Artist Residencies


Newnan ArtRez

Newnan ArtRez, GA, March 2018

Newnan ArtRez

Escape to Create

Escape to Create, Seaside, FL, Feb. 2018

More to come!


Wassaic Project

Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY, Dec. 2018

Wassaic desktop

Here is Maxon Mills, where all the studio spaces are located and where all kinds of awesome art installations happen!

Here are images of my studio space.

Here is the very sweet and snug school house, were I stayed.

Here are images from my favorite places to walk around the artist residency.

Paul Artspace

Paul Artspace, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 2018

I spent a restful and productive month at Paul Artspace, with local visual artists Alexis Riviera and Steven Coplin.

The one woman show I worked on, Raise Less Corn and More Hell:  Annie Diggs, A Prairie Populist, will be included in the Paul Artspace: 2018 Year In Review Exhibition starting December 1st at Bermuda Projects in Ferguson, MO.

I enjoyed the open studios and the opportunity to engage with local creatives and the Paul Artspace community at the bonfire on Nov 4.

Paul Artspace

Here are images of the inside of the house.

Here was my studio space.

Here are some of the photos of the Paul Artspace grounds.  When I arrived, the fall foliage was fantastic.

Also, towards the end of my stay, there was a some snowfall.


Surel’s Place

Surel’s Place, Garden City, ID, Feb. 2018

I spent a creatively nurturing and productive month as a writer-in-residence at Surel’s Place.

While I was there, I taught a workshop titled, Tackling the Ten-Minute Play.

Synopsis of Workshop:
Ten-minute play festivals, produced by many theatre companies, provide an opportunity
for playwrights in all stages of their career to share their work with an audience and create community with other theatre artists. In Tackling the Ten-Minute Play we explored the various components of a strong ten-minute play including: play structure, creating conflict, crafting characters, and developing dialogue. This workshop will also explore tips for editing and refining your final manuscript and navigating the submission process when you are ready to submit your work.

Tackling Ten Minute Play workshop 1

There also was a reading of my dark comedy, The Black Triangle on Feb 22nd at the Visual Arts Collective.  The staged reading was a collaboration between Surel’s Place and Alley Repertory Theater, for their series “The Age of Women.”   We received a great write-up in Boise Weekly.

VAC Reading 1

There additionally,  was a reading at Surel’s Place with Treasure Valley Children’s Theatre of two of my new plays for young audiences.

The Bead Project

UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY Sept.-Nov. 2015

The Bead Project is a scholarship program for women. Over the course of ten classes at the UrbanGlass studios, students learn the art of glass beadmaking and simple jewelry fabrication techniques. After successful fulfillment of The Bead Project curriculum, students receive a kit containing the necessary tools and equipment for continuing to produce their work. Ongoing advocacy is provided to graduates by The Bead Project and UrbanGlass.

March 2015 Alternative, Environmental Art, Raumers, Rauma, Finland

Letter Press Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers

The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, Nov. 2014

I was 1 of 8 participants selected for the Letterpress Publishing Seminar for Emerging Writers at The Center for Book Arts in New York City, November 4-9th.

Participants heard lectures from various professionals in the field – printers, fine press publishers, book artists, and dealers, to get a practical overview of letterpress printing and small press publishing. They will learn the basics of letterpress printing, both traditional typesetting and options with new technology, by collaboratively printing a small edition of broadsides or other projects.

Daruma Eco-Farm

Bang Phra, Thailand, May 2014

I created puppets and devised a production with elementary students.

Enigmata Treehouse and Ecolodge

Camiguin, Philippines, April 2014

I created masks, props, and costume pieces at a local arts camp.  I also led a writing workshop with young artists.

My deep, heartfelt gratitude to healer, activist, visual artist, dancer, and force for good, Rosalie, for sharing her community with me.

The League Residency at Vyt

Sparkill, NY, March 2014

Sponsored under the auspices of the Ruth Katzman Scholarship (Thank you!).

Many cultures, past and present, had spirits and deities as part of the natural world. They saw the world as sacred, worthy of stewardship, full of stories and that affected their relationship or understanding of natural places.

“Personifications,” explores how our relationship with an environment changes when the space is personified.

Costumes: Christine Samar

Photography: Nina Berlingeri and Lavinia Roberts

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