Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2019-20

(New York, NY)Alice Klugherz

Project Description

Chaos - a work in progress about a life in process, is a solo with text, dance and voiceovers. Alice realizes that at 64, life has started without her — and if she could just catch up! To-do lists, technology frustration and boomer memories are interrupted by dance breaks and the voices of her parents. "My mother called us home with a bell - we ran through the neighbors yards never crossing a street. Now I stare into the computer with the wrong password and no one to yell at"; Marley's Ghost and wonderland's rabbit add to Alice’s fierce funny predicament


Alice Klugherz has been performing her docu/whimsy all-talking, some-moving-parts since 1988. Her pieces about aging, men, depression and #metoo have been seen in PS 122’s Avant-Garde-Arama, as part of Performance Mix, Dixon Place, and at other NYC venues. Her latest full evenings of work were Natural Selection, and DePression Pink, both performed at University Settlement and supported by LMCC’s Creative Engagement Grants. She also received an Independent Challenge Grant from The Field and a Public Imaginations Grant from Dance Theatre Workshop. Alice is a regular reader at Pangea’s Monologues and Madness and writes theatre and dance reviews for Front Row Center and the Dance Enthusiast. From the beginning of her performing practice she grew her work through The Fields peer facilitated workshops and now goes to New Dance Alliances Lift Off workshops to continue the process. She is thrilled to have won a Franklin Furnace Fund grant!

Image caption: Chaos, a work in progress about a life in process by Kathryn Butler taken June 9 ,2019 University Settlement