• Welcome to my site. Check out my Performance Videos, Photo Galleries, and solo show in development, on est deshabille, a comedy about death. Also, you can download a PDF Booklet about my theater, Live Sound Action, and Elephants and Gold, my ensemble music play produced at Berkshire Fringe and currently in further development for NYC Production. See 2015-16 Workshop/Training/Performance Events.
  • performance + projects = check it out

    I invite you to come to Figment Festival June 11 and 12 on Governor’s Island where I will be collaborating and performing in Sara Zimmerman’s Big Exit. Also, please check out slideshow from a Live Sound Action Community Project I did this spring funded by the Puffin Foundation and Young Audiences NY.  I found myself to be at peace with my peers in a circle of five year olds and, I was also astonished by the silence of concentration in the room when these kids played in mirror flock with their parents in a family workshop. Also, please view a video excerpt from a Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP-NYC) public sharing we did in April.  This summer I am going to be further developing on est deshabille as well as initiating a new ensemble piece titled:  conjoined.

    on est deshabille

    on est deshabille, a comedy about death premiered at the Joyce Soho as a Work in Progress as a part of the Field’s Emerging Artist Residency, supported by the Tides Foundation. The show is now in further development.  see video see slideshow

    residency, workshops, shows in development

    This  fall as a part of The Field’s Emerging Artist residency program, supported by the Tides Foundation, I am developing a solo clown / song / existential adventure piece — in search of forms for voice.  Also, I am playing with Vernice Miller and ALAT Theater Company in development of Red Tent Fabrik and Vincent DeGeorge in his ensemble project, Wreck.  As the first step of Puffin Foundation project I will be holding workshops creating performance with kids at Henry Street Settlement integrating the form of Live Sound Action and the content / substance of dirt and the process of compost — there is drama and beauty here.  And, I am teaching the fine art of Acting as well as The Function of Theater  . . . this time is full and fruitful.

    live sound action received Puffin Foundation Grant

    I just received a grant from the Puffin Foundation for my investigation of Live Sound Action : Cosmological Composition.  This grant will be applied to exploration and perfomance work I will create in collaboration with kids from the Lower East Side Ecology Center.  I enjoy the Puffin Foundation’s tag line: ” . . continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people.”

    bucket and stick ensemble performance

    The work-in-progress ensemble show of Live Sound Action was wonderful and informative. April 16 and 17 at Gowanus Arts Bldg. Wildlife Showcase.  Now —  ready for text.

    see slideshow

    tribal epic open rehearsal

    see photo album tribal epic 1 / 24

    We played in our first three sessions of Tribal Epic – Kinesthetic Delight in Improvisation with Live Band monkeyworks, had a wonderful open practice session, and now, we continue on:  upcoming dates:  Feb 21, Mar 21, Apr 18, and May 16

    see photo album of tribal epic 1/17

    Check out this trailer video and photo gallery of Elephants and Gold 3 performed at The Berkshire Fringe this summer

    Elephants and Gold 3 performed Aug 2009 at The Berkshire Fringe in Great Barrington, Mass.

    Created by Eliza Ladd in collaboration with Margot Bassett, Vincent DeGeorge, Nichi Douglas, Stephanie Fittro, Adam Patterson, and Ian Smit.  Lighting by Brian Scott.



    See Elephants and Gold 3 photo galleryRead testimonials and reviews

    photography by Alex Miles Younger

    contemporary music video-check it out

    Landscape Memorial / You and Me We Belong

    Song and Composition by Eliza Ladd.  Performance by Margot Bassett, Vincent DeGeorge, Nichi Douglas, Stephanie Fittro, Eliza Ladd, Adam Patterson, and Ian Smit.  Lighting by Brian Scott.

    She said, He said –  view another ensemble music video

    Elephants and Gold rocked at Berkshire Fringe in Gt. Barrington

    We did 5 shows, many people came. The space was amazing, sounded great.

    Below are a few photos, by Alex Miles Younger, and a few snippets of reviews . . .




    From Jenn Smith at the Berkshire Eagle:

    The performance of the five actors and two musicians was nearly seamless. The statements made were bold, and perhaps prophetic, but not too preachy.

    Whether it was from the charge of the performance, the stunningly simplistic stage setup or the intimacy of the black box, I left Elephants and Gold with a wow on my lips and wheels turning in my head.

    From Chris Rohmann at the Valley Advocate:

    The performers embody elephants with a lumbering four footed gait that is both majestic and vulnerable.

    More to come soon on Elephants and Gold at the Berkshire Fringe and what is next . . .

    Elephants and Gold at Berkshire Fringe Aug 6-10

    eliza_postcard_front_web3I hope you can come to see the show in Great Barrington, MA this August.

    (note: the Sunday Aug. 9 show is at 8 not 9 as it says on card)