September 1st 2017
Very excited to announce that I'll be back onstage with Oregon Children's Theater next spring, as a puppeteer in Eric Carle's classic tale of hunger and counting, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show! Stay tuned!
March 18th 2017
I'm stepping into a signature Glitter Gizzard act- the Thirsty Crabs. It's intimidating; I have some big claws to fill. But there is NO BETTER VENUE for weirdo burlesque than... The Slipper Room!
March 10th 2017
Glitter Gizzard is in New York City!! So excited to make our off-Broadway debut (ha) at The Tank in Manhattan.
August 23rd 2016
What a summer! The overhead projector and testimonial tree are all packed up, and it's time to high-tail it back across the border. Big ups to Janessa for being my #1 co-pilot, disco sister, and moose-spotter.
August 14th 2016
"A hilarious story with a heart!" Five stars from Edmonton's VUE Weekly! We're over the moon.
July 6th 2016
OH MAN THE SEMINAR WITH MADGE AND TAFFY IS OPEN, AND WE ARE LEAVING FOR THE CANADIAN FRINGE TOMORROW! HOLY ROLLERS, BATMAN! Here's a shot from our premier at the Mad Lab, the developing work portion of the Mad River Festival. Thanks, Blue Lake, for being an incubator, inspiration, and vortex of cray.
June 20th 2016
Janessa and I have been working our fingies to the bone getting Madge and Taffy off the ground, and at the same time performing in the Mad River Festival's original musical, "The Big Thirst." Written by the o.g. kush diva Joan Schirle in collaboration with some incredible Humboldt musicians, this is water politics and classic detective hijinks in a (plastic) bottle.
April 17th 2016
Back from another week in Blue Lake work-work-working with the incomparable Janessa Johnsrude on Glitter Gizzard's latest show: "The Seminar with Madge and Taffy." We collaborated with an awesome Humboldt-based photographer to get these scintillating studio shots. Prepare your you-know-whatholes, Canada. Photos by Terrence McNally.
March 27th 2016
That's a wrap on Bad Kitty: On Stage with Oregon Childen's Theater! What an awesome band of critters- I feel really fortunate to have been a part of this show.
March 12th 2016
Oregon Humane Society brought REAL LIFE ACTUAL KITTIES to the theater today. I'm 1000% dead.
February 27th 2016
And just like that, Bad Kitty: On Stage is up and running! We had live sketch artists attending the open dress rehearsal today; here is their take on a few of my characters.
January 3rd 2016
So happy to be spending two weeks in Blue Lake, CA for round one of rehearsals for my first show with international all-female physical theater ensemble, Glitter Gizzard! Get ready, Canada- Madge and Taffy are bringing their life-changing seminar to your doorstep.
September 2nd 2015
Very excited to announce that I will be a part of Oregon Children's Theater's world premier production of Bad Kitty: On Stage! The play is an adaptation of Nick Bruel's awesome chapter books, and is a co-commission with Bay Area Children's Theater. I guess you can take the girl out of the Bay, but...
Rehearsals commence in January; can't wait!
April 20th 2015
Photos from The Beast With Three Backs' latest foray out into the world- a whirlwind tour of performances and workshops with undergraduates at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA and the University of Wyoming in Laramie! Thanks to the theater departments for hosting us, to the students for their awesome work, and to Billy and Lucius for keeping this crazy train on (and occasionally off) the rails. Photos by University of Wyoming student Yongseok Choi.
August 1st 2014
My unaccountably talented friend and college roommate Amber Iwata created this insanely beautiful tour poster for us. Three cheers for the greater creative ensemble? I think so.
July 15th 2014
WE MADE IT!
July 5th 2014
Our Indiegogo campaign has officially come to a close- we're so thankful to everyone who contributed, and we can't wait to hit the road and put everyone's generous donations to work! We raised $3,103, ensuring that we will a) make it to Winnipeg and back, b) not starve to death, and c) cover all of our production and PR costs along the way. We are humbled, thrilled, and so grateful to you all.
June 1st 2014
"Hell To Pay", an original adaptation devised at Dell'Arte International, is going to the Canadian Fringe circuit! Click the button below to learn about the project and help get us on the road!
May 15th 2014
Opening night of the 2014 Masters Thesis Festival! Three original short plays, devised in ensemble by the theatermakers of tomorrow. Look at us go!
April 11th 2014
Headed down to San Francisco for a three-day bouffon intensive with Nathaniel Justiano and the Naked Empire Bouffon Company. Hope we brought enough craft foam and lycra.