Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Here goes the dump:
I celebrated my birthday June 5th. I had yummy seafood and drinks at a cute place called Six Feet Under in Atlanta.
I was invited to be a guest artist for a week at DePaul University School of Theater in Chicago. I worked with MFA Acting students. I had so much fun and presented workshops on Puppetry, Hustling/Entrepreneurship and Artists Statements. We created shadow puppets together, inspired each other and I didn't want to leave.
Our 5 year old started summer camp and we both have been loving it.
I volunteered to lead a workshop to the kids at my son's summer camp. We made cat hand puppets and learned about the art of puppeteering.
I started to attend a cool church that I like.
I got booked to do voice over work for a British Electronic dance song. I was able to channel Maya Angelou and it was a fun experience.
I am a puppet ambassador at my gig at the Center for Puppetry Arts and had the chance to do outreach at the National Black Arts Festival and the Coretta Scott King National Book Fair. Over the course of 2 days last week I was able to interact with close to 1,000 kids while giving instruction on creating a cute bird and tree puppet. Good times.
I have become more addicted to any and all reality shows.
What have you been up to this summer?
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.