Welcome. My name is Mia. I am an actress, singer, dancer, writer, director and producer -- a theatre artist.
I started RED LIPS WOMAN PRODUCTIONS to further my mission to keep empathetic, engaging theatre alive and accessible. I also believe passionately in providing strong female roles for women, both onstage and off.
I began this work because I love theatre and I know how important it is. It is a heart-breakingly underutilized teaching tool and I mean to do my part to change that. Since 2008, I have been producing theatre with almost entirely female crews. I'm just getting started.
Along with the work of other radical Red Lips babes, I will always bring you passionate, truthful, brave work that will make you think and feel it all. I will do it with vision, style and most importantly -- my soul.
I'll see you at the theatre.
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1. What does this piece teach?
2. How does this piece inspire action?
3. How does this piece offer strong, empowered opportunities for women, onstage and off?
4. How is this piece innovative and help move theatre forward?
5. How is (or can) this piece be relevant to modern audiences?
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[wild geese] by mary oliver
you do not have to be good.
you do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
you only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
tell me about your despair, yours, and i will tell you mine.
meanwhile the world goes on.
meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting --
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.