Thursday, December 26, 2019

Creek and Kills @ Branded Saloon Sat. 12/28 with The Whores and Que Sick

Need to work out some of the holidaze madness?

Come celebrate 2019 with Creek and Kills on Sat. 12/28 at Branded Saloon in Brooklyn!

We're very excited to share the stage with Que Sick and The Whores...AND we're welcoming drummer Erin Harney to Creek and Kills!  She'll be working with us moving forward into come on out and let's have some fun!

8pm Que Sick
9pm The Whores
10pm Creek and Kills

NO COVER, tips only

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

My new short play UNNATURAL GAS @ the empowHER Reading Series from Clutch Productions

I am excited to be a part of Full Circle through Clutch Productions, and we have created an evening of short plays for their empowerHER reading series around the theme of ...

WELLNESS: how women's experiences and roles impact their health, sense of self, agency, personal and political power. 

It's happening this Sunday, 12/15 @ 5pm 
Primary Stages Studios, Studio B
307 West 38th Street, Suite 1510

My short play Unnatural Gas will receive its first public reading as a part of the event! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

CREEK AND KILLS @ Our Wicked Lady on Thursday 12/5 for Thursdays for the Cause

I'll be playing bass and crooning out the tunes with Marc and Jon...
Thurs. 12/5 
@ Our Wicked Lady
153 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn!
Thursdays for the Cause
(all proceeds going to local non-profits that are doing GOOD work)
9pm Creek and Kills (w/special guest drummer Jon Quinn!)
9:45 Significant Others
10:30 Waterfall Strainer

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Creek and Kills @ Alphaville with Night of Cups and Wild Yawp Tuesday 11/19

Marc and I are excited to play Alphaville in Bushwick for the first time (with special guest drummer Jon Quinn), with our friends Night of Cups and Wild Yawp!  Also, Marc's b-day is the next day, so come celebrate with us!

TUESDAY, 11/19
8pm doors
8:30 Night of Cups
9:30 Creek and Kills
10:30 Wild Yawp

Get tix here:

Alphaville is at 140 Wilson Avenue in Brooklyn!  Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 1, 2019

Creek and Kills Hosts Ladycentric Rockalicious Vol. III @ Branded Saloon, FRI NOV 1, DIA DE LOS MUERTOS

Come celebrate DIA DE LOS MUERTOS with Creek and Kills!
@ Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Avenue

8pm Buck Fang
9pm Creek and Kills (with special guest drummer, Heather Wagner)
10pm The Subtexts

Sunday, September 29, 2019

CREEK AND KILLS Has a New Album For You...

The Reverse Engineers transformed into Creek and Kills this summer, and now our first album is hot off the presses and available here:

And we have a beautiful new video for one of the singles of the album, "Scaith," directed by our friend Manny Bocchieri, and edited by the amazing Amy Grumbling.  You can check that out here:

We had a truly joyous release party on Friday 9/20 @ The Way Station with the wonderful talents of Fisty, The Shook Ones, and The Lousekateers.  Here are some fun pics of that night from our very talented friend Patrick Bryant:
From the bar...

Our back-up singers Shakeerah Fredericks, Victoria Scott, and Gretchen Poole were amazing!

Rock, rock, rock!

Me and Marc flying!

The Shook Ones are so fierce...

The Lousekateers on fire! 

The ladies of Fisty were bringing it...

 The fall will be FULL of chances to come here us live!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Two Chances This Memorial Day Weekend to See The Reverse Engineers...before we TRANSFORM

You have TWO chances to see The Reverse Engineers this Memorial Day weekend...

Friday, May 24
17 Ingraham Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206
$10 cover
Saturday, May 25, 6pm, The Lousekateers Album Release Party!
TRE plays at 7
Target Acquired at 8
and The Lousekateers at 9
92 Main Street, Yonkers, NY
We have a big announcement...come and see us transform right before your eyes!

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Theater to the People: HOME Work-in-Progress Performance and Discussion Sat. 4/13, 7pm

Theater to the People: HOME
A workshop performance and discussion
Directed by Julia Cavagna and Kate Bell

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Brooklyn Arts Exchange Theater
421 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Facebook and Instagram: theaterttpeople

I've been truly blessed to be a part of an interesting new theater project this spring.  I've collaborated with the Argentinian actress/director Julia Cavagna on a series of theater-making workshops for adults in Brooklyn, bringing together people who are not usually in a room together, people who've immigrated here recently and people who have lived here all their lives, people with theater experience and people who have never been on stage before, people in their 20s to their 60s, people who have five different first languages (English, Spanish, Quiche, Swedish, and Japanese). 

