Throughout the course of my graduate studies in Goddard College's Interdisciplinary Arts program, I worked on many different projects. Some of them fit into the overarching themes of my overall studies and I was able to present them in my Senior portfolio. However, in the interest of time, space, and cohesiveness, many other pieces were left out.
Here is where interested parties can see some of the additional, varied work I completed while a student at Goddard. I chose to showcases this additional work in a digital online format because much of it is comprised of larger still and moving images, as well as PDF's of scripts and poetry.
However you ended up here, thank you for your interest in my work.
MY NOSE IS HER NOSE – After my grandma broke her hip at the end of May 2020, I started recording many of my visits with her during her stay in the hospital and recovery home. This poem was something I wrote after witnessing her in lengthy destress, and noticing how much of my own personality takes after her. Essentially, it is a love letter to her and a reflection on family and mortality.
I wrote this about the similarities – physical, emotional, and personality-based – between all the women on my mother's side of the family, including her, me, and my sister.
ASHES– Short film, PDF script (April 2018)| This short film script is about the inescapable nature of grief.
FUNGIBLE–Short film, PDF script (Nov. 2018) This script was written for a 24-hour film competition. I received the word "fungible" as my qualifier. The story examines the fungibility of Black flesh in our society.
THE UPPERHAND- Short play, PDF script (Sept. 2018) A play originally developed with Goddard peers, David McCauley and Tess Howsam, I revised this a bit to be able to use in a night of original short plays at the Selma Art Center the following spring. It's an absurdist piece about ego and the horrors of auditioning.
WIDOW – Short film. PDF script. (Oct. 2018) The idea for this story came from an inspiration motivator from a short film competition that was happening in my town. I did not enter the competition, but challenged myself to write a script for it anyway. This script is about the ways we disregard our elderly loved ones, only seeming to remember to miss them when they're gone.
Samples of my marketing photography from various productions of StageWorks Fresno shows and images taken for the Fresno-Clovis Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The first two videos here are ones I produced for Fresno-area organizations that celebrate community. In the first web video for the Fresno Visitors Bureau, I also wrote the poem that's used as narration, and I am the voiceover artist. This is the long form version of our "Visit Fresno County" campaign, which featured 18 other spots that highlighted different industries and iconic places throughout Fresno. The password to watch it on Vimeo is "visitfresno".
The second two videos are promos I made for some of my produce clients; in both cases the videos were originally intended to be viewed at industry trade shows by their peers.
These next videos show some of my work with United Way Fresno and Madera Counties. One of the first things I set out to do when I got hired as Director of Marketing with UWFM was help ensure our community understood exactly what programs we offer and how we use our funding to help people. These two short docs are samples of that work.
REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES- (with Juan Luis Guzman, at Selma Arts Center) I co-directed this show and also ended up primarily in charge of costumes, props, and set design. We had to fire one cast member with only a week before opening. The amount of extra work all the rest of these women put in to make sure the show was a success was a true test of sisterhood.