writer, performer, singer, dancer, pilgrim
COMING SOON: DIRTY LAUNDRY January 21-23 & 28-30
Tickets on sale now!
Wortham Center For The Performing Arts
Ashevillve, North Carolina
DIRTY LAUNDRY, contains, and is based upon, original autobiographical writing by Gina Cornejo.
Elaboration and production on Cornejo's original script/concept, as well as original choreography, soundscape and film editing is produced by the acclaimed Stewart Owen Dance.
This trio of collaborators have been in creation of DIRTY LAUNDRY since October 2020.
"We are thrilled to announce our newest -- and most ambitious -- production to date. This coming January, DIRTY LAUNDRY, will premiere at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Buckle up everyone, this immersive performance surrounds audiences on all sides with live dance, projected multimedia and cringeworthy-yet-charming spoken word from our dear collaborator Gina Cornejo as she unapologetically discloses the irreverent unraveling of her marriage and divorce.
Over the next few months Gina, Vanessa and Gavin have the honor and privilege to be in residence at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts developing this production and specifically tailoring it to the Tina McGuire Theatre."
Gina Cornejo, Gavin Stewart, Vanessa Owen @dirtylaundry_avl
Presenter and storyteller workshop leader,
with Teatro Luna West at Hotel Maya, California.
#WEALLGROW Latina Network Summit, 2019
First Draft Resident Artist
REVOLVE - Asheville, NC
September & October 2021
Gina Cornejo also serves on the Board of Revolve,
under the leadership of Director, Lex Turnbull.
revolve.org // @revolveavl
firstname.lastname@example.org // @seether_bookstore
when sugar was sugar was sugar
Written & Performed by Gina Cornejo
Written + conceived by
in collaboration with
Stewart Owen Dance
JANUARY 21, 22, 23
& 28, 29, 30
Tina McGuire Theatre
Wortham Center for the Performing Arts
This immersive multimedia dance and spoken word installation is in collaboration with the awe inspiring WNC-based choreographers/dancers Stewart Owen Dance. Audiences will be surrounded on all sides by art installation, film, soundscapes and live performance. Experience exposed truth telling and tediously detailed personal accounts that showcase the cyclical nature and evolution of marriage. This inventive multimedia time capsule is based off of the original and autobiographical writing of Ms. Cornejo.
"Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" Wortham's Community Engagement Director, Jared McEntire, recorded a series of personalized songs to celebrate those who collectively pledged a challenge gift to support the end-of-year campaign. This rendition of "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered," is performed by Asheville-based performing artist, writer, dancer Gina Cornejo, with accompaniment by Jared McEntire.
Back on stage, July 2021
Gina Cornejo & Jared McEntire performing their new collaboration of "Say A Little Prayer/Breathe" at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts season preview party. July 21 and 28, 2021. Asheville, North Carolina.
Photo credit: Studio Misha
"Atmosphere" Film Teaser COMING SOON!
Filmed in Asheville, North Carolina, February 2021. New collaboration with Stewart/Owen Dance (Gavin Stewart and Vanessa Owen: collaborative directors, producers, choreographers, featured dancers), Michael-Jamar Jean Francois (collaborative director, videographer, editor), and Gina Cornejo (writer of "Atmosphere," performer, collaborative director).
Body of Work
Talking While Female and Other Dangerous Acts
"When She Passes," by Gina Cornejo:
writer, original story and concept.
Featured on Audible, 2019.
"When She Passes," recalls a tragic, yet tender, turning point that occurred while in Spain and Portugal, when hiking the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, The Way of St. James. "Talking While Female and Other Dangerous Acts" created by Teatro Luna West. Download on @audible to show support for original stories written by Latinx, and women of color artists!
A XMAS Cuento Remix
Choreographer + Actor
An original Rolling World Premiere musical (with the National New Play Network), “A XMAS Cuento Remix,” performed at Milagro Theater in Portland.
"Atmosphere" by Gina Cornejo:
writer, original story, concept and performance.
Performed in collaboration with Stewart/Owen Dance.
November, 2020, live performance at Wortham Center for the Performing Arts.
Virtual performance of Still: Life available by donation.