She writes, directs and performs in her hilariously surrealistic spectacles with her constantly evolving company. Her casts are mostly comprised of minority, queer and trans peoples. Some of her most memorable pieces are “Run! It’s Getting Ugly!”, “The Funeral of the Cow”, “The Homophobes. A Clown Show”, “100 Years of Attitude”, “Dykenstein: Sex, Horror and the Tragedy of the Straight Brain”, and the unforgettable and beloved classic, “Tango Lesbiango”.
Chris recently produced the NYT Critic’s Pick TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever at JACK. Previously he served as Associate Producer for the Obie Award winning Ma-Yi Theater (KPOP, Teenage Dick). He currently works and performs at La MaMa ETC in the East Village alongside resident theatre artists and puppeteers at La MaMa, such as Theodora Skipitares, Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre, and Yara Arts Group. He has sung at Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, and National Sawdust, and is currently developing a song series anchored around his experience of folk music as a child of Filipino immigrants.
We are concerned with simultaneity, complexity, and radicality, combining dense layers of text, notation, objects and processes. We work to give audiences unconventional viewing experiences through our merging of theatricality and pedestrian activity. Our works upset habitual notions of time, pace, progression and virtuosity. We value accumulation above cohesion.Object Collection has premiered six original operas since 2009. Our work has toured to Norway, Denmark, UK, Japan, Canada, Italy and nationally in the US. Object Collection’s pieces have appeared in New York at La MaMa, Performance Space 122, Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s Church, National Sawdust, Chocolate Factory Theater, Abrons Arts Center, Invisible Dog Art Center, Roulette and Issue Project Room, among others. Albums have been released on Slip Imprint, Infrequent Seams, and khalija. Object Collection has received extended profiles in Frieze Magazine, Pitchfork, The Guardian, The Wire, BOMB, and on BBC Radio. www.objectcollection.us