NPR FEATURE

NPR's Jeff Lunden interviewed Only Child Aerial Theatre's Nicki Miller and Kendall Rileigh along with Circus Now's Adam Woolley and Rauli Kosonen of Finland's Race Horse Company on the growing contemporary circus scene in America. Hear the segment here.

AERIAL DIRECTING HETTY FEATHER

Kendall is excited to be aerial director for Delaware Theatre Company's Hetty Feather, directed by Bud Martin, which runs April 19-May 14, 2017. Jacqueline Wilson's best-selling novel comes to life on stage as Hetty, a feisty young orphan with an intrepid imagination, embarks on an adventure to find her true home. Infused with live music and daring aerial feats, this new musical is perfect for the whole family.  http://www.delawaretheatre.org/hetty-feather



ASYLUM IN CIRCUS NOW AT SKIRBALL CENTER

Only Child Aerial Theatre's ASYLUM is part of Circus Now's International Contemporary Circus Exposure on March 3, 2017 at 8pm at NYU Skirball Center. Described as "extremely imaginative" (Raleigh News & Observer) and "haunting" (Independent Weekly), ASYLUM unearths the forgotten lives of patients and employees in a state mental institution shuttered in the 1970s. Six multi-skilled performers balance poetic storytelling with aerial acrobatics, live music, projection, and shadow work. An original song by Sophie B. Hawkins echoes throughout this heightened theatrical world. Kendall is a co-author, co-choreographer, and performer in ASYLUM. Click here for tickets.

NEW VICTORY LABWORKS

Only Child Aerial Theatre enters the next phase of workshopping aerial theatre piece Story Hour, authored by Nicki Miller and Kendall Rileigh in collaboration with the Only Child ensemble. Story Hour is currently being developed as part of the 2016/2017 New Victory LabWorks at The New Victory Theatre in New York City. https://www.newvictory.org/labworks



AERIAL CHOREOGRAPHING AND PERFORMING IN MEXICO

Kendall joins Yonder Window, Inc as aerial choreographer and performer in The Dream Project in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico January-February 2017. Katie McHugh directs this trilingual devised aerial theatre piece inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream with an ensemble from Mexico, Canada, and the US. Performances are February 4 & 5 at MuV Arte in San Miguel. http://yonderwindow.co

THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT

Kendall is thrilled to perform in a new version of the musical The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (book by Allan Knee and music/lyrics by Andre Catrini) at the Workshop Theatre. Directed by Thomas Cote, the production runs December 1-18, 2016. www.workshoptheater.org



UPROAR

Only Child Aerial Theatre is hosting a 1920s benefit performance party at The Muse Brooklyn on November 18, 2016! Kendall is performing alongside a fantastic lineup of aerial, acrobatic, and musical performers: Nicki Miller, Sloan Bradford, Ayla Weisz, Samantha Sterman, David King, Kelly Cooper, Shannon Sollars, Elizabeth Munn, Paul Hawxhurst, Dan Dauchy, John McGrew, Ben Lieberman, and Ashni.

AERIAL CHOREOGRAPHY RESIDENCY IN IRELAND

Kendall is thrilled to be one of 6 choreographers selected worldwide to be in residence at Firkin Crane in Cork, Ireland in 2016. Using James Joyce as inspiration and source material, she will continue her investigation of how aerial and acrobatic work can heighten and drive narrative theatre. She will show her work with fellow resident Maire Dee on August 19, 2016 at 1pm at Firkin Crane.



TRENCHES TOUR

Kendall is excited to go on the road in July 2016 with Constellation Moving Company's Trenches, an aerial theatre piece set in WWI England that explores the physical and psychological impact of war on daily life and the body. Written and directed by Scott Combs, the show also features Summer Lacy, Maia Ramnath, Kendall Rileigh, and Craig Whitehouse. Kendall will perform on the rope and single point trapeze. See the trailer here.

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