howdy ! and welcome to the future. the future is less formal than the past as it’s still underway, is still becoming and





upcoming  ☟


[Additionally,  I’d like to remind you that our collective future is unquestioningly and emphatically diverse, intersectional, equitable, free, empathic, and reparated. if you’re not with it, then you are against it, man.]


but as it stands, here’s what’s on the docket: 

Artist-in-Residence at the Chatauqua Institution’s VACI School and Galleries, Summer 2019


a seven week residency in which I will further explore the integration of mixed-media visual arts in my developing canon of performance art work and creation. includes a number of group exhibitions. stay tuned for deets and pics ! 


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One of Many Golems; or, Who Will Save Us?, October 2019


a public performance event revolving around social engagement through dance, puppetry, and spoken word, employing organizational collaboration, mixed media arts, and community discourse to address the plight of victims of gun violence in Philadelphia and beyond. created under the mentorship of Raheleh Filsoofi, and in collaboration with  Save Our City Philadelphia and the National Homicide Justice Alliance, this work explores the impact of the gun epidemic on Semitic, MENA and POC communities


ELEGY FOR A LAMB: A Revival, 2019

 
a tenth-anniversary-revival which reimagines the Resnick Family’s controversial original touring-variety-play focused on the family’s grief following the death of their child in an unimaginable instance of mass violence

oops! looks like you missed our Philly Theatre Week workshop on Feb. 9 ! check back here for updates on the next iteration


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Sportsplay, Philly Theatre Week 2020, and Philly Fringe 2020


another team-up with Mike Durkin’s Renegade Company and Lily Kind following our collaboration on (Kensington) Streetplay:

a devised series focused on boxing, roller derby, and locating movement ; another election year, another competition. how do sports divide us, bring us together, make us feel for the athletes, and for their abilities? how are the movement qualities transferable to dance and performance, and to what extent is the demonstration of athletic talent through competition already a performance in and of itself? how are sports detrimental, how are they vital, and can we unravel questions of society through our engagement with and exploration of the ever-present sport?


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A Final Impossibility, 20tbd



a second iteration of this work in progress: New Media! New Trees! New Vignettes! New Plot?! see it’s past here



Mark