Lessa Bouchard explores issues of memory, place and identity through performance, writing and video installation. She has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA in Theatre from the University of Detroit Mercy, and has produced, directed, taught and performed for various theatres and cultural institutions in the midwest and SF Bay area for 20 years.

Currently she is leading Arc:Hive, a storytelling collective, in developing “A Moment (Un)Bound,” (click here to see 3 min reel/ Sept 27, 2014 documentation of show) created as part of the 2014 foolsFury Factory Parts in SF and Dragon Second Stages in Redwood City. This work explores the tension between what we hold onto and what we let go of, inspired by the letters and clippings left behind in books donated to the Palo Alto Friends of the Library.