Swarthmore Project in Theater (SPT) presents Swim Pony’s GIANT SQUID 9/22


is coming to Swarthmore


PRESENTED BY SPT, Swim Pony Performing Arts & The Berserker Residents

SEPTEMBER 22nd at 8pm in SCI 101

Adrienne Mackey ’04 is a director who creates original and compelling theater using the power of the human voice and the forms of the human body. She is the head of Swim Pony Performing Arts for which she conceived and directed SURVIVE! in 2010 – a 22,000 sq foot performance installation examining the role of humanity in the universe. The following year she created Lady M – an all female spectacle of original music and movement based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth for the 2011 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. Her work covers areas ranging from pop culture (Purr, Pull, Reign with Johnny Showcase) American history (Owning Up to the Corn and The Ballad of Joe Hill), classic literature (The Master and Margarita at Mum Puppettheatre) and racial tensions within her hometown of Philadelphia (Recitatif, Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 2007). In Philadelphia she has received a 2010 Live Arts Brewery Fellowship and in 2006-2007 she was awarded the CEC’s New Edge Residency in Theater. Adrienne’s study of alternative voice has taken her to France’s Roy Hart Voice Centre on a 2008 Independence Foundation Fellowship. She also teaches voice as a professor at Drexel University and sings backup vocals as one half of “The Truth” with Johnny Showcase and The Lefty Lucy Cabaret. Watch for her upcoming work with a remounted Lady M coming to the Annenberg Center’s in 2012-2013 season www.swimpony.org.