HER / ME
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I am a poet, performer, gardener, and dream-chanteuse who dabbles with scissors and glue.
I was a performance artist on the downtown NY performance scene for years. My performances included a) A tea-party for voice and debris serving up a really long Wallace Stevens poem, b)surrealist cabaret c)a powerpoint presentation about the abyss d)a guitar-smashing rampage through cubicle life with suburban elegies e)a lecture by my imaginary friend f) plays, monologues, video installations ..and so forth. I also work as an actor now and again in other people's theater.
My theater tradition is physical and vocal. I studied for many years in the Roy Hart voice tradition, which imagines the voice as "the muscle of the soul". I am interested in liberating the female voice from centuries of cultural repression.
I record a podcast in the cosmic dream radio studio. Dream messages from my imagination to yours. Listen on good headphones: you'll see.
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