Margaret Laurena Kemp

Margaret Laurena Kemp

Margaret Laurena Kemp is a multi-disciplinary performing artist and theatre educator, investigating authorship and spatial politics through performance.

Recently she has performed in Northern California's The Montalvo Arts Center and B Street Theatre. She was recently awarded at 2017 performance residencies at The Headlands (USA). within her performance practice, Kemp is interested in questioning how systems of scientific and social engineering manipulate voice, breath, flesh, communities and the natural world. She is a native of Dorchester, Massachusetts and currently resides in Davis, California. Kemp has performed nationally and internationally at such venues as Beyond Baroque Arts Center (Los Angeles, California); The Magnet Theatre (Cape Town, South Africa); Theatre of Changes (Athens, Greece); La Mama Theatre (Melbourne, Australia); and Red Pear Theatre (Antibes, France). Recent film releases include "Dark Rite" (2016) and a critically acclaimed starring role in the film "Children of God"


IN RESIDENCE 2017

Kemp is currently exploring the sounds and choreography of trees, dirt, water, human utternaces and embodied movement to summon echoes of ancestors and descendants to explore the realtionship between civil rights and first peoples water craft as indigenous arts.