Illuminate was developed with Ignition Arts in Summer 2020 with the help of the CAIRS Undergraduate/ Faculty Research Grant. The final installment of the The Infinity Trilogy, the collaboration brought together two dozen artists from 14 different states and 4 times zones.
ALiEN8 was commissioned by McCarter Theatre Center's Education & Outreach Program in Summer 2017. It received an Equity workshop with Ignition Arts in 2018 and premiered with Drexel University's Mandell Professionals in Residence Project in Fall 2019.
In our development of Illuminate we created optilay, a "visual song" format intended to highlight various talents of the ensemble while better supporting the text.
elevated thoughts: 100 Shadormas from 9,000ft. was created at HBMG's National Winter Playwrights Retreat and then developed in collaboration with then undergraduate BFA candidate, Corinne Prudente. The book is accompanied by an original score to enhance the reading experience. The illustrated poetry book was released with Literati Press in 2020 and then adapted into the short film elevated with OCU's Devising Class in Spring 2020.
In our workshopping of Illuminate we discovered optilogue, a "visual speech," which reveals subtext and helps the audience attend more to the text.