Thanks to everyone who came out to hear a reading of 893 | Ya-ku-za! It was great to have you and your brains in the room.
Special Thanks to: Alani Chock, Annie Kim Hendrick, and Margaret Jumonville for reading, and to KT Shorb for directing.
Arigatou Gozaimasu! More soon!
Along with 105, I co-wrote the libretto for Golden, an immersive mini-opera with Michael Zapruder.
Golden is a cutting-edge chamber opera that combines acoustic and electronic sounds, powerful voices and evocative immersive elements to tell the true story of a family whose belief in a magical golden object is tragically destroyed by the forces of technology.
It premiered at The Cohen New Works Festival, April 10-14, 2017 at The University of Texas at Austin. It was directed by Margaret Jumonville.
Photo: Lawrence Peart, Courtesy of The University of Texas at Austin
105 is presenting a dance excerpt of Part 1: Walking Days at FronteraFest.
Presented by Hyde Park Theatre in collaboration with Scriptworks, FronteraFest is one of Austin's longest running Fringe Festivals, now in its 24th year of highlighting new, alternative and offbeat theatre.
Faster Than Bullets was presented at Here Arts Center on February 14, 2017 as part of Sanctuary, presented by Less Than Rent Theatre.
The reading featured Amanda Salazar and Leslie Malaika Lewis with Harrison Densmore directing.
We did a closed reading of 893 | Ya-ku-za at 440 Studios, this past week. So great to have such brilliant minds in the room.
Huge Thanks to: Holly Chou, Rachel Lin, Kristan Seemel, and Sarah Haber.
Here's to making new work better.
Director Graham Schmidt asked me to step on to be Playwright-in-the-Room for the devised piece, "The Sonnets Project."
“The Sonnets Project” is an immersive, site-specific storytelling experience that invites audiences to consider, “If you had a chance to make a statement as you crossed over into the next life, what would you say?” Infused with music, dance, physical theater, and tons of love, “Sonnets” takes as its springboard the life of Wendy Johnson, a character from Jose Rivera’s play, "Sonnets for an Old Century." This is a performance about what we hold on to, and what we are able to leave behind, in an imagined waiting room between this life and the next.
The Sonnets Project ran from November 16-18th, 2016 at The University of Texas at Austin.
Director: Graham Schmidt
Playwright-in-the-Room: Daria Miyeko Marinelli
Scenic Designer: Iman Corbani
Lighting Designer: Alex Hanna
Costume Designer: Lirit Pendell
Ensemble: Miles, Agee, Jacob Basquez, Darlesia Carter, Jose Alejandro Figureoa, Oluwaseun Samuel Olayiwola, Elise Peterson, Tori Robertson, Hunter Sturgis, Oktavea Williams
Faster Than Bullets is part of the 2016 Going to the River Festival!
It will be performed on Wednesday, July 16th, at 7pm at Ensemble Studio Theatre, with the talents of Leslie Lewis and Amanda Salazar, with Elizabeth Van Dyke directing.
Untameable is a finalist for the 2016 Dionysia New Play Competition, sponosred by Khaos Company Theatre. An excerpt of the piece will be presented during the the New Play Competition, and the winning play will receive a full production. It will be directed by James Mannan, and will be performed Friday May 20th and Saturday May 28th.
If you're in Indianapolis, IN- check it out!
It'll be featuring the talents of Oladimeji Akinwande, Siho Ellsmore, Kevin R. Free, and Matthew Barbot, with Kana Hatakeyama directing.
Would be delighted to see you all there!
A Serialized Version of Daria's Red Runs The Stories, called Who I Killed for You is playing at The Flea as part of #serials! It's starring Crystal Arnette, Hye Young Chyun, and Brendan Sokler, with Kristan Seemel directing.
You can catch it this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 11pm. It will be awesome.
And maybe next week, IF it gets voted back.
Come out and support!
Guys, it's finally happening. Love & Diamonds & 5 Years of Rewriting. And here we go.
The cast honors me, the design astounds me and it's a cutting good time.
Grab your tickets here! Because who ever said no to an immersive diamond heist?
See you there.
More Info about Untameable (like, what it's actually about) found here.
Faster Than Bullets will be presented on July 26, 2015, at Access Theatre as part of The Oneness Project, an collection of theater dedicated to social justice. The piece examines how to right a wrong, and asks what superheroes look like when justice itself is a murky term. Faster Than Bullets will be directed by Erin Daley, and features Kana Hatakeyama and Isabella Saka.
After You will be going up in Carrboro, NC as part of 10x10 In the Triangle, a short play festival presented by The Arts Center. Show runs July 10th-26th.
Here's the whole line-up!
* Broken by James McLindon directed by David Berberian
* Work by Catherine Castellani directed by Tamara Kissane
* As We Knew It by L. Robert Westeen directed by Hope Alexander
* Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? by Jack Karp directed by Monet Marshall
* Alban’s Garden by Rich Espey directed by Brook North
* Two Mothers at a Roadside Cafe by Allan Bates directed by Gregor McElvogue
* Couples Therapy by Matt Crowley directed by Meredith Sause
* After You by Daria Miyeko Marinelli directed by Laurel Ullman
* The Third Person by Dan Borengasser directed by Jules James
* Stop/Frisk by Rich Rubin directed by Lormarev Jones
Untameable was asked to the next round of submissions in Theatricum Botanicum's Seedling Program, a Development Series for Playwrights, out in Topanga, CA. Stay tuned for more!
After You was named a Semi-Finalist in the 10 by 10 in the Triangle Short Play Festival in Carrboro, NC!