Work by Eppchez!
Called to art & community
Work by Eppchez!
Called to art & community
Here we are.
I'm about to share a lot, so don't be shy.
I asked for a bucket of transparent paint with which to coat the black box
of my creative process. All I got was this stylist website template.
A bulletin board for sharing projects | A sounding board for developing Ideas.
Alma's Engine chugging along... Research... Invent... Let it ripen.... Invent... Perform
Eyeball around my rainbow brain shits... check out dates/locations where I, or my work will be chilling...
I have been developing choreography with students for this delightful and delightfully queer musical as part or U Art's Polyphone Festival of new musicals. More Info
Alma's Engine and The Puzzlement Laboratory present a site specific performance and community event at Bartram's Gardens, about fossil fuel consumption, Local geographic and activist history, and preparing for the fight ahead. Workshop performance April 21. Community events Saturdays in June 2017
I will be performing in the role of Max. More Info
An adaptation by Miranda Haymon. Will be performed in Philadelphia and DC as part of Capital Fringe
Here you can access my theater portfolio including photos and video from past productions, my current theatrical endeavors, as well as the thought experiments and workshop ideas I am currently developing.
"They Extract!" is a full length work of physical theater that explores through a clowning magical-realism how commodification changes the resources that are most precious to us. Oil has been gone and Love™ is extracted as an energy source. The play follows a scientist and father, Vera his daughter, and the Loving Mine she falls in love with.
"Junk Redemption" is the story of a cosmopolitan, Black art dealer "discovering" a reclusive, White "outsider" artist. This is a play that asks about power dynamics between self-identified outsiders, ghosts, and the purpose of art.
A solo musical about whiteness through the lens at my particular intersection of identities.
A catalog of choreography for theater. To View and suggest mo(ve)ments for the catalog click HERE.
I think that hills are very exciting! Gravity functions differently on hills making bodies move in strange and disorienting ways that suggest thought provoking physical metaphors. I would like to explore how to use hills to talk about bias and micro aggression. I would like to explore how to use hills to talk about other things too. I would like to explore how this metaphor changes during different seasons - with different surfaces: grass, leaves, snow, mud.
I have been thinking about how rarely people listen in conversation. The concept of perception and how people often hear what they want to hear is ripe for theatrical exploration. I would like to explore how actors could speak each others lines inaccurately. How can actors appear to be speaking and gesticulating without talking themselves. Could a world where this act of missed-perception is made physical and obvious be a place of humor and truth?
Often at my concerts I encourage note taking. These songs are certainly lyric-driven and I know that you will get the most out of them if you listen carefully to the words. I made most of these recordings alone with my guitar in my parents' basement. I am no instrumental virtuoso nor am I by any stretch an excellent audio engineer. If you feel compelled to help me and my music let me know. Similarly, if you have a piece of music that wants words and you would like me to take a stab at it, I certainly invite that.
released 03 July 2013
Interested in licensing? collaborating? covering? Please contact me with any questions about my music.
Here is a cover of my song Lonely from my dear friend BJ also known as Orkinpod.
a series of composer/musician workshops at SCI-Graterford in which Philly musicians and songwriters develop and celebrate the musical talent of incarcerated men via performance-based classes in composing, arranging, and musicianship.
If you want to hear me talk about my music and my philosophy of song-writing and self then you might enjoy listening to this.
Filmed by Yatta Zoker
Accepting commissions. Check out this new project working with gender non-conforming people to design and create functional art objects to stuff down our pants.
Foley by Alma & Nate Repasz
A collection of recent poems.
HERE is the latest finished draft of the script. Currently in production opening May 27 in Philadelphia.
An adaptation of Xianzu Tang's 16th century opera.
A one-act about the spaces between artist, art, and audience. Currently undergoing revision with TCP. Get involved above!
Three braided stories curious about family planning in 1916.
There are many ways to help me make art sustainably. This is just one way. 100% of all donations will go to my artistic endeavors. If you are interested in supporting a specific project you can specify that in a note after choosing the amount you'd like to donate.
NOTE: I won't be playing out much for a while while I'm working on healing the tendinitis in my wrists and reinventing my sound completely.