What were your influences that led you to create this piece? Rural background, Animal Farm?
|The company backstage before Hatched at Flushing Town Hall|
Our company will also be leading residencies on dance, world storytelling, Shakespeare, and creative drama for preschoolers and kindergarten students in several schools.
I feel that everything in my life feeds my creative work. My favorite thing to “do” is to spend time with my own family. I love exploring the city and life through the eyes of my daughter. My husband, who is an actor and Host for AOL’s Saving Experiment, loves to make our family laugh, so our home is always filled with humor and creative play. When I’m not creating my own work, or working on Treehouse Shakers, you can find me exploring a museum, writing, seeing live dance, theater, or music.
Anything else you would like to add?
Growing up my mother, a painter, and my father, a notorious family storyteller, exposed me to new experiences and creativity. My Treehouse Shakers’ business partner, Emily Bunning, and I grew up together in Southwest Wyoming. We attended art classes every Saturday with her Great Aunt Susie as our teacher. Over the years we have come to realize how amazing our childhoods were in terms of creativity, opportunity and play. We also never stopped playing as children. Our life work is dedicated to giving children of all ages, no matter their income, the opportunity to be exposed to high-quality performance which hopefully sparks their own curiosity in the world, empathy for others, and creative thinking. In our minds, art truly is the best building foundation for life.
|The performance has an underscore of live music by the talented Anthony Rizzo|