Current Projects

Below are performances and workshops that are currently being facilitated, exhibited, mulled over and expanded upon.

O Motherland!


Birds, rivers, city streets and tigers make up the landscape in this image-based show that helps us realize that you don't really know where you are until you step away for a minute. Developed from lyrics in songs played live by the Bangla School of Music and set against shadow puppet narratives by Carrie Morris Arts Production, this performance is appropriate for all ages.


The Outdoor Summer Series is part of the Carpenter Exchange, a series of arts programs along Carpenter Street dedicated to neighborhood stabilization and generously funded through the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town grant program.

The Firefighter Project/Ten Lands

Conceived and directed by Carrie Morris.

Developed in collaboration with (and featuring interviews by): Sargent John Sarafinski, Lieutenant Cameron Pichan, Chief Steve Johnson and Firefighter Desmond Orr.


Puppets designed by Seth Shaffer, with production by Seth Shaffer & Carrie Morris. Set design by Sarah Pearline, costumes by Rosie Sharp.


A work in progress of this piece was presented in October 2014 at the PuppetLAB Series. Through generous support from the Knight Foundation's Art Challenge Detroit and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Minigrant Program as administered by the City of Detroit Recreation Department, a full version will be presented in 2017 as part of CMAP's Living Room Series programming.

The Performance Laboratory - Holiday edition, Friday December 4th, 8pm

Since 2010 the Performance Lab has been providing a forum for Detroit's performing artists to exhibit their ideas about what performance is and what it can be in short, 10-minute or less scenes that to date have featured over 70 new works by almost 50 artists. Please join us for this special HOLIDAY EDITION Performance Lab edition that will knock your stockings off.The Performance Laboratory is an interdisciplinary performance series co-curated by Carrie Morris & Emilia Javanica that investigates the dynamics of what live performance is and what it can be.


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The Detroit Teen Video Project (Spring 2016)

The DTVP is a free digital media workshop that gives Detroit teens support to make their own films. Through the workshop participants learn about storytelling, collaborating, building job skills and networking. They see and share how local knowledge can be universal. In Spring of 2016 with support from University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art & Design, the DTVP will be in residence at the Brightmoor Maker Space. The theme of the workshop is "what does home look like to you?"