Friday, May 24, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
So much has been going on since I last graced this blog with a post. I have moved to a new home and have been head first into studying and developing new Lady Terror work. Part of this development has centered around:
Prayer as Ritual
I applied to be a part of the first Black Theology and Leadership Institute at Princeton Theological Seminary recently. A couple days ago I received the news that I was chosen to attend. Woooohoooo! I am overjoyed that my Lady Terror Spectacles and Performance will have the opportunity to be grounded in the concept of Liberation Theology. I am currently fundraising to help fund my trip and manifesting that the entire campaign will be funded.
Please take a look around and share it with friends. Any amount goes a long way towards getting me to New Jersey to learn from the top thinkers in the country. Click here to visit the campaign page: Help Send Lady Terror to Princeton Campaign
Keep pushing and THANK YOU in advance!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
|Theater lab at Emory University|
- "Everyday write something in your journal that inspires you to create."
- "Don't let your audience get comfortable. They are not static. They can participate in the work."
-"You should be constantly creating your own brand of theater."
-"You can create a battleground of lights on stage. Bring the streets to the stage."
I left with so many ideas on how to use sound and lights during my theater creations. I hope to come back and learn with the students again. The energy and spirit of the room left me high with possibilities for new work. Thank you Emory!
|All arrows point towards inspiration. |
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Who are your ART obsessions and inspirations?
Sunday, January 13, 2013
This is my first grant as an artist and I am so excited to use the funds to install art in our communities. I have always believed that art in communities can change the entire spirit and energy of its residents and ultimately help to empower and uplift.
My project will take Poetic Therapy to the streets on Atlanta with a bullhorn, soapbox and mobile desk engaging residents to create and perform poetry on corners.
Here is the press release for the award and more details on my idea.This project will hit the streets in Spring 2013! Stay tuned for lots of video and photo documentation of the stunt.
|One Night Only. Created mini poetry shows outside of liquor stores on South Side of Chicago.|
Monday, January 7, 2013
I AM ARTist Entrepreneur
I am still Lady Terror (a kinder, gentler Lady Terror but still pissed at poverty)
I AM a Do it Yourself advocate
Empowered by GOD (Liberation Theology gets me jazzed)
I AM Bout that Artist Life
I like contracts when you book me for a show
Folks still talking bout the Lady Terror Experience they had
I Ain't scared of much.
I tear down stages. The STREETS are my Stage
I have a reason for my ART
Bring me to your university departments as an guest artist or to create a community art project
My one woman shows have HIP HOP, poetry, crowd participation, ranting and a bullhorn
I AM ART
Now booking for 2013! Email me email@example.com
Sunday, December 30, 2012
As the New Year approaches I am excited for all that 2013 will hold for me. I love going back through the last year and creating a list of highlights. I had a wonderful year and as far as I am concerned, any year that I get through alive and healthy is a winner for me. I am so winning. For 2013 I am recommiting myself to doing all the things that bring me joy and going hard on branding Lady Terror and creating new theater and performance opportunities.
I have no vision board created for the New Year! I usually create one but want to shake things up and wing it. Instead, I plan to stay connected to my joy and be grateful for every single thing that comes my way. I believe that joy and meditation breed happiness and if you follow your bliss all that you ever could want or need will come to you.
Here are some highlights of 2012:
Moved to a new house - about to move into another one - riding the waves!
Taught puppetry to over 1,000 kids- in one weekend for the National Black Arts Festival!
Attended two amazing lectures at the Candler School of Theology.
Started my application to the Candler School of Theology – will complete it next week.
Sold items at a Flea Market.
Ditched my car three days a week and took public transportation for fitness.
Applied to present my work at program called “Breaking Dawn” at the Theater School at Emory University. I will present a rewrite of my one woman show called “I Will Not Calm Down" on Jan. 28, 2013.
Was a guest artist for a week at DePaul University Theater School in Chicago for MFA students. Taught a class on hustling, puppetry and creating artist statements.
Taught poetry to high school students.
Fulfilled my foodie obsession by working at two award winning, world class southern food spots.
Created my handmade collage art biz called TerrorChic Designs and made over $500 in sales with little to no marketing.
Filmed a short poetry video to promote my Lady Terror brand.
Appliedfor a $1,000 Idea Capital Grant for my Poetic Therapy Performance Art Stunt. I even got the application in 1 month earlier. Bye bye procrastination.
Began writing and developing a new piece of theater called “Love: Its All the Rage.”
Reconnected with my faith and now pray and meditate regularly. Fell back in love with spirituality and religion.
I create art for the ones who lost their voice a long time ago. I believe that impromptu spectacles can bring awareness to social justice issues that paralyze our communities. Lady Terror examines the relationship between public space and performance space and also explores ranting as a medium to address social issues and as a tool to empower communities. My art is local and neighborhood specific in its execution but global in its ideas around poverty, injustice and violence.