Meet Diana Oh

Diana Oh

Diana Oh performs for All Together Now on June 25th.

Diana Oh is an Actor, Singer-Songwriter and Theatremaker, She is a Radical Diva Finalist and the Creator and Performer of the internationally acclaimed {my lingerie play}: 10 Underground Performance Installations in my lingerie staged in an effort to provide a saner, safer, more respectful world for women to live in featured in People Magazine, The Huffington Post, Upworthy and Marie Claire Netherlands. Her {my lingerie play} installation series culminates into an 80 minute concert-play of her own lingerie collection and her original music titled {my lingerie play}: Installation 9/10: THE FINAL INSTALLATION. She’s been featured in People and Upworthy calls her “badass.” As a singer/songwriter that performs internationally, she has two other solo concert-plays: Diana Oh is GOING ROGUE and the rock show, The Sister Rosettas (both with terraNOVA Collective). She will next be seen in Cherry’s Lane’s Mentor Project for Christopher Gabriel Nunez’s The Surgeon and Her Daughters mentored by Rajiv Joseph and Baby No More Times at The Knitting Factory. Other acting credits include Chimerica (Studio Theatre D.C., U.S. Premiere), How to be Single (New Line Cinema), On Sex and Love (BBC), Hey Yun (Wifey TV, Janet Mock NBC feature), Magic Trick (HERE), Judith Malina’s History of the World (The Living Theatre), Rob Askins’ PS Jones… (terraNOVA), Metro Cards (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Foreplay Play, Mrs. Mayfields… (Caps Lock), Frankenstein Upstairs (Gideon Productions, NYIT Nomination for Outstanding Actress), Donkey Punch (Ivy Theatre, NYIT Nomination for Outstanding Actress) Me and Lizzie (Film Treason), New York is Dead (Better Werk). MFA, NYU Musical Theatre Writing (Thropp Fellow). Smith, NTI, and LAMDA alum. A NYTN Person of the Year, Radical Diva Finalist, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Last Call committee member and band member of the U.S. Open with Shawn Randall, Bobby Moreno, Steve Boyer, Jeff Biehl, and William Jackson Harper.

Q&A with Diana Oh:

Q: What do you want the audience to get out of this show?

A: “Damn, I feel good–so good that I could eat a car right now.” That’s how it felt like when I first fell in love–I felt like I could eat a car.

Q: Tell us about a mentor or idol who has affected your work.
A: Kathleen Hanna gives no fucks if you don’t agree with her but she wants you to get out of her way–I like that.

Q: What’s your favorite thing about the Boston art scene?
A: Boston is where I did my best nights out dancing to live music. My best friend from college and my first ex is from there — Boston = a lot of life for me.

Artist quote: “Over time, one thing I’ve learned about myself as an artist is: when you’re the best version of yourself, it helps other people be the best version of themselves.”

Meet Hye Yun Park

Hye Yun Park

Hye Yun Park performs for All Together Now on June 25th.

Hye Yun is an writer, performer, filmmaker based in New York. She is Janet Mock’s newest obsession and one of 12 Emerging Feminist Game-Changers in Media, Journalism & the Arts. Her award winning web series HEY YUN, which she writes, directs and stars in, premiered its first season November 2013 to a welcoming crowd. The first episode was invited to American Cinematheque’s  9th Annual Focus on Female Directors screening, the LA Web Fest and it won the Audience Choice Awards at the Boxed Wine Film Festival and Indie Works. Season 2 premiered on Wifey TV.  FIRST KISS NYC, a viral video she made has been written up by the Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK and many more. When not making films, she is prancing around town taking pictures of toys, clowning around or acting in other people’s films. She hails from the salty seas of Busan, South Korea.

Artist quotes:

“What drives me to create is all the poisonous sh*t that happens in my life, which I can turn into golden nuggets of art.”
“I like to brew on things that stick with me — like a slow cooked soup. And through the brewing, I grow and my stories grow.”

Meet Crichton Atkinson

Crichton Atkinson

Chrichton Atkinson performed in the first All Together Now on April 23rd.

Crichton Atkinson :: Performance Art + Video :: NYC
Crichton Atkinson director and performer.  Her work has been shown in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Pittsburg, Santa Fe, Shanghai and London.  Her video work has been exhibited at the AC Institute in Chelsea, Apparition or Illumination: Video Art from the Underground and Composing the Tinnitus Suites: 2014 at Nothing Space, Bushwick, NY; Crush the Serpent at The Tea Factory in Bushwick, NY; N2NM: Exchange in Santa Fe, NM; Space Witch, Bushwick, NY; It Is What It Is, 331 Gallery, Beacon NY.  She has performed in The Golfing Party of Brancusi, Satie, & John Quinn at Dia:Beacon, The Missing Book of Spurs by Marianne Vitale for Performa 13; at the New Museum she was in Spartacus Chetwynd: Home Made Tasers; Bona Park’s The box in the plastic bag (la boîte-en-sac plastique) New York version (2012); and Positions: An Action by Public Movement which was part of Performa11.  Atkinson has participated in films- songwriting for Dave Boyel’s Man from Reno, acting in Matthew Barney’s River of Fundament, staring in Joel Clark’s Xmas in July, and writing and appearing in Ben Popik’s The Exquisite Corpse Project.  Atkinson has directed Oedipus after Colonus at HERE and the Byrdcliffe, and NARRATOR at The Paradise Factory with funding from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.  With Dangerous Ground Productions Atkinson assistant directed The Distance from Here, The Madness of Day, and produced Last Tango in Paris at the Paradise Factory.  She performed in Beware of a Holy Whore and was production manager for John Cassavetes Husbands at The Public Theaters Under the Radar Festival, the production was called interesting to think about by the New York Times.  Atkinson is a freelance museum educator at Dia:Beacon and the New Museum. She is the Founding Director of Nothing Space, where she curated De-Script, Shadow Sign: Dance/Performance, Apparition or Illumination: Video Art from the Underground, and Sketches: Propositions and Potentials.


Artist Statements:

“The way I communicate as an artist is a like a waterfall- it’s thick, heavy, unyielding, and all at once, but inside that risk-taking the audience can feel transported and slightly massaged. I want to trade the audience their time for transformation. Like a waterfall I want to refresh you and kind of freak you out.”

“Our body is 60% water, but let’s say for the sake of poetry that it’s 60% art. We don’t define our bodies by this 60% because it is inside everything, but like recognizes like. The art you exhibit when you do well at your day job, the art in you that cooks a good meal, recognizes art when it crashes down and suffocates your ease and wakes you up. Art says the secret name of that 60% in each of us. When something feels powerful and honest, really strange, and awkwardly intentional, we know from that 60% in us all that we are more alive in that moment than others.”