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Righteous Exploitsby Margaret Noble & Justin Hudnall
"Righteous Exploits is the 100 year-long true story of a family rising out of and returning to poverty over the course of 3 generations. Dust Bowl-era activist heroine Helen Hosmer fought against the exploitation of agrarian workers in the face of persecution by McCarthy's FBI, but her own family's dissolution undermined the very ideals she championed. Told through a combination of live audio/visual multimedia and performance art, Margaret Noble pulls audiences through a time warp of cultural mishaps that reveal just how dirty the good fight can get when morality competes with survival, and civic duty undermines family. Written by Margaret Noble and Justin Hudnall and directed by Lisa Berger."
Born in Texas and raised in San Diego, Margaret Noble’s artwork has been exhibited across the United States and abroad in Europe and Australia. Noble’s art has been featured on PBS and positively reviewed in Art Ltd Magazine,the San Diego Union Tribune, and San Francisco Weekly. She holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego and an MFA in Sound Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Noble has been awarded the International Governor’s Grant (2007), the Hayward Prize (2007), the Microsoft Global Educator Award for Arts and Mathematics (2011) and the Creative Catalyst Fellowship (2012). Noble’s artistic residencies include the MAK Museum in Vienna and at the Salzburg Academy of Fine Art. Her recent solo exhibition, 44th and Landis was featured at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. For more information about the artist, please visit her WEBSITE.
Justin HudnallJustin Hudnall holds a BFA from New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts, by way of the Department of Dramatic Writing. His graduating year coincided with September 11th, which heavily influenced both his writing and his adoption of a career in international humanitarian aide, serving with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as an emergency operations officer in New York and Southern Sudan. Currently, he serves as the Executive Director of So Say We All, a San Diego based non-profit arts collective which provides opportunities for expression and arts education to populations without access. In 2012 he was selected as a San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Fellow and recipient of the Rising Arts Leader Award. His plays have been performed off-broadway at The Atlantic Theater and Director’s Club, as well as several national regional theaters. His prose has been published by The Quotable, Citybeat, Voice of San Diego, Pinchback Press, Naughty American, The Huffington Post, Heinemann Press, and other alt. journalism and literary titles. He is the recipient of the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst Fellowship and the Rising Arts Leader award. For more infrmation on this artists please visit his WEBSITE. /
Lisa Berger: MFA, has taught for such organizations as The Metropolitan Opera, Theatre for a New Audience, Broadway's The Lion King and the La Jolla Playhouse. She currently teaches at Grossmont College, Mira Costa College, San Diego City College and at New Villarge Arts. San Diego directing credits include Things We Want (New Village Arts), Killer Joe (Compass Theatre: Patte Award), Miss Julie and The Corpse Bride (Stone Soup), ANON(ymous) and Crimes of the Heart (Canyon Crest Academy), Buried Child (UCSD), The Long Christmas Ride Home (Patte Award) and Looking for Normal (Diversionary Theatre), Handbag (AASD), The Pirates of Penzance (Lyric Opera Academy), and Islands of Repair (NYC Fringe).
Margaret Noble, April 13, 7:30 PM, Live Arts Fest