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Alma's Engine


Work by Eppchez!      

 

 

Called to art & community

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Alma's Engine


Work by Eppchez!      

 

 

Called to art & community

Welcome!

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.

In abundance, 
Eppchez!

Upcoming Work

Simpatico theatre presents Taylor Mac's "HIR"

May 31 - June 25!!! I will be performing in the role of Max. More Info & Tickets

Train-ing: a Duet

Alma's Engine and The Puzzlement Laboratory present a site specific performance and community event at Bartram's Gardens. I am so excited to present my first one-troll-show, a comic opera of sorts. A musical and mischievous conversation about trains, pollution, consumption and how we share this planet. The first community events will be Saturday June 17 @3pm presented as part of Solow Fest 2017. This performance is appropriate for all ages and available to be booked for groups and fundraisers. Please contact to inquire.

Slaughterhouse five

An adaptation by Miranda Haymon. Performances are July 16 in Philadelphia at Panorama, and July 22 & 23 in DC as part of Capital Fringe.

Close Music for bodies

A Fringe Art's curated performance of new work conceived by composer Micheal Kiely. Exploring personal resonance (i.e. singing or making pleasurable sound) September 20-24, 8pm at Christ Church Neighborhood House More Info


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Theater


Theater


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.

Past workshop productions

2014

Click on show poster to view production photos. To view a full video click HERE.

Click on show poster to view production photos. To view a full video click HERE.

"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 for. 

2012

Click on show poster to view production photos.

Click on show poster to view production photos.

"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.  

T.C.P. SCRIPTS FOR THEY EXTRACT! & JUNK REDEMPTION

Workshops & concepts in development

As if we need another White p.o.v.

A solo musical about whiteness through the lens at my particular intersection of identities.

Mo(ve)ments:

A catalog of choreography for theater. To View and suggest mo(ve)ments for the catalog click HERE.

Gravity Play:

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.

 

 

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Music


Music


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.


Self-Realized-Nation: a song cycle

released 03 July 2013

These songs came out of my observations of the Occupy movement from where I stood in 2011 on the periphery. Though 4 years later I sometimes forget that there was ever such a buzz I still believe that the true possibilities and the undeniable pitfalls represented in these songs are important to recall. The questions in these songs have guided me though many a crisis of purpose and I hope they can be helpful to others as well.

These songs came out of my observations of the Occupy movement from where I stood in 2011 on the periphery. Though 4 years later I sometimes forget that there was ever such a buzz I still believe that the true possibilities and the undeniable pitfalls represented in these songs are important to recall. The questions in these songs have guided me though many a crisis of purpose and I hope they can be helpful to others as well.

They taught me to say thank you.

Random recordings

Click on the album art to listen and download my music on my bandcamp. You can name your own price.

Click on the album art to listen and download my music on my bandcamp. You can name your own price.

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.

Songs in the key of free

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.
 

Live performance videos & radio spots


Niijii Radio's Infinite Underground: Call-in interview with Alma from 2013

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.

 

WesleyanSpring 2014

Filmed by Yatta Zoker

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Video & Visual


Video & Visual


Darb Parts Abstract Packers

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.

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Cleaning; a puppet demonstration in solidarity with the custodial staff at Wesleyan.

 

 

 

July 2014

 

 

Fall 2013

Foley by Alma & Nate Repasz

Writing


Writing


Poems

A collection of recent poems.

Plays

They Extract!

HERE is the latest finished draft of the script. Currently in production opening May 27 in Philadelphia.

The Peony Pavilion

An adaptation of Xianzu Tang's 16th century opera.

Junk Redemption

A one-act about the spaces between artist, art, and audience. Currently undergoing revision with TCP. Get involved above!

46 Amboy St.

Three braided stories curious about family planning in 1916.
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Tour & More


Tour & More


BLOG 

Unlearning Prejudice

Join the Facebook Group  to find and share resources that have been helpful to you in your process of unlearning prejudice.

 

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.


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