The Nancy Reagan Collection

September 2022
The Poetry Project
New York, New York

An adaptation of my performance novel, The Nancy Reagan Collection (Futurepoem), to open the Fall 2022 season at The Poetry Project.

Nancy Reagan gets her hair done while everything burns, with a special guest puppet play-within-a-play from the cast of Satan’s Wish! 

Collaborators: Hope Mohr & C Michael Chin 
Performers: Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad, Diana Cage, Kay Gabriel, Stephen Ira, Aldrin Valdez
Dancers: Miranda Brown and Noa Weiss. 

Photos by Maxe Crandall
[Performance description: Actors in black clothing stand and sit in relation to architectural columns; dancers do floor work while covered in red sequins; two collaborators activate projection on the back wall]

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Beautiful Moments in Popular Culture is a theater company based in Oakland. Our mission is to produce performance at odds with commercial theater and to make occasion for underproduced or forgotten theater. Before the pandemic we ran a performance series at The Stud in San Francisco, and soon we will open a venue in the air.
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