Theresa Columbus is a performance artist and playwright and filmmaker. For the last 20 years she has performed extensively in Baltimore and Milwaukee, and has toured the country primarily performing poetic plays. Plays where people talk in a way that addresses becoming close to each other or to others, or talk in interesting poems to each other, or think and talk about the way things strongly feel, occasionally bursting into experimental singing and choreography. She has made, co-directed, and acted in many film and video projects, which are often about the act of storytelling, the connections it produces, and the bizarreness of how we expect stories to unfold. She also collectively started and ran an experimental performance space called Darling Hall for 5 years in Milwaukee, WI.