Hello and a big welcome to you: my current students, family members, former classmates, and all high-powered network TV executives! Thank you for your curiosity!

These are the projects I’ve been working on. Hope you find something you like.

Abby Pierce
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About

Artist based in Chicago. Owned by two dogs and a cat. Navigationally challenged. Perpetually renovating homes with blind optimism and youtube tutorials. Teaching, acting, directing, writing, shrugging.

2018/2019 menu

Directing

Theater - Hopelessly Devoted by the incredible poet/rapper/musician/playwright/novelist Kate Tempest April 2019 at Piven Theatre and will tour local jails and prisons

Film -  Eat Your Heart Out written by Abby and off-beat genius Julia Lederer, set to premiere November 2018, produced by 71 DN

Teaching

Ensemble Play In Cook County Jail (EPICC) - devising theater with maximum security inmate women

Cove - exploring storytelling with neurologically diverse and developmentally exceptional students under 15 years old

Court Theatre Education Initiative - exploring the work of August Wilson with different high schools on the South West side of Chicago

Piven Theatre - working with students from 4th grade to adults on story theater, improvisation, scene study, monologues, and devised theater 

Writing

The web series The Exquisite Corpse, in collaboration with OpenTVCreated and was written by Cassidy Slaughter-Mason and Abby

Co-writer of the film Eat Your Heart Out

Acting

Keep That Same Energy by Ike Holter, directed by Kaiser Ahmed - Living Newspaper Festival with Jackalope Theatre 2018

The Adventures of Augie March adapted by Pulitzer Prize Winner David Auburn, directed by Charles Newell -  world premiere at Court Theatre 2019

Dad Man Walking by John O'Brien, directed by Clare Cooney - webseries set to premiere December 2018