Saturday, February 1, 2014

Writing and Performance Work 2013

I made a post like this last year, only a month earlier. Sometimes, timing isn't everything.

Below is something of a CV of my writing and performing work for 2013. So much here was made possible with the help of remarkable colleagues and co-creators. It was a good year.

 Posting a list serves two purposes: it gives you a sense of the work I do. Perhaps something will catch your eye. Perhaps you'd or someone you know would like to commission a work, bring me in for a workshop, or just come see my next offering. Yes, this serves as some sort of marketing. I don't have the marketing gene, so at least there's this.

The second purpose is to have something to show for all my fatigue! Maybe this isn't much, but it was all done around a full time job and a major surgery to boot. I feel pretty good about it all.

There are also things that don't show up because they've not been released into the world. I have a few pieces of writing out there, waiting on some editor's desktop to be accepted or rejected. There is a dance film that I participated in making which is still being edited. This list doesn't show everything I've done in the past year.

But again, it was a good year. Check back in a year for what 2014 held.


PERFORMED Watch How You Watch (or what do you see when you see yourself seeing), a durational performance at Avant Garden, Houston, TX, part of Continuum Performance Art residency January 18, 2013

PERFORMED various roles in Bodily Function Follies, written, directed, and choreographed by Margo Stutts Toombs at FronteraFest, Austin, TX January 23, 2013


PUBLISHED Review for They Who Sound with Leslie Scates and Nicole Bindler, Dance Source Houston February 2, 2013

PUBLISHED  "SHSU Loses Beloved Dance Teacher"  in OutSmart Magazine, March 1, 2013 

PERFORMED Tell Me Where It Hurts, a durational, interactive performance at Avant Garden, Houston, TX, part of Continuum Performance Art residency March 1, 2013

CONCEIVED, DIRECTED, PERFORMED ShadowPlace, a performance installation at the Photobooth on Montrose, under the Breath & Bone/Orts Performance banner. Three performances: March 3, 10, and 17, 2013


PUBLISHED  "Witnessing and Blessing"  in OutSmart Magazine, April 1, 2013

FACILITATED Workshop on Presence and Creativity, Austin Community College, Carnival Ah,  March 4, 2013

PUBLISHED  Adults  in Voices Against Bullying #1, published by Sword and Labrys Productions

PUBLISHED  "The Devil and the Dynamite Duo"  on The Longbox Project, April 30, 2013


PERFORMED "Coloring the Line", a durational performance at The Hilary and Nikki Show, Hardy & Nance Street Studios, Houston, TX May 17, 2013


PUBLISHED  "The 25"  in The Dying Goose Volume 1 Issue 2

CONCEIVED, DIRECTED, PERFORMED in Wringing Out Light: Poems & Prayers at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Houston, TX under the Breath & Bone/Orts Performance banner, three performances, July 19-21.


PUBLISHED  "On Liberty, Unity, and Keeping His Cool",  Interview with Bishop Gene Robinson, OutSmart Magazine, September 1, 2013

PUBLISHED  "A Body of Collaborative Work," Interview with Bill T. Jones, OutSmart Magazine, September 1, 2013

PERFORMED Flouring/Flowering, part of Submission, an evening of durational performances produced by Continuum, Continuum Headquarters, September 6, 2013

PERFORMED in Sidewalk Psychic, A short film written and Directed by Kapil Nair and Margo Stutts Toombs, debuted on YouTube September 9, 2013


PUBLISHED  "Batman and Other Reminders of Never Again"  on The Longbox Project, October 12, 2013

PUBLISHED Review of Teresa Chapman's Shifting Spaces, Dance Source Houston, October 24, 2013

PERFORMED role of Leonato in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, Directed by Kate Pogue, O'Kane Theater, University of Houston-Downtown, October 25 - November 2, 2013 (nine performances)


PUBLISHED  "Art for Art's Sake",  (Hope Stone Kids) in Dance Studio Life, November, 2013 (link is to a large PDF file and takes some time to load.)


PUBLISHED  "Dancing Illusions"  (Pilobolus Dance Theater) in Arts + Culture Texas, December 2013/January 2014

PUBLISHED  "In Memory, In Silence"  in Saint Katherine Review, Volume 3 Numbers 3 & 4.