Work by Eppchez!
Called to art & community
Work by Eppchez!
Called to art & community
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 | book me to perform or speak | check out where my work will be.
As part of eir non-binary intimate apparel design firm, DarbGarb, and with funding from The Leeway Foundation Eppchez! will be accepting commissions pro bono from Philly local non-binary transfolx to design and wearable gender affirming artwork. This is part of Eppchez’s calling as a gender doula, helping people push through to become their authentic selfs.
This workshop is for communities already working to address white supremacy internally. Alma's Engine is thrilled to bring this work to New England Quakers and the Living Faith Gathering on Oct 27.
An experiment in genderless/troll/clown/creature sexuality from Eppchez’s Transmasculine Latinx/Jewish context. Exploring non-binary burlesk, inventing new and ancient kinds of sexy. Get a sneak peak at
You Can’t Fail October 10, 7pm at Tattooed Mom’s,
Lifting the Veil November 2-4
Leah Stein Dance Co Studio Works November 13
Come Support Philly’s next drag/burlesk darling!!!
Topsy Pendejo is in the cast of MX. EVERYTHING Philly’s very own 12 week performance art competition. Happening every Wednesday at L’etage from Nov 28 till Topsy takes the crown in February 2019!
Catch Alma's Engine while the Weather is still warm in public parks - on street corners - all over Philadelphia. Eppchez will be out with eir magical musical suitcase improvising haunting vocalizations to creating new songs with input from passersby.
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.
Hey, do you know of any grassroots campaigns organizing passionately to protect our planet from ourselves? Help connect me to them! Lets organize a ton of fundraisers for these heroes of the anthropocene.
Contact Alma's Engine to scheduled a site specific performance for your group.
Any bridge that goes over a river will do.
Some things have to be make public - in the way that our bodies become public when we go outside... In this bilingual solo performance I explore the lives of two trans ancestors who made space for themselves in their own absurd eras. The three of us have a lot of processing to share.
"They Extract!" is a full length work of physical theater that explores 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 for.
A Baltimore art gallery "discovers" an isolated self-taught sculptor living in a secluded forest clearing. semi-magical world where their trauma lives in their sculptures, that are brought to life by the ghost of their twin brother. when a
This workshop uses songs, story telling and worship sharing to help communities already engaged in confronting systemic White Supremacy, to become more comfortable with the inherent discomfort of this work, and embrace the joyful parts of engaging with transformation of self, and institutional structures in your in daily life. I use my own experiences and reflections as a White-passing person to notice how Whiteness functions in my life and invite participants into a vulnerable space of reflection around this topic that we have been so carefully taught to ignore.
I think that hills are very exciting! Gravity functions differently on hills making bodies move in strange and disorienting ways, tickling my thoughts - provoking 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. This is probably a film.
Topsy Pendejo is chaffing at the bits, inventing a theory of sexiness that is not about gender. Between burlesque, drag, boylesque, and lounge crooning there must be something else. I'm imagining a form where my glitter-phobic feral troll soul can really let fly, where my enthusiasm for designing whimsical prosthetic parts joins with movement and song parody. Audiences may surprise themselves!
I have a slew of new songs. Haunting, weird, hard and heartfelt music, ready to play at your venue or house show. This track is a live recording of that bergeoning sound.
An ongoing street performance project. Improvising music in collaboration with passersby. Using the sounds of the street to inspire beats, and the thoughts, prayers and overheard conversations of strangers to build lyrics and melody.
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.
Accepting commissions. Visit Darb Garb to explore this ongoing art project, working with gender non-conforming people to design and create functional art objects to stuff down our pants. Join me at the Trans Wellness Conference (August 2-4 2018) for this my workshop: Imagining Your Authentic Intimate Parts
Foley by Alma & Nate Repasz
A collection of recent poems.
Read my work on the New Play Exchange or request a pdf
HERE is the latest finished draft of the script.
An adaptation of Xianzu Tang's 16th century opera.
A one-act about the spaces between artists, art, and audience. Currently undergoing revision with TCP.
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.