BIRDHOUSE
 

ACCESSIBLE ACTIVIST ART

All BIRDHOUSE performances and workshops are free or pay-what-you-can


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Happening

Monthly discovery + creation workshops | 9/29, 10/20, 11/17

Princeton Workshop (free) 10/20 4pm - 6pm

Winter show at the Baumann TBA

Winter mini-AVIARY TBA

Happened

AVIARY | a week of improvisation

Always Already | a World Pride demonstration

It fell between chairs. | an activist performance

Help us in our mission to bring art and art education to all!

 
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BIRDHOUSE MISSION


BIRDHOUSE is a community of activist artists who use their bodies in performance and installation works to change conceptions of humanity.

Inherent in BIRDHOUSE work is the need to make our performances and educational programs financially accessible, thus all tickets and tuition are free or PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN.


BIRDHOUSE creates physical performance works aiming to uncover the essence of humanity within us. We break down performance from its classical format of audience watching “other” into something much simpler: Humans being humans with each other.

We are made up of nine artists, each with unique identities and histories. We strive to perform as our vulnerable and complicated selves in order to allow people to truly see each other as human.

Our works deal intimately with the human body, the implications of the body on identity, and the many ways in which we see and are seen, erase and are erased. BIRDHOUSE functions as a community that works collaboratively on all creations with one or several artists taking the directorial role. We work from a place of improvisation and communication so that we are always ourselves before we are something else, using our community as a microcosm to investigate the realities of the human condition.

BIRDHOUSE creates and performs in galleries, theaters [TheaterLab, Art House NJ, excerpt in La Mama], public forums [The World Trade Center Oculus], and non-traditional spaces like cafés [Little Skips] and apartments, always with the intent of bringing ourselves and others into a deeper place of empathy and understanding of each other’s experiences.

We are expanding our projects now to include workshops, open rehearsals, and classes. To move forward with our mission of bringing people together, we have incorporated pay-what-you-can access to shows and educational programs, including our summer week of improvisation, AVIARY.


“We are a collective of humans who take part in a physical practice together. We create different worlds and environments that we can explore and research through movement, the senses and connection. We immerse ourselves not only in our own worlds but the world of each other. The worlds of each viewer, the worlds of the spaces we find our work in. We are a collective of creative collaborators. We seek to know what is at stake in our work. We indulge in the process within ourselves and the connections we create with one another. We don’t know but it is okay. We jump into the abyss and remain curious.”

- Bryn Hlava, BIRDHOUSE co-director


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ARTISTS

RAVEN TAISCE WHITE

RAVEN TAISCE WHITE

BRYN HLAVA

BRYN HLAVA

SEBASTIAN ABARBANELL

SEBASTIAN ABARBANELL

SIENNA ROSE KAT BLAW

SIENNA ROSE KAT BLAW

MAXIMILLION HAWKEYE CANION

MAXIMILLION HAWKEYE CANION

MITCHELL CHRISTIE

MITCHELL CHRISTIE

CLARK AVERY GRIFFIN

CLARK AVERY GRIFFIN

TIFFANY OGBURN

TIFFANY OGBURN

EMILY YETTA WOHL

EMILY YETTA WOHL

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