An interactive installation/performance that explores how gender and taste affect how and what we read. Functioning like a tarot reading, Gone converses with audience members and predicts their futures by reading them personalized excerpts from Danielle Steel and James Patterson novels. Individual & full group readings.
Itinerant Performance Festival / Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance / 5.22.18
Juniper Literary Festival / UMass-Amherst / 4.7.18
painted dreams, season 1
A darkly comic and empathetic queering of soap opera history that explores the cliches and contradictions of gender.
Painted Dreams takes its title from the first radio soap, which began its run in 1930. The project mixes tableau vivant & personal essay to consider the ongoing parallel world of feminist serials.
"A collection of prose pieces troubling the lines between audience and celebrity, where Jean-Claude Van Damme collides with Adorno and "the real" blurs into Kristen Stewart"
The Impersonators (Book Trailer)
America's Funniest Home Videos
Works for video. Installation.
Made in the month following the 2016 election, these videos & sets engage with the cruel joke of white nationalism and the consequences of institutionalized patriotism. A laugh riot!
Staten Island, NY
LUMEN8 Festival / 6.15-9.10.17
Queens Museum / Part of LiVEART.US / 2.26.17
Union Art Gallery / 2.6-2.17.17
Xfinity Theater, 'The Hat,' 2016.
Xfinity Theater, 'The Crowd,' 2016.
#the flag we love
For one year, Gone took a photo of every flag they saw - every ad, every mural, every t-shirt. Drawing on figures from Buzz Aldrin to Colin Kaepernick, the performance/installation collages recordings of national anthems, the children's book "The Flag We Love," and historical research to explore what is essentially America’s logo, in all its forms, examining how all of these nationalist reminders signify tentative community & aestheticize control.
Jaume 1 / 8.25.16
APE Gallery / 9.9.16
Glass Box Gallery / 12.18.16
Union Gallery / 2.17.17
Denmark Arts Center / 3.18.17
Excerpts from #TheFlagWeLove
The Today Show beams the news onto millions of screens every morning, delivered by its anchors, 'America's First Family.' In TODAY, that family falls apart: live, in a script that collages verbatim television segments with news articles, interviews, criticism, and dance sequences. News is vulnerable. News is human. News is theater.
Written & Directed by PBG
Stella Corso as Ann Curry
Jonathan Volk as Matt Lauer
Laura Warman as Natalie Morales
Andy McAlpine as Al Roker
Ethan Kiermaier & Chelsea Hogue
Colonial Theatre, Made In The Berkshires Festival / 10.23.15
AS220 / 3.18-3.19.2016
New York, NY
Dixon Place / 4.2.16
APE Gallery / 4.7-4.9.2016
TODAY. performance sample, 2016.
TODAY: The Installation / APE Gallery 2016
FAST FIVE calls attention to the gap between blockbuster film and underground stage, between massive budget and zero budget. Using a script built from scripts, movie reviews, and found recordings, FAST FIVE relishes in chases, camp, and over-the-top fight scenes, while dropping the sexism, heteronormativity, and gear-head culture.
Written & Dir. by PBG
Performed by CRVPT (Connecticut River Valley Poets' Theatre)
Ish Klein, Wilso Yerxa, Stella Corso, John Sieracki, Jonathan Volk, Casey Shanahan, Sara Beth McAlpine, Greg Purcell, Andy McAlpine, David Feinstein, Rachel Hinkel
Colleen Louise Barry
Jessica Bonzek, Ian Chase
Northampton Community Arts Trust / 9.26-9.27.2014, 1.23-1.24.2015