written and performed by Margaret Laurena Kemp
original soundscape by Margaret Laurena Kemp
choreography by Maya Gingery
Imaginary Landscapes is a continued exploration of a longer work I am developing, A Memory in Progress. In it I explore movement, non-verbal utterances and sound as story telling devices for actors. I also explore the fiction genre. Up until now, my work has been autobiographical (Creative Instructions, Speaking of Rivers) or biographic (An Affair Abbey Lincoln). The work being presented, Imaginary Landscapes, is a new section of longer work A Memory in Progress. The entire work will be presented at Loyola University, in New Orleans in February 2015.
Margaret continues to tour the United States with her solo performance Confluence…previously entitled A Negro Speaks of Rivers. She will present a work in progress viewing of her newest work, A Memory in Progress , at Loyola University in New Orleans in spring 2015. She has appeared on regional and international stages including Arena Stage, South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Ensemble Theatre Company, Yale Rep, Will and Company, Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf, Theatre of Changes (Athens, Greece), Pear Theatre (Antibes, France) and The Magnet Theatre (Cape Town South Africa). She recently wrapped a lead lead role in the feature film Bloodline and won world-wide praise for her starring role in Children of God (2011 release). She holds memberships in One Union (SAG-AFTRA), Actors Equity Association (AEA). As a visiting artist and guest lecturer she has been on staff at California State University, Northridge, University of Southern California, University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Fullerton, and Louisiana State University she currently teaches at Pomona College. She holds an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
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