LEONIE BELL
she/her/hers

leo.bell90@gmail.com


ARTIST OF: Cassi Schiano

MIDWIFE OF: Milissa Orzolek


BIO

Leonie Bell is a German-American theater-maker and performer based in Berlin/New York with a BA from Bard College and a MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College. Recent antics include: I Don’t Want to Interrupt You Guys (Chez Bushwick / Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation), The Slow Room (Performance Space New York), Tea Time Trouble (Dixon Place), Mommy and Me (Barn Arts Collective), and Fall Movement (Center for Performance Research). Leonie is a participant in the “The Midwives” Term 2018-2019 and BAX Upstart Program 2018-2019. For info on upcoming mass lullabies, faux-Victorian insult parties, and other theatrical tantrums, run slow-motion to www.leoniebell.org


INSPIRED BY

Isabella Rossellini / Sibyl Kempson / Adrienne Truscott / Lucille Ball / Herbert Fritsch / Jacques Tati / Mr. Bean  



CIRCLE PROJECT


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going on strike or other amplifications or thisprojectisaboutmaps

this project || focuses on the “we” that is my midwife and i even though we’re named midwife and artist || really i’m here to soak up lots of stuff in the time that i have been gifted this companion || but i still have to put work into our relationship or else there really is no or else || okay || i want my midwife Milissa and i want to curate our experience together through a series of maps and last time we spoke she liked the idea which made me even more excited and i’m pretty excitable so that’s pretty excited because i was worried about having to pick one thing to work on but this feels like an experiment that feels very gr8t || she knows stuff about maps and all sorts of terrains || and other documents || we both like collaged things and both feel scrappy sometimes || i’m writing this without knowing whether Milissa actually likes collages and without knowing Milissa all that well so getting to know Milissa will be part of my project as well || and mostly a process of how one can be a witness to each other as the other goes through a process that is creative and sometimes upsetting because nothing is clear || right now nothing feels very clear in this world so where does anything go || i mean || what kind of organizational system can we find that will help us feel less foggy or like throwing up or a tantrum || and how can we invigorate another artist’s process || we also go excited about negative space and positive space and what happens to the negative space when the positive space is removed what is happening then so that is also part of our project || i am also learning about boundaries so that fits in with maps yes I guess this project is about maps and we will be the map-drawers/mappers/maps || is about maps