Courtney Surmanek            


I think a lot about connection, lineage, and roots. This is a small way of acknowledging people and organizations that have influenced my aesthetics, ethics, and values. It is incomplete. I honor: Alison Fleminger, Arts for Art and the Vision FestivalBaba IsraelBob Leonard, Center for Artistic ActivismDouble Edge Theatre, George Emilio SanchezHemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics, InnerCity Projects, Institute for Community Action at Gibney DanceJo Wood-Brown, Kathy EngelMariana Sofía Lima, Matt Pasca, Miriam ParkerThe Performance Project at University Settlement, Nancy AgabianStreaks of Lavender (Brittani Banks, iemi, María José, Rachel Kara Pérez, al valentín, Jack York), Salomé Egas, Terri Muuss, Ting Li, Vaimoana Niumeitolu, and Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks.