Feb. 13-14: TOUGH LOVE: 10 Easy Pieces

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TOUGH LOVE: 10 Easy Pieces

February 13 and 14
4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

Created and Directed by PHCA Artist-in-Residence Lauren Simpson
Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/96543

Featuring performances and video art by Lauren Simpson, Michelle Ellsworth, Gabriel Todd, Cortney Mc Guire, and Charlie Dando.

With additional collaborators and performers: Sarah Bowers, Amy Dillahunty, Katie Key, Esmerelda Kundanis-Grow, Josselyn Levinson, Lyndia McGauhey, Cortney Mc Guire, Julie Murphy, Elizabeth Simpson, Jadd Tank, Gabriel Todd, Maryellen Wolf, and musician Nat Kundanis-Grow.

An Extraordinary Valentine’s Day event full of stuffed animals, blind dates, weddings, microwaves, funerals, ken dolls, violins and sword fights, Tough Love roams the Meatpacking District and crawls into the hidden crevices of the PHCA theater exploring the bright, dark, hilarious, hopeful, disgusting sides of LOVE.

Pre-sale: $12/$10 (Regular/student)
At the door: $14/$12
Pre-sale tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/96543

Artist Bio:  Lauren Simpson is an M.F.A. Candidate in Dance at the University of Colorado-Boulder.  She focuses on arts in education, Contact Improvisation, and choreography.  She teaches at Girls Inc.-Denver and at CU-Boulder.  Lauren has presented her work in Minneapolis, Washington D.C., New York City, and Madison, WI.   She was an artist-in-residence at the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange Summer Institute and a founding member of the dance collective, RAW-Ready at Will, in Minneapolis.  Lauren has presented her dance scholarship at conferences around the country.  She likes to make dances about the dances that are already happening and love.  She holds a B.A. from Carleton College.

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