Presenting: New Works Fall 2019 (excerpts)

Saturday, December 14th and Saturday, December 21st, 7 pm

Join us for the culmination of cfpa’s Fall 2019 New Works Residencies!

With the support of free rehearsal space and a mentor specifically chosen for this project, three local performing artists have initiated development of a completely new work. The final piece of this residency is to invite audiences into conversation with the artist’s process, with this public presentation and discussion.

All three artists will present work on both nights. All cfpa events are pay-what-you-can (donation) at the door. Advance reservations are encouraged: eventbrite

Kerry Parker and her collaborators have been building a site- and season-specific dance that is a death ritual, exploring senescence and seasonal darkness as part of a personal cosmology. Kerry has investigated the relationship between site, ritual, history and movement in cfpa’s chapel over the past two years. This piece will deeply revisit the history of the building, investing in the influences of the coming winter season. Kerry’s mentor for this project has been Ruth MacKenzie.



Morgan Holmes has initiated creation of a solo performance, “10 Hours of Rain Sounds,” that uses YouTube – its beauty tutorials, repetitive endurance videos, music, and self-care influencers – to explore grief, healing and re-establishing an everyday routine in the wake of trauma. Mo’s mentor for this project has been Jessica Lopez Lyman.




David Means has been building a composition currently titled “Forward Observer.” Centered around an infantry outpost in Vietnam and surgical hospital in Italy, David is working with musician Tom Kanthak.“Two soldiers share a journey back to places of beauty and grace beset by war and trauma. One is a chief’s son, surgical assistant, and musician. The other is a radioman, architect, and storyteller. One serves in an Italian surgical hospital. The other in an obscure outpost in Vietnam. Together they weave a reminiscence of freedom and recovery amidst a tangle of destruction, injury and violence.” David’s mentor for this project has been choreographer Maureen Koelsch.

More information about the artists HERE.

cfpa produces monthly performance events. All events are pay-what-you-can (donation) and open to the public.

cfpa’s ReClaim series is an assembly space to connect all kinds of audiences, artists, experiences, and stories. Our events explore the vitality and evolution of American identity, and the ways in which creative works reflect our lived experience (or not). Our events grapple with the stories we hear and see, the stories we make and tell, and the ways in which we are (or are not) changed by creative representations of our experiences. We support artists who engage fiercely with the complex and contradictory nature of the human experience. We support audiences who yearn for greater personal engagement between works of art and the daily life of our community. We assemble for lively questions, dynamic conversation, and to encourage new ways of understanding each other’s lives.

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