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The Icebox Project Space 1400 N American St

Friday, 9/1/2023 Showtime: 8:00 pm, 1hr
Thursday, 9/7/2023 Showtime: 8:00 pm, 1hr
Sunday, 9/17/2023 Showtime: 2:00 pm, 1hr


at Cannonball Festival

Directed by Shannon Murphy

    Please note that this work contains many detailed improvisational scores. In that respect, the choreography is sustained by mutual ongoing investments by each performer. 


Performers: maris, Beau Hancock, Brandon Graf, mik philips, Shannon Murphy, Kayla Rickets, Michele Tantoco and Sara Yassky


Rehearsal Assistant: Patricia Dominguez

Sound Design: kira shina and Steve Surgalski



Mimosa: Developed by the UArts Cast, Performed by Kayla Rickets

Sandcastle: Developed by Kayla Rickets, Performed by Shannon Murphy

Going Low: Developed by Shannon Murphy, Performed by Brandon Graf


Costumes: Shannon Murphy with support from Martha Chamberlain and the UArts Costume Shop.



Saddest Girl (blue): Shannon Murphy

Mimosa (purple): Collaboratively constructed with the cast at UArts, painted by Shannon Murphy

Cave Mouth (red): Collaboratively constructed with the cast at UArts, painted by Shannon Murphy

Social Media and Marketing: Jamie Murphy 

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The first iteration of Hearshakes was created with a group of UArts students for their Spring Dance Series at The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts earlier this year. Olivia Best, Lilia Cardosi, Meg Hasou, Ashleigh McGown, Lucienne Parker, Madison Platt, Kayla Ricketts, and Abigail Scaggs developed text and built puppets in addition to learning a 15-minute version of Hearshakes, full of improvisation, and character development and sweeping phrasework. Rehearsal Director and Sound Designer, kira shina, used their voices to develop the original sound score. Some of that you will hear within this expanded version of Heartshakes! This group of collaborators made this production possible. I learned just how Heartshakes become the vibrations that bring us back into sensation by being in process with these vibrant artists. I offer them my most sincere gratitude!

Heartshakes was made possible in part through an Artist Residency at University of the Arts. A huge thank you to Donna Faye Burchfield, Jen McGinn, Cameron Childs and Martha Chamberlain.

Our Donors

Thank you...

Kathryn Van Yahres

John Yankanich

Kel Surgalski

Donna Faye Burchfield

Marie Brown

Danielle Currica

Fallon Gannon

Jennifer Hancock

Jesse Zaritt

Lu Donovan

James Gillespie

Erin Keleher

Lori Lahnemann

Molly Mullahy

Shayla-Vie Jenkins

Karen Berry

Carole Hozvicka-Ellis

Jamie Erin Murphy

Kathy and James Murphy

Katie Swords-Thurman

Annie Wilson

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