Legal Tender is a decolonial, queer hypnosis made up of poems and movement; a cross-country astral trip through smalltown gay bars and newsrooms; a series of guided meditations on hustling, schlock, and the breaking points of reality.
Featuring poet Kyle Dacuyan, Legal Tender will premiere in New York City at Ars Nova ANT Fest in June 2019 and Philadelphia, PA in 2020.
Stayeth Empty is a body of research and ongoing practice dedicated to artistic, conceptual, spiritual and embodied inquiries into the nature of emptiness. The work is shared through multiple mediums including text, video and live performance.
The first public sharing of the workoccurred at Arteles Creative Center (Haukijärvi, Finland) during a one-month artist residency in February, 2019.
Collection of haikus and images born from a year of American road trips.
A movement and sound installation offering an interactive dance experience for six audience members at a time. The Garden of Forking Paths ran for a two-month sold out run in Philadelphia in Spring 2017.
“Unique vocal prompts and a smiling, silent cast of dancers guide us away from one another onto a path deliberately crafted to heighten awareness— of self and other, of seeing and being seen, of connecting and being alone, of the fuzzy contours of memory and emotion.” -ThinkingDance on The Garden of Forking Paths
A dance-theater fugue exploring the many faces of grief.
(Photos by Tommy Butler)
2015 - 2016 // Co-Artistic Director, Writer, and Performer
A cabaret-clown-comedy-extravaganza. Baby Steps was the ongoing performance collaboration of Andalyn Young and Megan Thibodeaux featured at New Orleans’ Hell Yes Fest and Philadelphia’s Bechdel Test Fest, Sketch Fest, Nice and Fresh showcase, PHIT, and a variety of local bars.
A Baby Steps interview conducted by Philly Sketch Fest can be found here.
Inspired by investigative journalist Nellie Bly’s 1887 exposé “Ten Days in a Mad-House,” Nellie/Nellie was a genre-bending performance driven by original music, torch songs, turn of the century Americana, and chamber opera. Presented at Broad Street Ministry as part of the 2014 FringeArts Festival in Philadelphia.