Mini performance, and teaching at Stanford

 Xandra Clark, Jabari Brisport, and Elizabeth Gray performing at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, NY. Photo credit: Anelia Varela.

Xandra Clark, Jabari Brisport, and Elizabeth Gray performing at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn, NY. Photo credit: Anelia Varela.

This past Thursday, I performed two sneak-peek scenes for the new play Port Cities at the Old Stone House, a historic Dutch home in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Port Cities, written and directed by Talya Chalef, explores the Dutch settlement of Manhattan, the birth of Wall Street, and the legacy of slavery from then to now. I play the archaeologist Katrina who digs up the past and her own complicated history. The projections (by Sofy Yuditskaya) looked beautiful on the old house!

The day after that performance, I flew to sunny California, which is where I am now for the next week. Stanford, my alma mater, has hired me to teach five storytelling/performance workshops -- three for students, two for staff. It's great to be back on the west coast!