Artworks
Hand processed plant fiber clouds, salvaged materials from demolished buildings, sound effect of birds chirping, sound of disintegrating loop, video of construction sites filmed by artist.
Interactive installation on display for two nights, taking full stage of Red Eye Theater
2018
Contemporary Performance
2018
Contemporary Performance
2018
Lighting Design
2018
Lighting Design
2018
Experimental Producing
six plays, 20-30 minutes in length
2018
Theater
Original 45 minute play
2017
Experimental Producing
six original 20-30 minute plays
2017
Eco-Drama
two hour play
2015
street performance, Agit-Prop, Interventionist
2015
20th century Yiddish Theater, Adapted Theater
2012
Performance Art
2011

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  • Original large scale installation created as part of Queertopia 2018's OU(te)ER LIMITS inaugural installation cohort. Utilizing sound, video and interactive sculpture, "Not a Vacuum" immerses participants into a larger-scale world in which they can contemplate boundaries and desire by building latticeworks of support and structure. Materials include hand-carded plant fiber harvested from parking lots and back alleys, and debris collected from the sites of torn down buildings in Minneapolis.
  • Lead Artist, Director, Lighting Design, Ensemble. Commissioned to direct one play for Target Margin's The Yiddish Lab 1.0. Love, Death, Gargoyles, and Settlement. An absurdist interpretation of I.L.Peretz's classic poetic/social drama explores the question: what came before the shtetl? Starring Monifa Oni Brown, Justin Garascia, Celeste White, Abby Zeocardia, Dondrie Brown, Nathan Windsor, Spencer Covington. Original score by Nathan Windsor. photo credit: Erik Carter
  • Original large scale installation created as part of Queertopia 2018's OU(te)ER LIMITS inaugural installation cohort. Utilizing sound, video and interactive sculpture, "Not a Vacuum" immerses participants into a larger-scale world in which they can contemplate boundaries and desire by building latticeworks of support and structure. Materials include hand-carded plant fiber harvested from parking lots and back alleys, and debris collected from the sites of torn down buildings in Minneapolis.
  • Debut Lighting Design, Master Electrician for original avant garde work, BOAT by Magnus Miller & Truman.
  • Lead Artist, Director, Lighting Design, Ensemble. Lead Artist for A Night in the Old Marketplace, for Target Margin's The Yiddish Lab 1.0. Love, Death, Gargoyles, and Settlement. An absurdist interpretation of this classic poetic/social drama explores the question: what came before the shtetl? Starring Monifa Oni Brown, Justin Garascia, Celeste White, Abby Zeocardia, Dondrie Brown, Nathan Windsor, Spencer Covington. Original score by Nathan Windsor. photo credit: Erik Carter
  • Kat Purcell updated the Artwork The Cage Project
    Collective member of Tactical Aesthetics 2013-2016, technical coordinator and artistic contributor. Prison abolitionist Lech Szporer stages post-criminal satire by caging himself outside the Manhattan Detention Complex (aka "The Tombs") on Sunday, October 25th, the day the first penitentiary was established in the United States. photo credit includes: Julia Lourie, Hannes Charen
  • Role of Annie in Extreme Whether, written and directed by Karen Malpede. Toured to Paris for ArtCOP21, a citywide protest art festival in response to the Conference of Parties in late 2015 photo credit: Beatriz Schiller
  • Kat Purcell updated the Artwork Lightning Rod 2017
    Conceived and produced original week-long project commissioned by and in collaboration with Patrick's Cabaret. A new effort and format for Patrick's Cabaret, Lightning Rod is a week-long project creating "flash theater." Teams of writers, directors, and performers spend six days making and then performing devised (collaboratively created) work that responds to the immediacy of that week, generating performance from the prompt: "What needs to be said this week?" Drawing from news headlines and wh…
  • Kat Purcell updated the Artwork Lightning Rod 2018
    Co-artistic lead and co-producer of Patrick's Cabaret's Lightning Rod with Marcel Michelle-Mobama. Kat Purcell passes the torch by collaborating with Patrick's Cabaret to bring back Lightning Rod for a second year with a new producer, Marcel Michelle-Mobama, for new visions, to continue to make LR better and more rigorous. Lightning Rod is a radical meta-experiment in explicitly political flash theatre, bringing together dozens of artists to respond to current news headlines of the week. photo c…
  • Lighting Design for Kudeta Dance “I'm From Vol. 2”, a culminating presentation of fourteen original dance pieces, largely supporting the vision and artistic development of young BIPOC choreographers.   photo credit: Dan Norman video credit (gifs): LYON MOTIONS