It is a new year, wow! We spent the last half of the 2010's building out Call Your Mom. First, a PSA: We've made our excel spreadsheet of artist residency/grant resources available to view. DM us on Instagram (@call.your.mom) or email us (email@example.com) and we can share you on the Google Doc. It brings us hope to see all the creativity and innovation abounding.
Working backwards: We took some of December off, and spent some of it planning our forgiveness-themed summer camp for kids. The camp will take place in June and July in Omaha, NE in collaboration with Tri-Faith Initiative. More on that soon. We spent November working as Performance Coordinators at Cucalorus Festival, where we met some amazing people and put our theater tech skills to the test. At Cucalorus, we learned so much about the logistics of putting on a festival with the help of Brigid Greene and SaBrina Jeffcoat. We each helped tech a different show, all of which we highly recommend looking into! E worked on Lizez Live (Liz Clayton-Scofield) and Color Wheel (Rae Red). Emma worked on Animal Law (Julia Gladstone) and Mime Explains String Theory (Sheila Kerrigan). Sophie and Mia worked on Bus To Lumbarton (Jen West). It was inspiring to devote some creative energy toward other artist's projects and to see how they work. We love collaborating! This world is full of great artists.
Speaking of the world, did you know the four of us are traveling to South America extremely soon? On January 4th (tomorrow!), we will all meet in Santiago, Chile where we will take part in our first international artist residency at Centro NAVE. The residency is shaping up to be great fun—a month full of learning, questioning, crafting, and dancing. NAVE feels like a great match for us as artists, with their experimental, communal, process-based approaches to publicizing the arts.
Say You're Sorry is a multimedia exploration of forgiveness and redemption. From September 2019 through May 2020, Call Your Mom will be developing various aspects of Say You're Sorry at residencies across the country and abroad. In the summer of 2020, we will return to the US to tour our performance and workshop series. Check back here for project updates throughout the year.
Call Your Mom (Emma Bergman, E Cadoux, Sophie Goldberg, Mia Massimino)