My name is

Persephone Van Ort.

I'm a Chicago-based

director, writer, & performer.

I make art about the crises of being in a living space with living beings; of people struggling with the pain of being alive and human in a dying world. I integrate stories with marginalia, set them in alleyways and make them from dreams.

I like art rap, reading, cooking, and touching trees. I'm a Capricorn.
If I were a condiment, I'd be a bougie mayonnaise. Call me aioli.


Currently the Ass. Artistic Director of the Prop Thtr.
You can find links to some of my work to the left
as well as more on the top of the page.