past work

Theatre 2010 – Present

The Swan conceived and performed by Alex D’Agostino – December 2015
Antiklaus directed by Sarah Jacklin, written by Alex Hacker – December 2015
Synesthesia
conceived by Eric Bowers, featuring Nichole Chaney and Caitlin Weaver – July 2015
Behold the Man 
by Connor Kizer, directed by Connor Kizer – April 2015
Potatoes of August
by Sybil Kempson, directed by Evan Moritz- October 2014
Chronotony by Connor Kizer, directed by Connor Kizer – May 2014
Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival – February 2014
Condo Condo Condoland by Liz Maestri, directed by Maggie Villegas- May 2013
Baltimore One-Minute Play Festival – February 2013
Genesis devised by EMP Collective – pop-up performances and installations – August 2012
The Emperor and the Moon by Cameron Stuart – pop-up performances for Artscape – July 2012
A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits by C. Denby Swanson, directed by Elissa Goetschius – May 2012
NIGHT SWEATS, devised by EMP Collective, art-directed by Carly J Bales, directed by Rachel Lane and Elissa Goetschius, and featuring the writing of Cameron Stuart, Dan Caffrey, Josh Mikel – January 2012
(…and you’re just not good enough.) devised by EMP Collective, directed by Ken Jordan, Brad Cartwright, collaborated on with Aztec Economy – Washington, DC – February 2011
WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! devised by EMP Collective, directed by Ken Jordan, Maggie Villegas, and Ilan Ben-Yehuda – Baltimore, MD – January 2010

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Pulse performance art series  2014 – Present

Salon featuring Sarah Eargle, Bobby English Jr., and Madeline Joan – December 2015
Parts and Pieces…Movement Works in Progress
featuring Carly Bales, Christianna Clark, Emilia Pennanen, Jamahl Rahmaan, and Lynne Price – organized by Alex D’Agostino and Noelle Tolbert – November 2015
Transmodern Festival
- Invisible: An Incidental Symphony curated by Isa Leal – October 2015
Salon
featuring Aaron McIntosh, Selina Doroshenko, Lucia Treasure, and Talbolt Johnson – September 2015
EMINENT DOMAIN -
curated by Carly J. Bales – featuring works from Richard Munaba, Talbolt Johnson, Marcelline Mandeng, Kristin McWharter – August 2015
QUEER PULSE
- curated by Carly J. Bales and Alex D’Agostino – featuring – June 2015
Salon featuring Elise Drake, Zach Trebino, Victor Torres, Máire Witt O’Neill, and Kristen McWharter- presented at Invisible Majority – April 2015
Salon featuring Noelle Tolbert, Lucia Treasure, Michael Stephens Wasteneys, Alex D’Agostino, Carly J. Bales, Laura Weiner, and Marcelline with Nikki Lee & Luisa Rodriguez & Evan Christmas- March 2015
Parts and Pieces…Movement Works in Progress featuring Kata Frederick, Waqia Abdul Kareem, Noelle Tolbert, and Alex D’Agostino – organized by Alex D’Agostino and Noelle Tolbert – March 2015
Salon featuring Hoesy Corona, Allyson Washington, Greg Bowen, and Madeline Joan – February 2015
Salon
featuring Sarah Dale. Jake Budenz,  Guest hosted by Emilia Pennanen – January 2015
Femininity and the Feminine Image
– curated by Carly J. Bales/Emilia Pennanen – featuring Niki Murphy, Lian Tsai, Michael Stephens, Bonnie Jones, Alex D’Agostino, Isa Leal with Orlando Johnson, Phil Jenkins, Thom Merril, and Lucas King, Christopher Hinojosa, Sarah Lamar, Maura Dwyer, Jake Budenz, and Carly J. Bales – December 2014
Salon featuring Emilia Pennanen, Isa Gonzalez, Marcel Mandeng, and Theresa Columbus – November 2014
Transmodern Festival – hosted by EMP Collective, Current Gallery, 14K Cabaret, and others  – September 2014
Salon featuring Ren Pepitone, Lucia Treasure (and others), Emily Hall, and Kate Ewald – August 2014
What is queer performance? – curated by Carly J. Bales/Alex D’Agostino - featuring Bruno Isakovic, Alex D’Agostino, Hoesy Corona, Ada Pinkston, Porter Montana, Noelle Tolbert, and Sarah Tooley – July 2014
Salon featuring Jake Budenz, Isa Leal (and others), and Alex D’Agostino – June 2014
Salon featuring Renee Reagan, Eames Armstrong, and Brendan Sullivan – May 2014

