I DIGRESS: THE INTIMATE INSIGHTS OF A CHILDHOOD WEIRDO
a work-in-progress showing
Written & Peformed by Sauda Aziza Jackson
Direction: April Sweeney
Media Design: Eric Magnus
Music Direction: Mike Weiss
ABOUT THE SHOW
Sauda Jackson weaves together personal tales from her childhoodwith the media and memorabilia that defined her past in this multimedia performance piece, part memoir, a sliver of music, a quarter bio-drama, and a dribble of her own special sauce. I DIGRESS, a performance
memoir, explores the weight of inheritance and the recollection of memories and material things
once lost to time
SAUDA AZIZA JACKSON
Playwright & Performer
Saudi has appeared in many theatre productions during her 20 plus years in New York City. The Chicago native has participated with Little Lord (Now is the Time), International Wow lead by artistic director Josh Fox (Expense of Spirit, Limitless Joy) and Sponsored by Nobody (The Arts (original cast), Behind the Bullseye). Sauda studied theater at Eastern Illinois University, graduating with a B.A in Theater Arts. She continued on to The Neighborhood Playhouse summer program (Ron Stetson Scene study) and finally matriculated to the MFA program in acting at Brooklyn College (F. Murray Abraham, master class instructor).
April is a performer and theater maker who has performed internationally in theaters and festivals in Belgium, Hungary, Argentina, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Her U.S. performance projects have been seen at P.S 122, The Kitchen, Under the Radar, La Mama, Boom Arts, Montana Rep, Arkansas Rep, and various NYC downtown venues. As a director, her work has been seen in Argentina, Belgium, NYC, and Upstate New York.
Eric is a theater artist and media designer. As an actor his roles include Richard Foreman's ‘Astronome’ and ‘Idiot Savant’ alongside Willem Dafoe at the Public Theater. As director and designer: ‘Boat’ (Incubator Arts Project) and ‘Moat's Ear’ (AXA-in-Action in Prague). Media design: ‘Space Pod’ with Lisa Szolovits, ‘Two Americans Chanting’ by Lilac Co., ‘What Is Wild’ (in residency at Queens Museum), and ‘R&J&Z’ (Colgate University). MFA: Performance & Interactive Media Arts program, Brooklyn College.
Mike is a founding artist of Feed the Herd Theatre Co., The Ohmies,
Donksongs United. Songwriting/composition/production/performance: Melody Lanes Studios, Colgate University Theater, Inkfish Art, Random Folk, The Moblees (CBC), Sesame Studios,
Chicago Fire (NBC), Tiger Orange (Film).