Award-winning playwright, producer, director, and lighting designer
Cross-Media Art & Performance
bass, guitar, vocals, and lyrics…
book covers, album art, and prints…
Dark indie soundscapes with evocative poetry
A queer novel, in fragments of memory…
Deform, reform, perform…
Teacup Gorilla’s debut EP, released July of 2015
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I was invited to write and perform my own Vagina Monologue for the 2018 It Grows Wild production.Read the script »
Off-Center’s Bite-Size: An Evening of Micro Theatre, is five original short plays and performance pieces by Colorado artists that are being performed through Nov. 18 at BookBar in north Denver.
Reminiscent of late ‘90s punk with elements of spoken word combed through, Teacup Gorilla never fails to put the moodiness to their heavy indie-rock.
—Kori Hazel and Alex Kramer
We are not here to flatter egotism, or prop up humbug; we are merely telling the [queer] story. We value what is good in the book; but we believe in the existence of other, and more vivid kinds of goodness.Read the script »
An award I’m happy to share with my amazing collaborators in Buntport Theater & Teacup Gorilla.
I’m excited to be part of Buntport Theater’s 40th original full-length production — based on my novel, Riding SideSaddle*, and featuring a live score by Teacup Gorilla. It’s been a wild month pulling it all together!Read the script »
Join us for the official release of my first novel — with live music and special guests!
A Screw Tooth installation & performance built from the prophetic 1982 science-fiction/horror movie, “Forbidden World,” filtered through the mind of an obsessive, self-proclaimed prophet. Created by Adam Stone & Erin Rollman at Buntport Theatre, with contributions from myself and many others (August 8-9, 2014).
The Obsolete Book in a Post-Obsolete World as Represented by an Obsolete Book About Dance is a reflection on the obsolescence of obsolescence, and a performable website in the spirit of Michelle Ellsworth. This summer it also became a gallery installation, when I was invited to install & perform in the Electronic Literature Organization conference gallery.
The last demo of new material (for now). This is Pig Sez, with words from CA Conrad’s The Book of Frank.
Another demo! This one features Daniel Rule on the second guitar & vocals. Daniel has started playing with us regularly these days — we’re excited to have him in the band!
In which: Broken Spirits, Land Lines, Kitty Crimes, Porlolo, Gora Gora Orkestar, Emerald Siam, and more.
In which: Magic Cyclops, Jen Korte, Abandin Pictures, and more.
Here it is! The first in a new set of demos, updated to reflect our current sound. There are more on the way, so check back again tomorrow.
In which: Accordion Crimes, Raven Jane, The Truth & Spectacle, Ian Cooke, Dragondeer, Dave Devine Relay, and more.
In which: Elin Palmer, Safe Boating is no Accident, Pan Astral, and more.
2013 was nuts…
…focussed on issues of translation, transmutation, and language forms across media, as well as the textual/visual/sonic/physical (etc) manifestations of these transmissions as they travel between and betwixt our minds… The biggest tension is between that of the printed page and that of the new virtual realities…
There’s only one way I know to make all that happen.
Fuck the Muse pt.7: Sometimes you have a great idea for a project, or one aspect of a project, and you throw everything at it, but the idea turns out to be a dud. You can’t ditch the project after putting so much into it, but neither can you force it through. The only way forward is to take a step back.
We’re back, and we have big plans.
Fuck the Muse pt.5: Now that you have a seed worth exploring, you are ready for step 2 of the creative process. The goal of this phase is explosive growth, following your curiosity out from the seed in every direction. What is the content? What materials will you need to build this artwork? What already exists, and what will you need to build? What will be your inspirations? What will be your constraints?
The editors at SpringGun Press asked me to design cover art for The Posture of Contour, a new book by James Belflower. I used the opportunity to get my mind out of an all-digital space, and spent most of my time with pen, paper, and oil pastel.
You can’t start working until you know what you are working towards. That doesn’t mean knowing all the answers, it means knowing the questions that will guide you. I refer to those guiding questions as the "seed" of a project.
Last month I posted my first GreenMud reward portrait of Kitten Karlyle. This weekend I finished the second portrait, a joint image of my collaborators: Dan Eisenstat and Sondra Eby.
Cycles have become the core of my creative process. Thinking in cycles means I always know where I am and where I’m going, even when I feel overwhelmed by the size of a project. If I’m stuck, it’s time for a new mindset. If my last move was to zig, my next move is to zag.
The Operating System has asked to cross post my creative process mini-series. We started with a brief introduction to my work.
Kirby Ferguson argues that the three basic techniques of remixing (copy, transform, combine) form the foundation of all creative process. He refers to these techniques as the "Elements of Creativity"…
I was reminded yesterday why I do what I do. Not for a distant invisible truth, but for the world around me and the people in it.
We think of creativity as sudden, sexy, inexplicable moments of inspiration — ignoring the hard work that makes those moments possible.
The first drafts of the "GreenMud Susy" fonts are kerned, complete, and roughly in place.
After submitting on a whim, I was invited to perform last weekend at the SLSA conference in Milwaukee. This was not a reasonable thing to do, but I did it…
I’ll be in Milwaukee this weekend for a brief appearance at the SLSA 2012 jurried elit event – performing the Post-Obsolete Book.