Conceived and Directed by Meredith L. King, Devised by Meredith L. King & Ensemble
Saturated Fat is an original theatrical spectacle inspired by real-life experiences, as shared through the Twitter-verse, exploring fatness, connection and visibility. Designed as a moving ‘zine, Saturated Fat uses sound, movement and story to remix and rethink what it means to own, claim, and find power in a fat body.
Saturated Fat was originally developed as part of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2017 Entry Point series and later in 2017, traveled to Detroit to present at the Allied Media Conference Abundant Bodies Network Gathering. In 2018, Saturated Fat was funded in part by a grant from NOLOSE (www.nolose.org), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and supported by project partner GENERATION+ to bring the production back to Northeast Ohio.
Mixed Media Shows
Interdisciplinary work created as an artist with Maelstrom Collaborative Arts.
The Shadow Self
Bricolage, 2018 at Maelstrom Collaborative Arts. Physical and video installation created via a collaboration with digital illustrator Jes Mellen. Sound, Original Music, Lyrics and Story created by Meredith L. King.
Pearls of Songdom
Short Form 2018 at Maelstrom Collaborative Arts. Original music and theatrical performance created by Meredith L. King. Performed by Meredith L. King and Courtney D. Love. (Lo-fi, cheeky funk music and theatrical performance.)
Mapping a Love Song
Bricolage 2019 at Maelstrom Collaborative Arts. Sound, word and movement piece created via a collaboration with textile and movement artist Elaine Hulihen. Music, Original song and lyrics, sound arrangement by Meredith L. King.
When They Took My Grandmother
Written and Directed by Meredith L. KIng
With original music by Meredith L. King
While an African American girl navigates strange dreams, and new information about her family history, a Latinx girl navigates life before during and after the detention of her undocumented grandmother. Two girls in two very different times and places find themselves brought together by an ancestral force that reminds them that their struggles really aren't as different as they think.
Originally presented at Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station Hope 2019.
Directed by Meredith L. King
Created by Meredith L. King, Mallori B. King and Shannon Ashley Sharkey.
What is the cost of hiding, acquiescing to silence and not honoring our full selves, even if doing so keeps us safe in the short term? Under/Stand is a short ensemble devised choreopoem created by African American women inspired by the literal and metaphorical idea of going underground. What do we lose when we have to hide in order to be socially safe? And what do we gain when people truly see us for who we are?