(a few) ARTISTS I'M INSPIRED BY (all mediums, no particular order):
YOKO ONO, LEONORA CARRINGTON, ALESHEA HARRIS, TONI MORRISON, CARMEN MARIA MACHADO, CARSON MCCULLERS, AGNES VARDA, HELEN OYEYEMI, MAGGIE NELSON, REMEDIOS VARO, LILIANA PADILLA, MARIA IRENE FORNES, ADRIANNE LENKER, HANSOL JUNG, DIANE ARBUS, GEORGIA O'KEEFE, MICHAELA COEL, NAO BUSTAMANTE, MARY OLIVER, LOUISE BOURGEOIS, HIERONYMUS BOSCH, EILEEN MYLES, BETYE SAAR, JAMES BALDWIN, OCEAN VUONG, NINA SIMONE, SUFJAN STEVENS, THE FIVE LESBIAN BROTHERS, JAMES IJAMES, BERTOLT BRECHT, ALLISON SCHULNIK, JOHN PRINE, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, DAVID CATLIN, GILLIAN WEARING, JULIO TORRES, MANUAL CINEMA, A. REY PAMATMAT, ALEXANDER CHEE.
ANNABEL HEACOCK (SHE/THEY) IS A COLLABORATIVE ARTIST, DIRECTOR, PUPPET-CREATOR, DEVISER, PRODUCER, COLLAGE-MAKER, AND ADMINISTRATOR.
At present, Annabel is based in Brooklyn, New York and works at Roundabout Theatre Company as the Artistic Producing Associate. She is currently directing three new works as a member of the Moxie Arts New York Incubator Cohort. This summer, they are directing the world premiere of As I Was, Not As I Am by August Hakvaag through Moxie Arts at WP Theater, and a new musical at the New Ohio Theatre (to be announced).
As a director, they enjoy working on new plays and devised works that tackle otherness and the limits of ethics and morality. NYC credits include assisting on Thelma Louise; Dyke Remix at the NAMT Annual Festival of New Musicals and directing for 24 Hour Plays: Nationals. After graduating from Northwestern University with degrees in Theatre and Sociology, Annabel completed Studio Theatre's directing apprenticeship in Washington, D.C. Select Northwestern directing credits include an immersive production of The Visit, The Donkey Show, Carrie the Musical, and Crisis Resolution in the Middle East for the annual Agnes Nixon Playwriting Festival. While at Studio, they assisted David Muse on Cock, Joanie Schultz on 2.5 Minute Ride, and Henry Godinez on George Brant's new play Tender Age.
Annabel has collaborated on a number of puppetry and toy theatre adaptations, including a recent workshop of Italo Calvino's The Distance of the Moon, a puppetry short film of Yoon Ha Lee's The Mermaid Astronaut, and an original devised fairytale called Rona. Annabel has also developed their own solo puppetry and performance work, including a ten-minute original piece called A Very Normal Hike. She is passionate about spectacle and sparking moments of wonder in public places, and has directed several free, site-specific adaptations inspired by Where the Wild Things Are, Clue, and The Little Prince at public libraries, gardens, beaches, and parks.