 

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Gallery Shows 2011 – Present

Not About a Riot - Organized by Nia Hampton and Malaika Aminata – an uncurated salon-style exhibition of local works in response to the 2015 Baltimore Uprising.
Call + Response - 
Curated by Kira Wisniewski and Dillon Babington. Feat. 9 visual artists, 9 writers, and the one-and-only Blacksauce Kitchen paired in an exhibition of new works – September 2015
Tidal Swell
- performance and video works feat. Emilia Pennanen – May 2015
Epithet
- multi-disciplinary works curated by Corcoran’s rising senior class – May 2015
Adult Baby Toy
- sculptural work feat. Gina Alexandra Denton – March 2015 
RFP
- interactive installation feat. Amanda Burnham – February 2015
Survey Says
- visual art curated by Chandi Kelley – January 2015
Strange Terrain
- sculptural and fiber works feat. Nick Clifford Simko and Aaron McIntosh – November 2014
Transmodern Festival
- performances and installations hosted by EMP Collective, Current Gallery, 14K Cabaret, and others – September 2014
We’re All Strangers Here -
installation and sculptural works curated by Carly J Bales and Sara Barnes – July 2014
lightweight –
multidisciplinary works curated by MICA’s Expanded Sculpture students – June 2014
Catalyst
 - street/mural art curated by Stefan Ways – March 2014
In the Palm of Your Hand  - miniature sculptures curated by Sara Barnes – January 2014
mIrrorspeak – multidisciplinary works curated by Carly J Bales – November 2013
FDS2 – visual art feat. Nolan Cartwright – September 2013
Night Gallery – visual art feat. Chris Fitzwater – July 2013
Personal Space – multidisciplinary works curated by Charlotte Keniston – June 2013
Illumination + Snack – visual art feat. Kate McGraw – May 2013
Connect the Dots – dance and movement with visual art curated by Erin Rehberg – March 2013
REJECT THE GAZE – visual art curated by Carly J. Bales – feat. Lacey Anderson + Sylvia Ortiz – January 2013
Exquisite Corpse – group installation exhibition – November 2012
Genesis – multidisciplinary works and performance curated by Maggie Villegas/Carly J Bales – Baltimore and Washington, DC – August 2012
Down through the Needle’s Eye – multidisciplinary works and performance curated by Rotating History Project – July 2012
Fluidtoons – animation and visual art feat. Brett Thompson – June 2012
Just What I See - photography feat. Greg Schmigel – April 2012
Lifetime Subscription – installation work feat. Sara Moore – March 2012
Foundation – visual art feat. Sara Barnes – February 2012
A Million and One Awful Ways to Die – visual art feat. Josh Mikel and Jess Johnson – January 2012
Girls & Skulls – visual art feat. Craig Horky – November 2011
FDS – visual art feat. Nolan Cartwright – October 2011

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Cans n Drafts writing series

