Purpose:
Creating vital artistic experiences within our community. 

What we do...

Produce interdisciplinary work with contemporary artists. 

What we value...

  • Extraordinary Thinking

  • Empathy 

  • Effective Communication

  • Critical minds

  • Collaboration

 

People

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Tessara Morgan

Managing Director / Producer of Performance Arts

Initially from Minnesota, Morgan is a freelance theater director. She has worked in Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Baltimore.

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Luke Felix Farley

Producing Director / Producer of Visual Arts

Farley grew up on the East Coast. He is a painter, a curator, and an educator.

Advisory Board

Kailey Barthel, Molly Cohen, Matthew Johnson, Gerrad Taylor, and Will Watson.

Projects

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IMmortal: A Collection of Plays

Featuring work by Molly Shayna Cohen, Lauren Davis, Tatiana Nya Ford, Megan Livingston, Chad Short, Elizabeth Ung, and Aladrian C. Wetzel

Every play in this collection featured a unique exploration of immortality. Each performance night, an audience of 10 gathered at the back gate of Inadequate Lighting. A guide brought the audience through the space to experience each play individually. 

Baltimore, MD

September-October 2021

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Can I Testify?

Curated by Gabriel Amadi-Emina

Featuring Redeat Assefa, Dyyo, Jerrell Gibbs, Lynn Hunter, and Will Watson

CAN I TESTIFY is a virtual narrative-based virtual exhibition that explores synergizing the reflections/testimonies of five DMV-based artists, to form one powerful narrative and dialogue. By reflecting on and sharing those moments that resonated with them personally, they explore how those stories have translated through both their practice, and as individuals, specifically in the DMV. But through the combination of their journeys, they show how dialogues can be manifested during times of separation.

Baltimore, MD

March-May 2021

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Close Your Eyes and Sleep

Written by AJ Clauss

Directed by Tessara Layne Morgan

Featuring Dave Iden, Jamil Johnson, Megan Livingston, Martha Robichaud, and Chad Short 

In the near future, it rains all the time, journalists are disappearing, and hypnotherapy can help you erase the past. Welcome. Close Your Eyes and Sleep follows a small family of friends who, through time and space, have found themselves in the middle of a national crisis. History is trauma. But is it as easy as they say it is to forget?

Baltimore, MD

March, 2020 - POSTPONED DUE TO PANDEMIC

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Dali's Liquid Ladies

Written by Savannah Reich

Directed by Tessara Morgan

Featuring Molly Corkins, Nick Narcisi, Keighley Sadler, Kat Wodtke, and Ben Yela

A dark comedy about Salvador Dali's “Dream of Venus” funhouse, built for the 1939 World's Fair, and the women who put on rubber tails to work as “mermaids” in the surrealistic peep show inside.

Milwaukee, WI

October, 2016

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The Secretaries

Written by the Five Lesbian Brothers

Directed by Tessara Morgan

Featuring Cari Dulan, Amanda Eaton, Amy Hansman, Kristen Johnson, and Madeleine Wakley

Be on the lookout, because there’s a band of murderous secretaries on the prowl and they are thirsty for lumberjack blood! This dark comedy gives its audience a unique look into the life of a modern woman and her hardships. 


Milwaukee, WI

June, 2016