Simone Cottrell (she/her/គាត់)

Owner & Founder of Rachhana Creative Consulting


Social Practice Multidisciplinary Theatre-Maker


Performance Artist


Arkansas Folk & Traditional Arts Community Scholar


Artist INC Arkansas Facilitator


NWA Girl Gang Board Member


Her Set Her Sound Advisor


Squire Jehegan Outreach Center Volunteer

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ABOUT

The Concept of Power | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art | Dec 2022

  • Theatre of the Oppressed Facilitation + Live Painting


នៅពេលដែលកញ្ចក់ខូចអណ្តែត / When Broken Glass Floats | the Momentary | Nov 2022

  • Inverse Performance Art Festival


Poetry + Visual Art + Storytelling | Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art | Fall 2022

  • Creating Connections for regional senior activity centers


Theatre of the Oppressed | Fayetteville, AR | June 2022

  • Free public workshops


An Incomplete Thought | City of Rogers, AR | Summer 2022

  • Painting response to "What is White?"


Where is Justice? | Fayetteville, AR | Spring - Summer 2022

  • Protest Performance Art


Lukyay | Fayetteville, AR | Spring 2022

  • Outdoor Art Installation

Projects

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នៅពេលដែលកញ្ចក់ខូចអណ្តែត /

When Broken Glass Floats

Inverse Performance Art Festival

Bentonville, AR | Nov 2022

120-minute

meditation & performance installation

on koan "Where is Justice?"


Silence is just as subjective as sound.


Influenced by:

Khmer Folklore & proverb

street protests

individuals who dared to tell the Truth

personal and social injustices while living in Northwest Arkansas

Theatre of the Oppressed

Workshops

Fayetteville Public Library

Nov 2022

Four 90-min sessions

Entry level exercises


Participants:

Youth & Their Caregivers

US State Department - Fulbright Program

Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program

Secretariat of Public Education Program (Mexico)

Khmer Folktales & Myths

The Banana Tree Lady

Painting 2/9

Fayetteville, AR | 2022

9 Artworks


9 Khmer Folk Tales or Myths that occur on the full moon


Used as starting conversations to record stories of Mak's childhood and memories


Personal project

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Blog & Podcast

Sim1 Says...

The things they won't.

coming 2023 (Allegedly)

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Rachhana Creative Consulting

disrupt your pattern.

an anti-oppressive approach in arts & culture

Grants Development



writing, Editing & Review

6 years - Mississippi State University

3 years - Regional & National Panelist

Creative toolkit



bio, statements, work samples

3 years - Private Consulting

1 year - Artist INC

Program & project development


Generative guidance

10 years - Arts & Culture Nonprofit Experience

20 years - Theatre (Youth; Social Practice)

3 years - Private Consulting

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CONTACT

SIMONE COTTRELL

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