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CounterPULSE is building a movement of risk-taking art that shatters assumptions and builds community. We provide space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture.

Queer Tattoo History and my visit to Modern Electric

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Sam Steward’s fascinating life as a shapeshifter linked many disparate worlds: literature, sexual research, academia and tattoo art.  For this iteration of Homo File I’ve taken a dive into researching Steward’s life as a tattoo artist. In this world he went by the name Phil Sparrow. I recently read his fascinating and really well written […]

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Homo File’s First 2014 Work-in-Progress

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Here is a photo from our March 30th work-in-progress showing of the new and updated Homo File which will premiere May 30th at CounterPULSE for the National Queer Arts Festival. The show chronicles the fascinating life of queer shapeshifter and iconoclast Sam Steward. In the late 1930s Steward met the painter Sir Francis Rose (played […]

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Rehearsing for Homo File

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Here are a few pics of our cast working on Homo File in rehearsal. Ned Brauer and Michael Soldier rehearsing for the Dr. Kinsey and Sam Steward scene at Kinetic Arts center. Ned and Michael working with the amazing Emily Park at Kinetic Arts. See more on our little promo video of the show here: […]

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Help support Homo File- and get some fabulous booty!

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Hey want to see some great video of what we are working on and get some fabulous booty while you are at it? We have just launched our Kickstarter campaign and we need your support to get Homo File off the ground. In only 1 week we have 25 backers and are $3713 away from […]

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Homo File Begins

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

                                       Over the past year I’ve been in the research phase for my next Queer history performance project titled Homo File, chronicling the life of Sam Steward, (1907-1994). I will write, create and direct an ensemble of […]

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