I hope you have de-thawed from an extremely long winter and are bursting towards the solstice at your own pace.
As Director of Helen Wicks Works I am writing to announce that STREAMER SUMMER SERIES will be coming to your screen this August, 2021. This series of short episodes transforms the aerial dance work we created November 2020 into historical narrative fantasy.
Enjoy the STREAMER Teaser below:
Additionally, my alter-ego Helen Radio, has had the time and space to record songs she wrote between 2013 and 2020. While theaters were dark, we set up a dimly lit make shift home studio and recorded onto Portastudio 4-track in December, 2020. The tapes of Helen Radio's debut album, Trophy, have finally arrived! Thanks to Music Supervisor, RMO.
While the history of Juneteenth was established long before me, it is also my birthday! You are invited to celebrate by listening to or purchasing Trophy cassette or digital files.
If you do plan to purchase the album, consider doing so Friday June 18th from midnight to midnight Pacific because Bandcamp is offering a special where their proceeds go to NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support their ongoing efforts to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education. You can read more about that here
You are also invited to celebrate by donating to Helen Wicks Works. When you make a tax-deductible donation to Helen Wicks Works you are directly supporting the production costs of free outdoor live performances that will take place in San Francisco this Fall (more details about that coming soon!)
Photo by Robbie Sweeny
For folks in the audience with elementary-aged kids:
If you are seeking ways to engage your student, niece, neighbor, or family friend in another part of the country or world this summer, I will be teaching Theater (remote) in the Nueva Summer Expedition Program. Registration is open! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Take care, be well, and have a special solstice, Helen