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Mugwumpin is an award-winning San Francisco theater and performance company, part of a wave of young American companies who are expanding the artform by questioning the primacy of text and narrative in theater and playfully transgressing received notions of the audience-performer relationship.

Natalie Greene (she/her/hers) is a multidisciplinary performing artist who has been working in the Bay Area since 2003, and has served as Mugwumpin’s Artistic Director since 2016. Her choreography and intimacy work have appeared at the Aurora Theater, Alcatraz Island, Danspace (NYC), DiMenna Center (NYC), as well as in schools, senior centers, and non-traditional performance locations throughout the Bay Area. She has been on faculty at University of San Francisco, San Francisco State University, ODC School, and is currently School Programs Manager at the American Conservatory Theater.

Michelle Talgarow (she/her/hers) is a Kalmyk/Filipina theatre maker in the Bay Area for over 25 years. She is a proud member of Mugwumpin, a performance collective in San Francisco. She is also a member of the artistic company of Shotgun Players (Berkeley) where she co-coordinates The Champagne Staged Reading Series. She recently became a member of the all AAPI theatre collective Ferocious Lotus. Michelle is currently an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco.

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This year at Prelude, we are trying out

chain curating!


was invited by curator

James Hooker

and forms a part of

Chain 4


Excerpts from Mugwumpin's recent work (LUSTER and In Event of Moon Disaster)

Monday, 25 October 2021

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Excerpts from Mugwumpin's recent work (LUSTER and In Event of Moon Disaster)

Explore two previous projects by Mugwumpin


Stephanie DeMott, Natalie Greene, Michael Mohammed, Maryam Rostami, Michelle Talgarow, Christopher W. White, Pak Han, Theodore Hulsker, Katherine Bickford, Sig Hafstrom, Sienna Williams, Stephanie DeMott, Erin Mei-Ling Stuart, Isa Musni, Nayeli Rodriguez, Soren Santos, Don Wood, Christine Young, Christine Crook, Alice Ruiz, Ray Oppenheimer, Wolfgang Lancelot Wachalovsky, Darl Andrew Packard, Kal Domici, Allie Khori, Paige Hart, Leighland Hooks, Rebecca Capper, Maria Kosta


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 4

Thursday, 28 October 2021

12pm ET


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 4

In conversation with artists and curators across the US that comprise the fourth chain in our chain curation programming this year.


Sherrine Azab, Jake Hooker, Benjamin Camp from Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, Natalie Greene from Mugwumpin, Adil Mansoor and Paul Kruse from Hatch Arts Collective, Carra Martinez, Indee Mitchell from LOUD Theater

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