Performance Writing

TIME WHAT DAY (currently in development)

An interactive narrative located in both digital and physical performance spaces inhabited by the Player. Based on the logic and philosophy of Lockean Memory Theory, the performance is a destabilization of memory, time, and space. The Player enacts identity (de/re)formation through extracted narrative/aesthetic structural elements of cerebrally remembered experiences via a Hypertext Game coded in Twine, in which the Player must inscribe their own memories into the physical performance space to progress through and complete the game. I am currently writing and coding this project as a part of my thesis research; the Beta version will be complete in March.

INSIGNIFICANCE IS SICKENING AND LOVE MEANS NOTHING AT ALL; ALL IT IS IS THE STRENGTH TO KEEPING GOING ON NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS

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an adaptation of Chekov’s Three Sisters

Productions: University of Arizona Studio Series (2017; Director John Muszynski, Scenic Design Jason Jamerson)

Workshop Productions: Peck School of the Arts Mainstage (2012, Director Rebecca Holderness)

Readings: University of Arizona (2016)


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BELL AND BLISS

Workshops: UWM 508 (2016), Spooky Action Theater (Washington, DC) – New Works in Action (2015)

Readings: Spooky Action Theater (2015), The Battery Factory (Milwaukee, WI) (2015, 2014)

Commissioned by UWM Professor Rebecca Holderness through funds from UWM’s Office of Research

President Garfield lays dying behind a curtain in the White House – a bullet is buried deep in his belly, and Dr. D Willard Bliss is trying desperately to find it. Enter Alexander Graham Bell, overwhelmed and exhausted by the success of his revolutionary telephone. Both men seek greatness: for Bell, an invention that will redefine his success as a scientist; for Bliss, to be the ultimate medical savior of the nation. As Garfield slowly succumbs to sepsis, their failed attempts to save him fully-charge the motivations of Bell’s Assistant, Charles Sumner Tainter, as the feedback from a faulty circuit suggests that what they’re searching for may not be a piece of lead.


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LOVE IS A HORSE WITH A BROKEN LEG TRYING TO STAND WHILE 45,000 PEOPLE WATCH

Productions:  The Battery Factory, at The Red Dot Restaurant, Milwaukee (2013)

Reviews: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Readings: Peck School of the Arts (2011)

Reviews: Shepherd Express; Shepherd Express 2011 Year in Review

Pictured: Tim Palacek as Henry in the 2013 Milwaukee production. Photo by Joe Kirschling.


Meet Me at The Avant Garde

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Productions: Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2013)

Commissioned By PSOA Theatre and Finger-Style Guitar Programs for the Year of the Arts

Preview and Playwright Feature: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Other Press:

The Avant Garde Coffeehouse Project at Peck School of the Arts

Shepherd Express: Promising Fusion – Meet Me at The Avant Garde

Tuning In with Randy-O

Interview with 88.9 Radio Milwaukee

Shepherd Express: Revisiting Milwaukee’s Avant Garde Coffeehouse

Milwaukee Magazine’s Friday 5 April 26th, 2013

Shepherd Express: Meet Me at Kenilworth


For more info on Fly’s related performance writing and collaborations, see their full CV