Felicia Holman is a native Chicagoan and, by trade, a certified personal trainer with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. However her lifelong affinity for performance and expression have helped sustain her prolific artistry.
Felicia is also co-founder of two Chicago-based women’s performance collectives: Thick Routes Performance Collage (“TRPC”;c. 2001) and Honey Pot Performance (“HPP”; c. 2009). Credits include ‘Bag Ladies:Carrying A Diaspora Colored Black’(2001), ‘On My Table’(2002), ‘Race Travels’ (2004),‘Househedz’ (2007), ‘The Ladies Ring Shout’ (2011) and ‘Price Point’(2012) .
Venues include Links Hall (Chicago, IL), Northwestern University (Evanston, IL), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC), Collaboraction (Chicago, IL), Outer Space (Chicago, IL), Experimental Station (Chicago, IL) and Defibrillator (Chicago, IL).
Felicia’s fundamental artistic process consists of deep reflection, play, collaboration and experimentation. With both TRPC and HPP, Felicia has enjoyed crafting evocative interdisciplinary performances that explore such notions as quality of life, gender, social justice and history.
“Price Point is aptly named- the price that you pay for the point of the production is a relative measure of your own understanding and experience of economy and society against the show’s melodically intertwined stories, monologues, poems, media and all points in between. The show is punctuated by definitions of economic terms that become open portals through which the explorations of our financial and cultural climate take place. You can’t pin down the attitudes or emotions…
*This post was originally published by Felicia Holman (co-founder, Honey Pot Performance) on Collaboraction's blog for the 2013 Sketchbook performance festival in Chicago, IL. Here we get an inside look about the process and importance of making their latest work,"Price Point".*
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