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Acting in the World Premiere of “The Adventures of Augie March” adapted by Pulitzer Prize winning author David Auburn from the Nobel Prize Winning book by Saul Bellow.

4/4 stars from The Chicago Tribune

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3.5 out of 4 stars

... Pierce’s staging allows the intertwining stories of these women to spin out with truthfulness and moments of silence that still speak that truth.

-Kerry Reid, Chicago The Chicago Tribune

Trailer for “Eat Your Heart Out”. Directed and co-written by Abby Pierce. Co-written by Julia Lederer. Executive produced by Picture North Productions.

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

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

EPIC, with the actors at Cook County Jail

EPIC, with the actors at Cook County Jail

Caroline Rose music video for “Jeannie Becomes a Mom” directed by Amanda Speva

Hopelessly Devoted by Kate Tempest directed by Abby Pierce in 2019

Hopelessly Devoted by Kate Tempest directed by Abby Pierce in 2019

The Exquisite Corpse  crew day 1

The Exquisite Corpse crew day 1

Read about the inspiration behind the song and music video “Jeannie Becomes a Mom”.

Read about the inspiration behind the song and music video “Jeannie Becomes a Mom”.

About

Based in Chicago. Owned by two dogs and a cat. Navigationally challenged. Making whatever is most curious at that moment. Perpetually renovating homes with blind optimism and youtube tutorials. Creating theater with female inmates at Cook County Jail with EPIC. She/her/hers.

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 2019, produced by 71 DN

Acting 2018/2019

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

Proven Innocent, TV show on Fox playing Cassie Lintz

Dreaming Grand Ave, feature film directed by Hugh Schulze

Workingman, feature film directed by Robert Jury, 2018

Jeannie Becomes a Mom, music video for Caroline Rose, directed by Amanda Speva

I Hate Chicago, a music video for Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, directed by Hannah Welever

Eat Your Heart Out, short film directed by Abby Pierce

The Burghers of Calais, directed by Ron OJ Parsons, Court Theatre Spotlight Series

Greetings From Moscow! A Love Story, directed by Elly Green, Timeline Theatre, Playwrights Collective Festival

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

Dad Man Walking TV Pilot by John O'Brien, directed by Clare Cooney

Teaching

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

Rice Child and Family Center - Using improvised stories as a platform for growth and healing for foster children who have been diagnosed with severe emotional, behavioral and mental health problems

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 OpenTV, was created and written by Cassidy Slaughter-Mason and Abby

Co-writer of the film Eat Your Heart Out

Writer of the upcoming short film, Go Ahead, Try to Grab Time by the Throat (Because Everything Will Be Different in September)