Citizen Arts

-Generating cultural dialogues through original artistic work-

Recent Projects

La Sylphe dancing Salome (ca. 1908)

SALOME PROJECT is a theatrical performance piece born out of Meg Araneo’s scholarly research into late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century cultural infatuations with the archetype of the biblical dancing girl. A devised work, the Salome Project considers the figure of the dancing girl as a cultural location where social and political ideas of a specific historical context can be actively explored through text, music, and dance. 

Teatro Círculo, November 18, 2018

Photo by David Andrako

INTERRUPTION! is a cross-genre performance project that meditates on some of the key issues facing the United States today, including voting rights, economic inequality, and racial injustice. Co-created by Rob Reddy, Oliver Lake, and Meg Araneo, INTERRUPTION! was inspired by a July 2015 sermon by the esteemed Rev. William Barber II, President of the NC NAACP and co-organizer of the North Carolina Moral Mondays Mvt. INTERRUPTION! directly engages Barber's powerful ideas through its dramaturgical integration of Rob Reddy's original compositions with libretto by Oliver Lake.

BRICLab, April 13 and 14, 2017
BRIC Arts Media, 647 Fulton, St., Brooklyn, NY

Ubu Roi : An Inauguration Eve Radio Play Performance was presented on January 19, 2017 at The Cell Theatre in New York, NY. The project was a collective response to the ideologies and tactics of the incoming administration. This production of Ubu Roi addressed the volatile contemporary discourse of hatred, misogyny, racism, xenophobia, and sexual violence. The performance was followed by a discussion about the current political climate and what can be done to ensure the core values of our democracy remain in tact

The Cell Theatre, January 19, 2017
338 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY