On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Hewes Design Awards - 1999
A visual artist and theatre director, who has been creating her works for more than 25 years. Born in San Francisco of Greek parents, she moved to New York in 1970. Trained as a sculptor and theater designer, she worked briefly as a designer for groups such as Richard Schechner’s THE PERFORMANCE GROUP, and Omar Shapli’s SECTION TEN. She began creating personal solo performances in the mid 1970’s. Gradually, she moved away from autobiography, and began to examine social and historical themes. Realistic, life-size puppet figures, as well as miniature ones, became the “œperformers” in large-scale works that included live music, film, video, and documentary texts. These works were often collaborations with prominent composers such as Virgil Moorefield, Bobby Previte, Scott Johnson, Pat Irwin, Barry Greenhut, David First, Tim Schellenbaum, Arnold Dreyblatt, and most recently, Sxip Shirey.