A Cocoon of Your Own Making
Sept 13 - 19 2015
Pig Iron LoungeMap
A Cocoon of Your Own Making is a Julia Taus debut solo performance about a woman’s pursuit of a monogamous relationship through the unearthing of her poetic voice. Each poem that surfaces challenges perspective and raises questions for us all to ponder.
$10 / 60 minutes
Julia Taus is a poet, playwright and aspiring author who uses words with vulnerable confidence to connect the invisible with the tangible, the unseen with the felt and the conveniently ignored with the seldom forgotten. Julia earned her Master of Liberal Arts in Creative Writing, from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts in English and Communications, from Temple University. Along with her debut Fringe performance, A Cocoon of Your Own Making, Julia is completing final edits of her first novel, Made with Intention. She anticipates shopping the book around to agents and publishing houses in early 2016.
Amber Emory is a freelance director focusing on new and ensemble-built work. She has a BA in Theater, Directing Concentration, from Temple University. This season she was the Associate Artistic Director at Plays and Players and produced the inaugural Mz. Fest, a female-centric, process-based festival. Last season she assisted Lucie Tiberghien (Love in Afghanistan), Moises Kaufman (Tallest Tree in the Forest), both at Arena Stage, and Blanka Zizka (Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq), at the Wilma Theater. She currently works as the Outreach and Partnerships Associate for Directors Gathering, a service organization advancing the craft of theatre directing through community, advocacy, pedagogy, and praxis. She is also the founder of Creative Caretakers, artistic caretakers offering your loved ones a creative approach to life. She has been honored to work with the Arden Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Simpatico Theatre Project, The Wilma Theater, Temple Repertory Theater, The Renegade Company and Found Theater Company in her hometown of Philadelphia, and in theaters in New York and London. This summer you can see her work in SHE Directs, One-Minute Play Festival and the Philly Fringe with A Cocoon of Your Own Making.