Here's a new trailer for Zoey and the Wind-Up Boy, the short film I co-wrote with the phenomenal Marica Petrey, who also directed. The film premieres February 3 and 4 in San Francisco, along with a reimagined Radix Troupe production of my short play Zoey in the Snow and some new musical collaborations with the band Girl Swallows Nightingale. Have a look.
It's just been announced that my brilliant collaborator Whitney Mosery has been chosen to take part in The Habitat Theater's 2016-2017 Directors' Playground. Many congratulations to her! We'll be working together to develop a new piece on drug-resistant superbugs. It may or may not be a love story.
My new academic article, "Going Ape: Simian Feminism and Transspecies Drag" has appeared in the October 2016 issue of Performance Research. Many thanks to issue editor Amelia Jones and the rest of the phenomenal staff at Performance Research for making this possible. Read the article here or on my academia.edu page. I'll also present some of this research at ASTR 2016, if you plan to attend.
I'm thrilled to be able to share the first teaser for Zoey & The Wind-Up Boy, the Radix Troupe short film I co-wrote with director and actor Marica Petrey, which will premiere in February in San Francisco. Enjoy:
This fall, I will begin work at Harvard University as a Preceptor of Expository Writing. I will teach two sections of a freshman writing course (Expos 20) of my own design that explores the legacy and politics of autobiographical art-making in the African diaspora. I am extraordinarily grateful for this opportunity and look forward to joining the Harvard community. For more information, see the Harvard College Writing Program website.
At Buffalo, the musical I am writing with Amma Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin and Khalil Sullivan, has been selected for a residency this summer at the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. I am so looking forward to this amazing opportunity to continue to develop this piece. Thank you to all involved.
I'm really thrilled that my work is appearing this month on Brittle Paper and on the LA Review of Books. The Brittle Paper piece is a review of Roye Okupe's graphic novel E.X.O.; the LARB piece is an extended reflection on Disney's Zootopia and HBO's Animals. Many thanks to Ainehi Edoro at Brittle Paper and Anna Shechtman at LARB for their editorial wizardry.
I'm very pleased to announce that my short play "The Lunatics" will be produced as part of the Best of PlayGround 20 festival at the Thick House in San Francisco this June. It will also be published as part of this year's Best of PlayGround anthology. For more information, click here.
I'm very pleased to announce that my review of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' new play "War" has been published in this month's issue of Theatre Journal. I saw an early version of the play at Yale Rep; it is now about to open at Lincoln Center Theatre. My review is available through Project MUSE and on my academia.edu page.