RECENTLY

In Celebration

Throughout 2021
at Creative Clay

A Sparks Collaborative Ensemble project – creating movement, visual art, theatre, poetry and song inspired by words, with the terrific artists of Creative Clay and our wonderful team members actor Jan Neuberger, singer and actor Stephanie Roberts and poet Helen Pruitt Wallace.

An exhibition of the visual artwork from this project and special performances took place at Creative Clay to celebrate Paula Kramer’s spectacular 85th birthday. This project was funded by a 2021 St. Pete Arts Alliance grant awarded to Paula Kramer.

Paula Kramer mentored visual artists Chris C. and Hanna V. as they created a dance inspired by my short play Tune for the Triangles, performed during rehearsals by Vickie Daignault.

A rousing rendition of Boing! was performed by Gina K., Lindsay J., Marquise R. and Jan Neuberger.

Stephanie Roberts created the celebratory crowd-pleasing song “Good Time” with suggestions by Mikey J. and Sarah D., and all three performed together – plus an encore with the audience all dancing. Marissa H. wrote the ekphrastic poem, “Dream Catcher” inspired by her painting of the same name, with mentorship from St. Pete Poet Laureate Helen Pruitt Wallace.

Boing! performed by Marquise R., Gina K, Jan Neuberger and Lindsay J.
Mikey J. rehearsing with Stephanie Roberts
Paula Kramer creating dance inspired by Sparks in the Rain with Creative Clay’s 2021 Transition students, who also created paintings inspired by the play that were on display at the Creative Pinellas Gallery from November 11-December 19, 2021

Sparks in the Rain

November 13, 2021 at 6:45 pm
Creative Pinellas Gallery Courtyard

A Sparks Collaborative Ensemble project – a colorful and humorous look at family, memory and Florida weather. Featuring dancers Helen Hansen French and Fernando Chonqui, actor K Chinthana Sotakoun, visual art by Creative Clay and ukulele player and visual artist Emily Stehle.

photo by Tom Kramer

Part of the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual festival 2021. Creative Clay’s visual art inspired by this script will be on display at the Creative Pinellas Gallery November 11 through December 19, 2021.

Creative Clay’s visual artwork inspired by the script

Flying

July 30-August 7, 2021
Moon Theatre Company
Historic Rialto Theatre, Loveland CO

Moon Theatre reprises Flying on the Rialto Theatre’s gorgeous stage.

Tune for the Triangles
and Boing!

May 15, 2021
Roser Park, St. Petersburg

A joyous collaboration to celebrate the installation of new public artwork in lovely Roser Park – inspired by the bounce and rolling in Jeff Whipple’s artwork.

Flying – An Immersive Performance in an Actual Airplane Hangar

April 30-May 15, 2021
Moon Theatre Company
Boulder Municipal Airport

An immersive in-person performance and 4-camera Zoom broadcast, live from an airplane hangar with one of the actual Super Jenny cropduster that’s in the script.

Happy New Year

May 2, 2021
Sunscreen Film Festival
sunscreenfilmfestival.com

January 14, 2021
Dunedin International Film Festival
dunedinfilmfestival.org

A short film on disconnection, re-connection – and finding new ways to connect.

vimeo.com/461796062/e8a4b4d1f1

A collaborative creation with choreographer Paula Kramer, director Jim Rayfield. . . dancers Helen Hansen French, Fernando Chonqui and Jessica Obiedzinski. . . visual artists Carrie Jadus, Tony Palms and Ana Maria Vasquez. . . filmmakers Eugenie Bondurant, Mary Rachel Quinn and Stefanie Davis. . . pianist-composer Tom Sivak. . . sound designer Matt Cowley and voice actors Bob Devin Jones and Sharon Scott.

This project is made possible thanks to a St. Pete Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant and Paula Kramer’s Creative Pinellas Professional Artist Grant.

Premiered as part of the Creative Pinellas Arts Annual in November 2020

Featured at The Studio@620 along with a display of visual artwork by Carrie Jadus, Tony Palms and Ana Maria Vasquez in December 2020.

Flying

Sunday, August 16, 2020
Tampa Repertory Theatre

The aftermath of war and the tiny, daily acts of heroism that never earn a medal. An online performance by Tampa Repertory Theatre, directed by L. Peter Callender.

This play was written from the start for diverse casting, knowing that’s historically inaccurate. But I never want to write a play that only white actors can be in.

Black and Latinx actors have performed beautifully in readings in NYC, Chicago, Austin and Tampa. This marks the first time the entire cast will be actors of color. A benefit for Tampa Rep – tamparep.org/flying2020.

Tiny Plays by Telephone
for Kids and the Stressed-Out

May 17-June 4, 2020

Works of audio imagination performed live on the telephone.

thestudioat620.org/events/tiny-bedtime-plays-for-kids-and-the-stressed-out

Flicker

May 28, 2020
City Theatre
Miami FL

Featured in Virtual Shorts performed by Stephon Duncan, directed by Margaret Ledford.

Rewrite

May 27, 2020
Jersey City Theatre Center
Jersey City NJ

JCTC Virtual New Plays Festival

A screenwriter has spent her career killing the same actor over and over. Now that actor is asking her to rewrite his wife’s very recent – and very real – death. 

Wintery

When it isn’t Christmas anymore.

Included in Gary Garrison’s A Younger Ten: Writing the Ten-Minute Play, published Spring 2020. 

Wordy

April 2020
a Zoom Play with Creative Clay

https://vimeo.com/410640568

A short play based on the favorite words of Creative Clay’s artists and staff.

Performed by Eugenie Bondurant and Mary Rachel Quinn, danced by Paula Kramer, directed by Jim Rayfield, with artwork by Creative Clay and post-production by Eugenie Bondurant.