Created sixteen wearable soft-sculptures, based on various creatures living in the Delaware River. This was created as part of the interactive theater in the River Alive! permanent exhibition at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, which educates viewers about the beauty and challenges of the Delaware River. In this installation, viewers are invited to activate river stories through interactive lighting, sounds, and wearables in an immersive environment. Wearables are primarily made from found and recycled materials. Lighting by Dwain Decker, sound by Will Owen, and set by Creative Machines and Will Owen. Envisioned and managed by Victoria Prizzia.
A collaborative installation I facilitated at Phillip Brooks School in San Francisco. This installation is made from 200+ individual sculptures, created from 250+ students from K-5, using all found + recycled materials. These workshops were centered around material exploration, transformation, play, and intuition, mimicking my own creative process. Belongings lives in their school library; I love imagining students’ spending time with the installation, searching for their sculptural contribution - seeing their piece as part of a larger whole.
Created in collaboration with PBS’ art teacher, Keriann Armusewicz.
Photo Credit: Jon Wheatley
Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre
Set + Prop Designer for Agile Rascal Bicycle Touring Theatre. Created lightweight, portable pieces, primarily made from found + recycled materials, including fabrics, foam, water bottles, packaging, and other plastics. The show addressed environmental issues pertinent to the state of Florida, where the troupe (and the set + props!) toured the free show… on bicycles! Find out more about Agile Rascals here.
Big thank you to AIRIE (Artists-in-Residence in Everglades) and Aloha Redland for hosting us while we devised this original play! And thank you to the wonderful Rascals on this team: Dara Silverman (Artist Director/ Writer), Jenny Hipscher (Director), Jackie Rivera (Production Manager/ Performer), Miguel Alejandra Castillo (Lighting Designer/ Performer), Kendrick Haunt (Costume Designer/ Performer), Michael Hulburt (Performer), Joel Knopf (Composer/ Performer), Ashley Whiting (Performer), Susan Freinkel (Journalist), and Nick Zelle (Intern).
Photo Credit to Images from Show: Nick Zelle
Harold of Good Ideas
“The Harold of Good Ideas: The daydreams of a kid in science class come to life in this series of musical shorts about local environmental problems and big ideas for the future...”
Costume, prop, and visual designer for Superhero Clubhouse’s production. Superhero Clubhouse is an NYC-based eco-theater company dedicated to making holistically ecological theater for diverse audiences. Aligning with the company’s and my own ethos, the props and costumes were made primarily with found and recycled materials. Fabricated props include a reversible white board-to-window (with help of Amir Badawi) and a moving fish puppet.
High Line Installation
Commissioned to create a lively, inviting, and family-friendly installation for the High Line Family Festival - a free three day pop-up event that offers workshops, performances, and programs for families. Celebrating the diversity and joy of plant life on the High Line, I designed several backdrops and tactile elements that would be engaging for kids (and adults!), using primarily recycled materials.
“Neighbors: a musical tale of two trees and two abuellas, all in need of connection on a record-hot summer day in New York City.”
Costume, prop, and visual designer for Superhero Clubhouse’s production. Superhero Clubhouse is an NYC-based eco-theater company dedicated to making holistically ecological theater for diverse audiences. Aligning with the company’s and my own ethos, the props and costumes were made primarily with found and recycled materials. Designed and created a tree costume, as well as designed and sourced the abuellas’ costumes and set design for their homes.
Photo Credit: Dylan River Lopez
“Kurt Weill’s long-lost orchestrations will be heard in New York City for the first time since the American premiere in 1925. Appealing to children and adults alike, this enchanting dance and chamber music work tells about a child whose toys come to life. Choreographer Jody Oberfelder creates compelling characters based on the dynamic score performed by the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra.”
Prop Designer for Jody Oberfelder’s Zaubernacht. Created a Jack-in-the-Box and an abstract Russian Doll costume. The show was featured in the New York Times and performed at the Jewish Heritage Museum in downtown Manhattan.