Fall Workshop Reading – November 2015
Fall Writing Workshop- October 2015
Fall Bookmaking Workshop – October 2015
Summer poetry workshop – led by Tracy Dimond – June 2015
Litscape literary festival and multiples/publications fair – partnered with Ink Press Productions – December 2014
Fall Workshop Reading – December 2014
Fall Introduction to Bookmaking Workshop – October 2014
Fall Writing Workshop – October 2014
Spring Workshop Reading – May 2014
Spring Intermediate Writing Workshop – April 2014
Fall Workshop Reading – November 2013
Fall Writing Workshop – October 2013
Pop-Up Lit Shop – partnered with Ink Press Productions – October 2013
Spooky Action at a Distance (Matthew Buckley Smith) workshop reading – partnered with Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage – August 2013
Spring Workshop Reading – May 2013
Spring Playwriting & Screenwriting Workshop – March 2013
Skunk Ape (Brad Cartwright) workshop reading – partnered with Centerstage’s Pub series – February 2013
Fall Workshop Reading – November 2012
Writer’s Bloq Bloqparty – partnered with Writer’s Bloq – November 2012
Fall Writing Workshop – October 2012
Condo Condo Condoland (Liz Maestri) workshop reading – partnered with Centerstage’s 50Fest – September 2012
Summer Workshop Reading – July 2012
Summer Writing Workshop – June 2012
Fall Writing Workshop Reading – December 2011
Fall Writing Workshop – October 2011
Shelter (Josh Mikel) workshop reading – July 2011

 

Film Projects and Showings 2009 – Present

Survival of the Fittest – 48 hour project – June 2015
Beauty by Frieda – 48 hour project – June 2014 (Best Movie, Costume Design, and Music Awards)
Hold Me, Pale Horse – January 2013
Have You Seen Me? – 48 hour project – June 2012
Hoop’s the Boss – 48 hour project – June 2011
EMP Testimonials and Promotionals – Ongoing

 

Odd Tuesdays Cineclub film series

Odd Tuesdays Special Delivery: Baltigurls and Sisster Press present Ackee and Saltfish – January 2015
Return to Oz (1985) – December 2014
The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) – November 2014
Cemetery Man (1994) – October 2014
Zero Effect (1998) – September 2014
Leave Her to Heaven (1945) – August 2014
Easy Rider (1969) – July 2014
Mysterious Skin (2004) – June 2014
Lost Worlds: A Showcase of Short Documentaries – May 2014
Chameleon Street (1989) – April 2014
Belle du Jour (1986) – March 2014
Short Stories/Short Films – February 2014
Morvern Callar (2002) – January 2014
Robocop (1987) – December 2013
The Comedy (2012) – Baltimore’s only screening – December 2012
El Topo (1970) – November 2013
Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro, 1959) – August 2012
The Spirit of the Beehive (El espíritu de la colmena, 1973) – August 2012
The Last Laugh (Der letzte Mann, 1924) – July 2012
Blade Runner: Final Cut (1982) – July 2012
The Bicycle Thief (1948) – July 2012
Fantastic Planet (1973) – June 2012
Sita Sings the Blues (2008) – June 2012
Night of the Lepus (1972) – May 2012
All About My Mother (Todo Sobre Mi Madre, 1999) – May 2012
Idiocracy (2006) – April 2012
Mad Max: The Road Warrior (1982) – April 2012
The Road (2009) – April 2012
Dark Star (1974) – March 2012
Vernon, Florida (1981) – March 2012
Heavy Metal Parking Lot (1986) – March 2012
This is Spinal Tap (1984) – January 2012
The Saddest Music in the World (2003) – January 2012
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) – January 2012
Miller’s Crossing (1990) – December 2011
The Big Lebowski (1998) – December 2011
Basket Case (1982) – October 2011
Dead Ringers (1988) – October 2011
Tetsuo (1989) – October 2011

 

Talk/Variety Shows 2012 – Present

It’s Finally Happening…Halloween’d – October 2014
It’s Finally Happening… Sant’a'clock – December 2013
It’s Finally Happening 5 – Artscape – July 2013
It’s Finally Happening 4 – April 2013
It’s Finally Happening 3…with a Vengeance – January 2013
It’s Finally Happening 2…’bout to Get Sexy – September 2012
EMP Presents…EMP…Featuring EMP – Gong show variety hour featuring all EMP, all the time – March 2012

 

