Goatroper Grrrl (formerly, The Moby Dick Diaries)— solo show performed by Andrea Mock, directed by Leonard Pitt, developed by Leonard Pitt and David Ford. Lee West, a girl from rural California, choreographs Moby Dick, which she sees as a ticket out of her redneck town and a lifetime of washing out her husband’s underwear, like her Mom. Lee fights to be who she is, not who her Dad and boyfriend want her to be. Excerpts performed at The Marsh in SF and Berkeley. The whole show has been selected for the Marsh Rising Series, held May 18, 2016.
Brain_In_A_Box—(Critics’ Choice SF Weekly and Oakland Tribune), reviewed by critics Kristanna Bertelsmann as “a warm and witty take on today’s techno-geek culture” and Robert Hurwitt as “a backyard, child-like performance with a Lynda Barry-type view.” Sold out show at The Warehouse in Oakland.
Age of Enlightenment—explores Mary Shelley’s inspiration for Frankenstein as the conflict between the adulterous betrayal by Percy Bysshe Shelley and the writings of her dead mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, an early feminist. In the climactic scene, Mary Shelley dances with the ghost of her mother. Critics Choice (Contra Costa Times)
Jane Austen in Berkeley—produced with help from a grant from Zellerbach and Flora and Hewlett Community Arts Program, Critics’ Choice (Express).
First Time– a young girl’s first sexual experience set in the Central Valley.