Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2014-15

(New York, NY)Desiree Burch

Project Description

Have you ever wanted to turn your life around? Did you do it? Do people ever really change? Is attaining one's greatness simply a matter of attaining oneself? "Project 180" is a year of experimentation with soul and self. This performance-centered webseries will document the courageous changes of course and willful wishy-washiness that can help us home in on what is authentic. The resulting “memento mori” will be presented as a culminating live performance (including styles new to the artist) about the various skins and selves we carry with us, or learn to leave behind.


Desiree Burch is a writer, comedian, actress and solo performance artist whose full-length solo shows have run off-Broadway and across the U.S., U.K. and Europe. She is a New York Neo-Futurist, and has worked with Young Jean Lee Theater Company, artist Wu Tsang, Split Britches, Moving Theater, Gorilla Rep, the American Place Theatre, Joe's Pub, Caroline's, P.S. 122, On the Boards, the Huffington Post, WNYC and E4. Desiree is a current New Yorker and Southern California native, a TEDx speaker, arts educator and graduate of Yale University.