The Presidensity Project (2017) Melissa Birch
Fundraiser for Springboard for the Arts

Melissa raising money for Springboard for the Arts

The Presidensity Project is a 4 Year Residency/Research Lab, facilitated and directed by Melissa Birch

Your generous support is needed to fund this 4 year project! The first (2017) segment of The Presidensity Project is a series of immersive performance laboratories, taught/facilitated by director Melissa Birch.

This new research centers on happenings on or around November 9, 2016, up to and through the current day. There are many ways to help fund this research - under Donate. Your donation is tax-deductible.

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Interdisciplinary artists who investigate their own practice of performance, visual art, choreography, music, puppetry, etc. 

As a Sponsor, you'll receive invitations to participate in research, event creation, and other subscriber perks.


The Presidensity Project supports and facilitates the development of personal and collective creative expressions, and crafts proposals for transforming those expressions into community, action and connection. 

We achieve this by identifying and employing antidotal performance methodologies, for example. (It's a secret sauce).

Since 2013, Artistic Director Melissa Birch been formally examining the link between social subsets and creativity in studio environments (performance training) and in live productions (shows). She's been testing the theory that social systems naturally orient toward higher functioning capabilities in order to evolve and grow— and it's been working. They do.


— You Were Once Wild Here, 2016, Director, 2016 BareBones Outdoor Puppet Extravaganza
— Who Moved My Child, 2016, Director/Playwright/Performer, presented by Right Here Showcase
— Flying Nuns, 2013-14, Director/Performer, Minneapolis venues
— Post Post, 2013, Director/Performer, presented by Bedlam Theatre/10 Minute Play Festival 
— War Queer Peace Solo, 2011-12, Performer, Minnesota + Colorado venues; Berlin, Ponderosa Artist-In-Residence
— Places, 2010, Playwright/Director, presented by Workhorse/Soap Factory
— Undying Regrets for the Future, 2009, Director/Performer, presented by Open Eye Figure Theater/New Works-In-Progress

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