IN HOLES AND CORNERS

2018

In collaboration with Chelsey Becher, this hour-length event uses text, movement, and improvisation to discuss autonomy of the female sex organs. Beginning as a comedic satire of social taboos and expectations, the tone shifts, as Becher and Lee discuss shame, privilege, and uncertainty regarding masturbation, child-birth, and abortion. This show  toured Milwaukee, WI and Dayton, OH, raising  $700 for Planned Parenthood.

MANIFEST

2017

A metaphor for the American dream, this 7 minute excerpt of a larger concept depicts 4 young adults working together to stand a white picket fence—a task that cannot feasibly be attained.

FIRST DRAFTS

2017

What would a revolutionary war look like in 21st century America? Would religious beliefs replace scientific evidence? How would food be rationed? What would you wear? Would it look like a scene from The Purge movies? How would revolutionaries communicate their plans privately? Would they have to meet in the dead of night? Would it have to be “off the grid”? 

In collaboration with composer and performer Tally Moss, First Drafts is an experimental performance using text, improvisation, and imagery, placing 7 performers in a Kafkaesque fantasy. This installation included digitally altered photography by award winning photographer, Jenna Marti, whose work inspired some of the imagery used to develop this performance.

LET HER SPEAK

2017

On the night of the presidential inauguration, 4 artists premiered this declaration of opposition and strength at Riverwest Femfest using spoken word, step dance, and contemporary dance. This work was presented again at PrideFest Milwaukee as part of the Spoken Word Showcase.

ASSUMED OBLIGATIONS

2016

This 7 minute solo performance premiered at the inaugural Milwaukee Fringe Festival, and responds to the male gaze by way of grotesque behavior and apathetic physicality.

LOGGED OUT

2016

4 people are dropped into an alternate reality where social media has consumed everyday interactions and relationships.

OF LOVE & CONTEMPT

2015

Revealing the psychological effects of unrequited love using text from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid and Tom Petty, this solo performance is a personal account of naivety, low self-esteem, and promiscuity ultimately leading to anger and fear after leaving an ex-lover.

©2018 by Kelsey Lee