(Director) As both theater director and performer, Pearl collaborates with writers, musicians, and visual artists on new plays and site specific performance events. Recent projects with nine year collaborator Lisa D’Amour range from LIMO, an indoor performance installation in a corporate atrium (Performance on 42nd Series/Whitney Museum of Art at Altria), to their self produced Nita & Zita (Village Voice OBIE Award, 2003), to LandMARK, an outdoor 24 long interactive art event at the Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis (the same bridge that Cyrus and Dan are building during THE CATARACT). Other recent directing credits include Sheila Callaghan’s Crumble /Lay me down, Justin Timberlake (Clubbed Thumb @ the Ohio), Steve Moore’s Nightswim (State Theater, Austin TX), and Sally Oswald’s The Painful Adventures (Labapalooza Puppet Lab @ St. Ann’s Warehouse).
Pearl has developed work with writers at the Playwright’s Center (MN), New Dramatists and Soho Rep (NY), and University of Texas/Austin. She has led workshops at Amherst College/ Ko Performance Festival, Dartmouth College and Brown University (with D’Amour), Shonto Prep/ Navajo Nation, and taught classes for the Long Wharf and Hangar Theaters. She is an alumnus of the Drama League of New York (directing fellow, 2000) and a Roothbert Fellow, 2004. Pearl is a proud member of Physical Plant Theater of Austin TX, and continues to be part of both the Austin and NYC theater communities while intermittently pursuing a graduate degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.