welcome to my bird's nest, a collection of the things i make and find, of the stories i carry. get cozy.
hear what you want to hear here(s):

hear my solo sounds




& some sister sounds in the band FESTIVAL


if you'd like to share your own hearsay and/or hyperbole, send it my way: hearsayandhyperbole at gmail dot com
xo

((underwater the world feels a little less like it’s falling apart))

stills from an experiment by sean hanley

Meanwhile…

Friday July 11th, Dixon Place, 7:30as part of the 2014 Hot! FestivalTICKETS! ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE “THANK YOU FOR CALLING”!  a Hearsay & Hyperbole performance piece created by Jessica Asch, Prentiss Benjamin and Alexis Powell set in customer service purgatory. **WITH**"THE FORGETTABLE SAGA OF DONNA WANNA AND OTHER MONOLOGUES" Written and performed by Laryssa HusiakDirected by Brooke O’HarraAn evening of new work, including an early exploration of Laryssa Husiak’s latest monodrama, The Forgettable Saga of Donna Wanna, which tells the story of landlocked and lonely lesbian housewife wrestling with desire. The monologues weave memoir, history and fantasy to create characters who are variously comic, tragic and a little bizarre.estimated runtime: 45 minuteswww.laryssahusiak.comLaryssa Husiak (writer/performer) is theater artist living in Des Moines, Iowa with her roots in New York City. In January 2014, Laryssa premiered She Is King, a performance reenacting the words of tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King at the Incubator Arts Project directed by Katherine Brook. She has received grants from the Iowa Art Council Grant, Art Matters and The Yip Harburg Foundation and fellowships from Mac Dowell and Yaddo colonies. Laryssa is also a member of the Obie award-winning theater company Two-Headed Calf and a founding member of their Dyke Division.Brooke O’Harra (director) is a free-lance director. She is also co-founder (with composter Brendan Connelly) of The Theater of a Two-headed Calf and has developed and directed all of their productions. Her most recent Two-headed Calf production of the opera project You, My Mother had two runs in NYC, one is 2012 at La Mama ETC and 2013 in the River to River Festival. Brooke also directed, wrote for, and performed in the Dyke Division of Two-headed Calf’s live lesbian soap opera ROOM FOR CREAM.

Friday July 11th, Dixon Place, 7:30
as part of the 2014 Hot! Festival

TICKETS

ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE “THANK YOU FOR CALLING”!  a Hearsay & Hyperbole performance piece created by Jessica Asch, Prentiss Benjamin and Alexis Powell set in customer service purgatory. 

**WITH**

"THE FORGETTABLE SAGA OF DONNA WANNA AND OTHER MONOLOGUES" 
Written and performed by Laryssa Husiak
Directed by Brooke O’Harra

An evening of new work, including an early exploration of Laryssa Husiak’s latest monodrama, The Forgettable Saga of Donna Wanna, which tells the story of landlocked and lonely lesbian housewife wrestling with desire. The monologues weave memoir, history and fantasy to create characters who are variously comic, tragic and a little bizarre.

estimated runtime: 45 minutes
www.laryssahusiak.com

Laryssa Husiak (writer/performer) is theater artist living in Des Moines, Iowa with her roots in New York City. In January 2014, Laryssa premiered She Is King, a performance reenacting the words of tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King at the Incubator Arts Project directed by Katherine Brook. She has received grants from the Iowa Art Council Grant, Art Matters and The Yip Harburg Foundation and fellowships from Mac Dowell and Yaddo colonies. Laryssa is also a member of the Obie award-winning theater company Two-Headed Calf and a founding member of their Dyke Division.

Brooke O’Harra (director) is a free-lance director. She is also co-founder (with composter Brendan Connelly) of The Theater of a Two-headed Calf and has developed and directed all of their productions. Her most recent Two-headed Calf production of the opera project You, My Mother had two runs in NYC, one is 2012 at La Mama ETC and 2013 in the River to River Festival. Brooke also directed, wrote for, and performed in the Dyke Division of Two-headed Calf’s live lesbian soap opera ROOM FOR CREAM.


More scenes from our Dreamsongs by Hearsay & Hyperbole at Wild Project May 2014. 

songs by Alexis Powell featuring Kendra Potter, Kathleen Wise, and Annie Sicherman.

with video installation by Alexis Powell featuring Prentiss Benjamin, Julian Goldhagen, Anthony Ritosa, Susannah Simpson, and Matt Stapleton.  

Hearsay & Hyperbole's Dream Songs at Wild Project with Alexis Powell, Kathleen Wise, Kendra Potter and Annie Sicherman. 

Hearsay & Hyperbole's Dream Songs at Wild Project with Alexis Powell, Kathleen Wise, Kendra Potter and Annie Sicherman. 

Manifest.

Manifest.

A Hearsay & Hyperbole song-performance-video experiment with Alexis Powell, Kendra Potter, Zara Serabian-Arthur, Kathleen Wise, and Annie Sicherman.  
Come step into our collective dream.
Saturday, May 10th
10pm
Wild Project 195 e. 3rd St.
As part of the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble’s Nite Flight series.

Hearsay & Hyperbole song-performance-video experiment with Alexis Powell, Kendra Potter, Zara Serabian-Arthur, Kathleen Wise, and Annie Sicherman.  

Come step into our collective dream.

Saturday, May 10th

10pm

Wild Project 195 e. 3rd St.

As part of the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble’s Nite Flight series.

Guest performing in Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann’s “You May Meet Her” at Abron’s Art Center was one of the most thrilling/illuminating/satisfying performance experiences of my career.  I learned so much about what happens to human curiosity when one is being watched and the powerful relationship between audience and performer (the hierarchies of which are really played with in this interactive piece).  
GO! You must. It closes April 25th! The list of (lady!) guest performers is truly inspiring, too!

Guest performing in Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann’s “You May Meet Her” at Abron’s Art Center was one of the most thrilling/illuminating/satisfying performance experiences of my career.  I learned so much about what happens to human curiosity when one is being watched and the powerful relationship between audience and performer (the hierarchies of which are really played with in this interactive piece).  

GO! You must. It closes April 25th! The list of (lady!) guest performers is truly inspiring, too!