We have all come together every Monday for the past six weeks to use theater as way of thinking about HOME.  We're also exploring how collaborative creative practice can create community across social divides like race/ethnicity/class and help us to brainstorm together to respond to the political and economic challenges that arise when we talk about immigration or gentrification.

We would like to share what we've created with all of you and talk to you about it! 
Come join us on Sat. 4/13!

Sunday, February 24, 2019


I am presently recruiting for a devising workshop for adults (18+) that's going to happen on Monday nights in Brooklyn starting on March 4, with a culminating sharing of work-in-progress in mid-April.  My collaborating lead artist, Julia Cavagna, and I received a Brooklyn Arts Council grant to support this new work; we're calling the project Theater to the People: HOME.  It's a social justice theater project for both accomplished theater-makers and people who have never been onstage before, working together to create a performance about immigration and gentrification in NYC.  Julia is from Argentina originally, and all workshops will be bilingual, Spanish and English, but speakers of all languages are welcome.  (Spanish flyer below.)

Register by calling Brooklyn Arts Exchange at 
(718) 832-0018 or

Thursday, January 31, 2019

MERCH GIRLS Staged Reading on Sat. 2/9, 4pm @ Alchemical Studios

I'm very excited to announce that my newest play, Merch Girls, will be having a staged reading at Alchemical Studios (Studio One) on Saturday, February 9th @ 4pm. 

We received support from a Park Avenue Armory Education Space Grant to workshop the play over the past few weeks, and this reading is the first in a series this winter/spring from Ant and Dove, a writers collective.
More information is below...
If you'd like to come, please reserve your place through our Eventbrite:

Ant and Dove Collective Presents:
by Kate Bell
Directed by Ariel Francoeur
A Staged Reading, Saturday, February 9th, 4pm

Alchemical Studios, 104 West 14th Street, Studio One (1st Floor)

MERCH GIRLS SYNOPSIS:  Justine, Nora, and Kelly have this high school thing in check. They get good grades, don’t hate their mothers, and have boyfriends that play together in one of the coolest bands in town, Korova Milkbar. And the boys let the girls run the merch table at all the shows. High school rocks! But when one of Justine’s teachers kisses her, the girls start asking questions about whether everything is as great as it seems. Left by the boys to pack up their gear after a gig, Justine, Nora, and Kelly play the boys’ instruments for the first time together, and summon a voracious monster made of teenage girls, a force of pure destruction from outside the gendered power structure. The monster wants to sell the merch girls on the idea that it’s time to destroy the world and start over. A sci-fi feminist adventure for everyone trying to figure out what to do with their anger in this #metoo moment, Merch Girls explores the power and danger of female rage and asks what comes next after our monsters are released into the world.


Jessica Batista

Alexis Braxton

Caylyn Creager

Jeff Ebner

Ann Herberger

Carolyn Kang

Julia Labusch

Gabriela Llarena

Stephanie Miller

Turner Morehead

Jillian Puhalla

Jake Robbins

Deborah Rose

Niki Sawyer

Adi Schor

Emily Sullivan

Alani Waters

Sunday, January 20, 2019

BLACKED OUT Reading at The Artist Co-op, Mon 1/21 (MLK Day)

I'm honored that the Artist Co-op is featuring my play Blacked Out as a part of their Cold Reading Series, tomorrow night, Mon. January 21st, 6:30pm.

The Artist Co-op is at 500 West 52nd Street, and the reading will be in Studio 1.

Blacked Out is a journey through four New York City blackouts, spanning forty years of history and an imagined future, exploring how black/white racial relations have both changed and stayed the same.  The play seeks to ask how much Americans have really learned from our history, and if we’re making enough progress against racism and income inequality, considering the many other challenges predicted for the 21st century.

I can't wait to hear people's thoughts on the play!  It's a special way to celebrate MLK Day, I think.
Would love to see folks there, if you'd like to join us!

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Reverse Engineers @ El Cortez Thursday 1/10

The Reverse Engineers have returned from the holidaze and we are very excited to play with our good friends A Devil's Broadcast and Marzipan this Thursday, 1/10, @ El Cortez in Bushwick!

TRE on at 8pm...come join us!
$10 cover

@ El Cortez
17 Ingraham Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn (very close to the Morgan L stop)

Freezy drinks and red hot rockingess.  Come and get it!