Jonah Udall

Composer · Director · Guitarist

Performance art installation for World Pride

This month, I was blessed with a truly unique and powerful opportunity. I assisted Raven Taisce White, brilliant queer choreographer and director of BIRDHOUSE, in directing “Always Already,” a performance art installation commissioned by the Port Authority of NY & NJ in the WTC Oculus for World Pride Month. It was a bold expression of inclusion, individuality, and queerness in all its rich breadth. A public negotiation of intimacy, of honest relationship when humans are allowed to be who they are. Thousands of people stopped to watch over the four hours our 24 performers walked across the space, meeting with eye contact, touch and embrace, and laying each other on the ground. I am so proud to have been a part of making this happen. Stay tuned for a short video recap soon!