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

Also, 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.



upcoming  &  in development ☟




Make Thee an Ark. Historic Spanish Point, april 17-26, 2020


Make Thee an Ark is a new site-specific play created by Raychel Ceciro, set 300 years in the future in a new Ark floating above an undersea Florida. Moored to an old oil rig, the New Ark harbors what may be the last vestiges of humanity after global warming has wreaked havoc on the planet. Combining storytelling with immersive performance, projection, and puppetry, Make Thee an Ark interprets the history of Historic Spanish Point  from the perspective of a generation living in the flooded future. The performance runs just over an hour in duration. See photos of the space here.

Additionally, Historic Spanish Point is hosting a talk-back panel with community members and local scholars to discuss the play and its relevance on Sunday, April 26.




Support for the Ark Dialogues programming was generously provided through a grant from Florida
Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities, by the John Ringling Tower Fund
with funds from the Arts and Culture Alliance of Sarasota County, and by Historic Spanish Point.


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Now at the End, Again. community reading, may 12, 2020


a presentation of the Rodeph Shalom Task Force Against Gun Violence. a reading of the new work* performed by a combination of professional actors and community members. a talk-back will follow. 

*details directly below




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Now at the End, Again. philadelphia fringe, mid september 2020 


a new play meditating on our modern questions of grieving, gun violence, and the futility and catharsis of invoking ritual traditions today. featuring a contemporary somewhat Jewish family, an ancient group of old friends, and a mysterious clay creature unstuck from time and place, with a new strange little puppet. 


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Shelter in Place. a Mural Arts/Drexel University project. phila, date tba


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


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A Final Impossibility. date tbd



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



Mark