Originally built upon a repertoire of solos and duets, Monica Bill Barnes & Company has a mission to celebrate individuality, humor, and the innate theatricality of daily life. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Barnes moved to New York in 1995 after receiving her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of California at San Diego. The company first performed at the Pillow on Inside/Out in 2005, then returned for a Creative Development Residency in 2009. The following year, they presented Another Parade at the Pillow during an unusually busy summer of engagements including American Dance Festival, Bates Dance Festival, and New York’s Joyce Theater. A few years later, Barnes returned for a special performance of Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host with Ira Glass and Anna Bass. Happy Hour was presented in the Pillow’s Ben and Estelle Sommers Studio, evoking the ambience of an after-hours office party.
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