I am a writer and contemporary performance artist based in Portland, Oregon, who creates original outlandish performances that are character driven, rooted in movement-based theater, find power in the femme experience, and defy easy categorization. My hybrid performances stem from personal exploration and seek to create community by addressing relevant issues in society. My work juxtaposes pratfalls with the seriousness, absurdities with sincerity, and pathos with humor while exploring themes of aging, feminism, sexuality, consciousness, vulnerability, intimacy, societal norms, whiteness, capitalism, memory, infinity, alienation, and love.
My performances can be bare bones or include layered costuming, reveals of makeshift props, object puppetry, audience participation, time-based media (music samples, sync-error jokes, off-the-wall audio effects, video), and utilization of my voice, both literally and figuratively, through text, story, and song. My performance style integrates the concept of mask/counter-mask, ‘shapeshifter’ tropes, twisting storyline arches, the shero's journey, and satirizes marketing techniques by cannily coining phrases like ‘Tribal Deficit Disorder (TDD™)’, POONSTRUCK™, or ‘Vaginal Consciousness (VAGCON™). All this, while holding a sharp sense of rhythm, somatic awareness, and swift sensitivity to audience interaction. Audiences members have described my comedic performances as transcendentalist hilarity, wonderfully wrenching, and utterly inexplicable!