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Appropriation // Inspiration

  • Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe 8380 Cerrillos Road, Suite #404 Santa Fe, NM (map)

Grottesco artists are curators, consumers, and creators of theatrical style. We use style as a theatrical medium in the way painters use paint. Each style is selected, mixed and applied to the stage, so its essential characteristics serve the greater work. This process often transforms the most recognizable trademarks of the style. Our clowns rarely wear red noses, like cobalt blue doesn't always appear in vases and rivers. But unlike paint, styles are imbued with culture. How do we honor the styles we use? Are some things off limits? We want to hear your thoughts and questions on Saturday. Join us!


Veena Vasista (moderator) is a writer, facilitator, and mediator with a background in embedding human rights into social policymaking. She is currently exploring the relationships between soul work, art-making and systems change, and is training to become a Feldenkrais Method teacher.

Inee Yang Slaughter is the director of the Indigenous Language Institute and has a background in French Literature and Interior and Graphic Design. Of Korean heritage born and raised in Japan, she is fluent in Japanese, Korean, English and has working knowledge of French.

Natalie Benally is a dance performer, educator and technical engineer. She works with Dancing Earth Indigenous Contemporary Dance Creations where she performs and co-creates full-length theater productions, and collaborates with inter-tribal communities to enhance cultural knowledge with artistic expression.

Deollo Johnson is a teacher, writer, creative artist, and consultant in diversity awareness and leadership development. Deollo has traveled extensively teaching workshops and ongoing classes in martial arts, dance, and social issues.

Jane Perry worked professionally in theatre for nearly two decades in Europe and the US. She has worked closely with Robert Wilson to produce works in France and Germany, and helped to found the Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Dark Horse Theatre.

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Grottesco's OM Series is a platform for artistic discussion about creative process, challenges, and successes, and to show new work. All salons are free of charge and are held in our rehearsal hall at the Fashion Outlets of Santa Fe.

8380 Cerrillos Rd, Suite #404
Santa Fe, NM.

Earlier Event: May 19
The Glass Menagerie
Later Event: May 20
The Glass Menagerie