Wavemaker Grants supports my interdisciplinary collaborative project Moving Parts, which will develop and produce an original theater work for a small, portable stage.
Moving Parts will assemble 4-5 collaborators from varied disciplines to conceive and produce an original work of theater for a compact, portable stage (approx 4’ x 4’ x 4’). Through a series of meetings and workshops, the company will share ideas and develop set architecture/scene changes, a libretto/text, figurines/props, video/film projections, sound/music/voice and performance. The resulting work will be presented free of charge to the public at venues including public libraries, museums, and non-profits, especially targeting underserved community venues.
Moving Parts will present a unique theater of objects, architecture, sound and image using modest economic means. We will develop our own techniques and intimate mechanics, our own stagecraft, to experiment with figuration and abstraction, pictures and language, space and time, narrative and transformation. In a condensed, concentrated way, Moving Parts will expand the art and performance scene in Miami and beyond, and be a new platform for artists to express themselves.
stills from Playsets stop motion animation, 2016
A program of Cannonball Miami, Wavemaker is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs.