Still from  Eat Your Heart Out,  directed and co-written by Abby

Still from Eat Your Heart Out, directed and co-written by Abby

Abby Pierce acting reel

 EPIC, with the actors at Cook County Jail

EPIC, with the actors at Cook County Jail

  The Exquisite Corpse  crew day 1

The Exquisite Corpse crew day 1

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 13-18 years old

Court Theatre Education Initiative - exploring the work of August Wilson with various CPS 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

Dreaming Grand Ave, feature film directed by Hugh Schulze, 2018

Workingman, feature film directed by Robert Jury, 2018

Jeannie Becomes a Mom, music video directed by Amanda Speva, 2018

Eat Your Heart Out, short film directed by Abby Pierce, 2018

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