life, a husband and wife astronaut-team grapple with the paradoxes of intimacy and isolation. Time and Space are telescoped through the bodies of the ensemble, layering profound questions of identity, transformation, and evolution within relationship, and within humanity itself.
7/2013, Theatre IATI's 6th Annual Performing Arts Marathon, NYC
(Includes clips from The Whistling Mortician)
ALL THAT DIES AND RISES
Interwoven fragments of poetry, short stories, and other thematically linked texts are viscerally embodied by the ensemble in an ever-shifting meditation on how we cope with catastrophic change.
12/2014, Theatre IATI, NYC
SOO JIN PRETTY NAIL
Meet Susie. She could be the girl next door, but she's not white, and not quite harmless...to herself, or to others. Her long-lost Korean sister, Hyun Soo Jin, swoops in to the rescue with revelatory tips to beautify her outsides and create a winning personality that could change her (and your!) life forever.
2016: Baltimore Theatre Project (Baltimore MD), and Dixon Place (NYC)