Rabbit AL Friedrich (they/them) works collaboratively to create environments for performance, film, and civic engagement. Coming to design through a lineage of makers, their process orients toward experimentation and focuses on the joy of devising. Their practice engages with inquiries of site, material integrity, and environmental impact.
Rabbit’s work has been seen at Huntington Botanical Gardens, La Fábrica de Arte Cubano in Havana, Machine Project, Yale Union, Centro Cultural Español Miami, the Movement Center for Art & Social Justice in Kampala, Uganda, The Tijuana Cultural Center, also in warehouses, store fronts, escape rooms, parking lots, in an airport, a city hall, and the chapel of a decommissioned convalescent home. They have had the great pleasure to work in collaboration with the Center for Performance and Civic Practice, Theater Communications Group, Annapurna Interactive, The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, USC, UCLA, Sojourn Theater, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Performance Practice, and The LAB SF.
Currently they are making miniatures in conversation with grief, developing curriculum for design processes across distance, and designing rituals/practices of embodying queer ecologies, thanks to a grant from NET.
They live in Portland, Oregon and hold an MFA from California Institute of the Arts.