Backroom Sessions Music Shows & A/V Cart

EDGE CONTROL, curated by Baltigurls – featuring Kleonaptra, Joy Postell and the Breedz, Trillnatured, Sneaks.
A/V Cart: Not About a Riot, curated by Mia Loving- featuring the premiere of Not About a Riot, musical performers MovaKween, Joy Postell and the Breedz, and more.
A/V Cart, curated by Mia Loving – featuring No Sir E, Mister Doctor, Terrell Brown, and more – October 2015
It’s a Love Thing – Fundraiser for Friend of a Friend and their work in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore – May 2015
A/V Cart, curated by Mia Loving- March 2014
A/V Cart, curated by Mia Loving- January 2014
A/V Cart, curated by Mia Loving- featuring producer Graffititech and featured musicians DP the EmceeGillateen, and Amorous Ebony  with “Miles and Waverly” a short film written by Latonya Joyce and directed by Ryan Bowers –  November 2014
Nacosta & Friends – March 2014
Eef Barzelay, Szkojáni Charlatans - January 2014
Soft Cat, Old Soul, Us & Us Only – September 2013
Holm, Kali Ma, Kidaudra, Grains of Sound – August 2013
The French Club, Basement Beat, Foozle – August 2013
Challenger, Dwight Howard Johnson, Great American Canyon Band, Infinite Honey  - June 2013
Nicolas Melmann, Shana Palmer, Susan Alcorn, Tom Boram - June 2013
Skogen - Hungarian powerfolk-klezmer-gypsy duo – February 2013
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly & Friends – March 2012

 

Other Select Community Events and Collaborations 2011 – Present

HERE: a Women’s Healing Experience – October 2015
Artist U Workshops 2013-Present
Tatsuya Nakatani and the Nakatani Gong Orchestra – co-presented with High Zero Collective – May 2014
Drabblecast Live Podcast and Reading – April 2014
Sight Unseen at EMP – January 2014
Baltimore Home Movie Day – partnered with Dwight Swanson and Tim Wisniewski – November 2013
Art for Animals – partnered with Maryland Zoo – December 2012 – 2015
Homebrew Hullabaloo – September 2013
Bluthcon – May 2013
Homebrew Hullabaloo – February 2013
Cut Pieces Clothing Swap and Quilting Session – in conjunction with Down Through the Needle’s Eye and artists Hannah Brancato and Charlotte Keniston – August 2012
at-TENT-tion – art installation for Artscape – July 2012
EMP on Drabblecast – December 2011

 

Select Guest Artist Events 2011 – Present

Transmodern Festival – 2014 – Present
Psychic Readings Company – Murdered Word – December 2015
Flxx Mas: Winter Wonderland – December 2015
Leslie Rogers – Play/Things – November 2015
Rough House – Sad Songs for Bad People – September 2015
Psychic Readings Company – Miss Chthonic Star Dream Pageant – September 2015
Aztec Economy – Butcher Holler, Here We Come – January 2014
Glass Mind Theatre – Antigone – August 2013
Glass Mind Theatre – A House, A Home – June 2013
White Flag Performance Group – mishamisha – April 2013
Cre3sol and Tracksplotation present Black Yellow & Purple – March 2013
Waverly Giant EP Release – January 2013
DoomHilda and Friends – December 2012
DoomHilda Rides Again – November 2012
Stillpointe Theatre Initiative – Cupid’s Creepy Cuties – Toddlers and Tiaras gone even wrong-er- February 2012
Norm Sherman Album Release Party – January 2012
Epic Triads – featuring Erin Gleeson (Showbeast, 1000 Fathoms Podcast), Connor Kizer (The Creepers, Santa Dads), Caroline Marcantoni (Baltimore Dance Round Robin), Ben O’Brien (Wham City Comedy Tour, Showbeast), R.M. O’Brien (Nuclear Power Pants, Poems T’order), and Gavin Riley (Height With Friends)
Stillpointe Theatre Initiative - The Warren Sisters in “A Very Scary X-Mas”
Spark and Echo Arts (NYC) – A Girl Called Esther – Theatre – December 2011
Magic Outside the Box – David London featuring Mab Just Mab – Magic/Performance – December 2011
Stillpointe Theatre Initiative – There’s No Laughing at a Funeral – November 2011
Stillpointe Theatre Initiative - The Warren Sisters in HITCHCOCK HEARTBREAKERS – October 2011
Stillpointe Theatre Initiative – Shovel in the Dirt: A gravedigger’s musical