is a Maryland-raised artist working in music, theater, and performance. Their research is concerned with historical absurdities, manufactured scarcities, and contrary negritudes. Recent projects include SLAMDANCE (Performing Garage, The Kitchen), Until Other Times (JACK), and Sorry John Henry the song has no end (developed in residency at Hubbard Hall, Baryshnikov Arts Center, and Wake Forest University). As a sound artist, they have created scores for live performance and sculpture works by Christopher Myers, Kaneza Schaal, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Joie Lee, James Gibbel, and Kamal Nassif. Ian co-sound designed and performed in KLII (Walker Art Center, REDCAT, Chelsea Factory). As an associate stage director for opera, they have presented work with Lincoln Center, The American Repertory Theater, The Metropolitan Museum, Detroit Opera, Spoleto Festival USA, LA Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Carolina Performing Arts.


photo by Olivia Slaughter