Here are a few images from selected performance works I have written and/or directed, starting with a couple of current projects:
I recently learned that James Sellars died this past February. James was an incomparable composer, thinker and force of nature and I can’t quite imagine that he’s gone. James used to call me Josepine ( which he pronounced "who's-a-peen") Facehead, for reasons of his own. I think he meant it affectionately, but who knows.
I grew up with the A-Bomb. I knew that my mom and dad met during the war, working on the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, TN. This seemed somehow normal in our house. When I asked my dad what he did at work, he said he smashed atoms with a butter knife. It took me a while to start asking more complicated questions.
Exploratory monologue for the character of LISE, inspired by physicist Lise Meitner, one of the women I am researching for: SPLITTING ATOMS WITH A BUTTER KNIFE, a play with songs.
How the hell are we to respond to all the complexities of our world? War in other countries, corporate kleptocracy, persecution of our most vulnerable citizens, that person sitting across from us at the dinner table... Despair seems like a logical response.