Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes is the blog (or, digital journal) of Honey Pot Performance. Discover the essays/articles/poetry/music/art/history and research that inform HPP’s public performances and private conversations. Support independent performance….join the HPP “hive” today! Subscribe to/follow ‘Sticky Notes’ and don’t forget: sharing IS caring, y’all…

HPP featured in Oral History Project about Female Artists in Chicago

Elisa Shoenberger is currently working on It Will Keep Your Heart Alive, an oral history project about female and female-identified artists in Chicago. Since July 2014, Elisa has been interviewing artists from a variety of fields including visual art, performance art, literature, and music. In conjunction with this project, she has produced an 8 minute […]

Introducing HPP’s Advisory Board!

                                                              From top left to bottom right: Aymar Jean Christian | Allison Glenn | Stacey Gibson | Olivia Junell | David Stovall | Larissa Johnson […]

HPP’s 3AP campaign to support Ma(s)king Her launches!

  Ma(s)king Her is an AfroSurrealist dance theater work centered on women of color as empowered future beings, countering a real life narrative where their presence is often subjugated to silence and/or invisibility. Honey Pot Performance (HPP), our creative collaborative of women artists, has been developing this project over the past year using a unique, […]

\Shift\ 2016

HPP’s first annual gala benefit \Shift\ February 27 2016 Stony Island Arts Bank Buy Tickets!

HPP Receives Propeller Fund Pilot Studio Residency 2015-2016 Award

Propeller Fund is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Pilot Program residents, Floating Museum and Honey Pot Performance. The Pilot Program residency at Mana Contemporary provides ongoing support to Propeller grantees by awarding two free studio spaces to former grantees for a year for the incubation of new projects. The Propeller Fund production and exhibition space […]

Juke, Cry, Hand, Clap: Remembering Chicago’s House Culture

*All photos & video by Michael Sullivan (On The Real Film).* What an amazing run!—HUGE thanks to everyone who attended our 2-week world premiere of JUKE CRY HAND CLAP: A People’s History of House & Chicago Social Practice at High Concept Laboratories. The Juke Joint (our immersive set/installation) was jumpin’ with performances, discussions, workshops and –from […]

Honey Pot’s Weekend in KCMO (PHOTOS)

Happy New Year, y’all! We ladies of Honey Pot Performance hope you enjoyed the last few weeks of 2013 and are staying warm & cozy. As we begin this exciting new year, we wanted to say ‘Thank You’ and reflect on the last year (particularly, the last 6 months). As many of you know, 2013 was an […]

HPP Selected for 2014 Residency at High Concept Laboratories

Awwwwwwww YEAH!!….. It gives us great pleasure to finally announce the following: HPP and our new work-in-progress ‘Juke Cry Hand Clap‘ has officially been chosen for one of the artist residencies at High Concept Laboratories for their Winter 2014 cycle (Jan.1 – Apr.15)! We had our first meeting/walk-through at HCL’s new home, within Pilsen’s Mana […]

Honey Pot Performance in Kansas City exhibition We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay

Honey Pot Performance is excited to be part of We’ll Make Out Better Than Okay presented by the Charlotte Street Foundation, an exhibition of contemporary artworks that address everyday and street-level concerns of the economic recession (unemployment, debt, corporate greed, minimum wage rates, and more) with playfulness, aplomb, and an often bleak sense of humor. Financial lack, […]

HPP Receives 2013 ‘Radical Diva’ Grant from Clump

WooHOOO! We are truly grateful to Colin Self and CLUMP (NYC) for announcing Honey Pot Performance as the 2013 recipient of their bi-annual SOCIAL ADVOCACY ARTIST GRANT! Our submission was made possible by friend of HPP and dynamic young curator, Danny Orendorff, who entered a submission on HPP’s behalf in order to help fund our […]

Price Point at Rumble Arts: Cancellation Notice

ATTN: Family, friends & supporters of Honey Pot Performance We truly regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our collective control, we must cancel this weekend’s run of ‘Price Point’ at Rumble Arts Center (Friday, Oct.11- Sunday, Oct.13). Again, unfortunate circumstances beyond the control of both HPP & Rumble Arts Center mandate the […]

Viva HPP! Our 2013-2014 fundraising drive continues!

