Theater/Dance/Theater Salon And Reception Friday March 22 @ 7PM

First their was space

With Wendell Beavers and Erica Terpening-Romeo

A Works-in-Progress Showing 

SomaticPerformer~Movement Arts Studio 

Eclipse Mill Loft #107

We have planned about an hour and a half, including conversation with the audience, of new solo dance and spoken word material by Wendell–working drafts of material for his piece Poetics & Pedagogy: A Movement Waking Dream–and material Erica is developing for a piece called The Song Book, or Chloe’s the Cello. This work will be performed more formally in May as part of the Eclipse Mill Open Studio offerings during the MASS MoCA anniversary celebration. Please come and enter into a dialogue with us on this work and join us for a following reception in the Eclipse Mill Gallery.

Erica Terpening-Romeo is a director, playwright, actor, musician and educator based in Western Massachusetts. She holds a Master’s of Fine Arts in Directing from Boston University, and currently runs Hilltown Shakespeare Anonymous in her local community. Erica will be joining the faculty at Williams College in the Autumn of 2024 as a Visiting Professor of Theatre, and has taught at Northeastern University and University of Colorado in Boulder. She is the co-founder and co-Artistic Director of Anon It Moves Theatre, a non-traditional Shakespeare company in Portland, OR; and the former Managing Director of the off-Broadway company The Strain Theatre in New York City. In addition to many of Shakespeare’s plays, her directing credits include new works such as Incels and Other Myths by Ally Sass,  Lorena: A Tabloid Epic by Eliana Pipes, and Problem Play, a play she adapted from Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.

Wendell Beavers, a founding member of Movement Research in New York in 1978, founding faculty of New York University’s Experimental Theater Wing (ETW), and an early Director of both. He was the founding Chair of Naropa University’s MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance Program (2004-2020) and continues to mentor several generations of creators of performance, teachers and theorists. His most recent residencies and visiting artist/scholar appointments include: Boston Conservatory at Berklee School of Music, MIT, New York University BFA in Collaborative Arts, Concordia University (Montreal, Que.), Nine-Years Theater (Singapore), Movement Research at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA NYC), SITI CO Skidmore Summer Intensives. He continues to teach professional development workshops to diverse populations globally with his partner Erika Berland through their company, SomaticPerformer/Movement Arts.


First there was space….pic by Alex Baker

First their was space