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As an interdisciplinary performing artist, I create pieces that exist at the intersection of contemporary classical music, spoken word, and theater.  My output focuses on the human condition and inter-communal relationships—with an awareness of shared space, my work seeks to uncover epiphanic moments and prolong them into empathetic experiences.  I am fascinated by mythologies and mathematics; cosmogonic mythology, biomythology, and algebra are oft-employed in my work.

Decennium of Highlights

2022:  Studio session with Grammy Award-winning producer Judith Sherman to record my piece for solo voice Kendi's Secret.

2021:  Collaboration with Courtney Bryan, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Janinah Burnett & Rob Kaplowitz as part of Opera Philadelphia's Digital Commission Series.

2020:   Reparations Now! concert at the Center West in NYC with Ensemble Pi featuring commissions and premieres from composers Allison Loggins-Hull, Angélica Négron, Courtney Bryan, Trevor Weston, and Damian Norfleet.

2019:  Guest star appearance on the third season of the hit CBS television show Bull.

2018:  Performance in composer David Lang's Mile-Long Opera on the High Line in New York City.

2017:  Composer Dr. Nkeiru Okoye wrote the monodrama Invitation to a Die-In for Damian Norfleet and the Mount Holyoke Orchestra.  The piece officially premiered in Mount Holyoke, but also toured the Chicago metro area.

2016:  Principal actor in the world premier of the play Nix as part of the Planet Connections Theatre Festivity in NYC.  Damian was awarded Best Actor in a Musical for his performance.

2015:  Principal actor in the world premier of the play Little Rock at the Passage Theatre company.  The cast received a 2015 Barrymore Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Play. 

2014:  Principal actor in the experimental opera Makandal as part of the Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim Museum, NYC

2013:  Principal actor in the world premier and recording of Paula Kimper's contemporary opera Truth.

2012:  Principal actor in the Drama Desk Award nominated production of The Threepenny Opera.

 
 
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