So, we have birthed our baby….HPP’s new website. Join the hive and be part of an evolving conversation about the value of performance as communication and empowerment. Check back regularly for our critical thoughts on creativity, culture and society as Felicia, Abra, Aisha, and Meida take turns bringing you the HPP spin on things. Our […]

30-day “Stick With Honey Pot!” Fundraising Campaign

Hey friends & fam!…Honey Pot Performance has just launched our 1st crowdsourcing campaign on! A 30-day fundraiser for our 2013/2014 season called “Stick With Honey Pot!” There are 6 contributor levels and awesome perks to choose from, so give what you can & spread the word WIDELY! Thanks for the continued love & support….stick […]

The ‘Price Point’ Effect: Reflections from Sketchbook 13

Wow! What an amazing run we had at Sketchbook 13 last month! After 10 shows on Collaboraction’s Pentagon stage, we performed our closing matinee of ‘Price Point’ in front of a FULL house and received a standing ovation! Here’s a sample of the feedback from our wonderfully engaged Sketchbook 13 audience: “Great performance! These amazing […]

‘Price Point’ Video #1

An excerpt from Price Point/Scene 3 (“The Impossible Cycle”). Here, we gather at the site of many intense economic decisions—the kitchen table—and build a polyrhythm loaded with frustration & catharsis.

More Audience Reviews for ‘Price Point’

As we prepare for the 2nd weekend of ‘Price Point’ in the SKETCHBOOK 13 performance festival, here’s some audience feedback we received from last weekend: “That was wonderful. You were like one breath, different registers…Excellent.” –Khadijah Kysia;Wellness Practitioner “Ohhh My Goodness, I went to church at 12pm today. Church was the Honey Pot Performance, PRICE […]

‘Price Point’ Pictures from Sketchbook 13

Photos courtesy of Collaboraction for SKETCHBOOK 13

Review: 1st preview of ‘Price Point’ at SKETCHBOOK 13

“Price Point is aptly named- the price that you pay for the point of the production is a relative measure of your own understanding and experience of economy and society against the show’s melodically intertwined stories, monologues, poems, media and all points in between. The show is punctuated by definitions of economic terms that become […]

13th Annual SKETCHBOOK Festival: Destination

Promo for SKETCHBOOK 13 performance festival (June 5-30, 2013; Chicago, IL). Here, Felicia Holman discusses ‘Price Point’ with festival director Anthony Moseley. SKETCHBOOK is Collaboraction at its best: breaking down the walls that divide theater, music, visual art, video, and the internet. Selected from hundreds of submissions, SKETCHBOOK once again brings together the collective talents […]

Extended Crisis Mode: The Making of ‘Price Point’

**This Behind-The-Scenes post was originally Published on Collaboraction.ORG For THE 13TH ANNUAL SKETCHBOOK performance festival.** A third statement in the series comes from Felicia Holman, the co-founder of Honey Pot Performance who devised “Price Point” which is the sole destination on our Green line in this years’ festival.  Here we get an inside look as […]

Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes is the blog (or, digital journal) of Honey Pot Performance.

Taylor & Francis Online :: Navigating the Cultural Marketplace: Negotiating the Folk in Trinidadian Performance – Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies –

New essay from Meida McNeal : Taylor & Francis Online :: Navigating the Cultural Marketplace: Negotiating the Folk in Trinidadian Performance – Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies –.

“Sweet Goddess Project”

Original article on The Sweet Goddess Project (premiered at Experimental Station, November, 2011) is a multi-media dance theater work exploring women’s experiences in Chicago House music and dance culture through movement, music, personal stories and spoken word. Physicality ranging from rigorous, high-energy to deeply sensual and internal is performed against a background of House music […]

House music’s sweet goddesses

Original article on Chicago Tribune As with most things house music-related, “The Sweet Goddess Project,” a look at the female experience in house music culture, will be filled with high-voltage dance, but also with spoken word and storytelling, accompanied by house music DJ Jo de Presser. Artistic director Meida McNeal’s multimedia piece will also look at house […]