Project Type: Community

Make Music Day San Diego

Organized and produced the first-ever Make Music Day San Diego event as part of the city’s Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. On June 21, 2015 San Diego, for the first time, joined over 700 cities worldwide to celebrate Make Music Day with the inaugural Make Music Day San Diego in Balboa Park. Attracted more than 8,000 […]

Culturebot

Founded Culturebot.org in 2003 as the in-house blog at Performance Space 122 (NYC) as a platform for discourse and engagement in the downtown NYC performance community. Independent since 2007, it has since become one of the foremost critical voices in contemporary performance. Other Culturebot activities include designing and implementing public programs including “Scanning The Landscape” […]

L.A. Food Studios

Programmed and produced L.A. Food Studios, creating a unique “open studios” setting, where six leading Los Angeles–based culinary artists gathered at the Skirball Cultural Center to show their process, talk to the public and share tastes of their signature cuisines. Considered among the city’s most creative and adventurous chefs, Kwang Uh of Baroo, Steve Samson of […]

Touretteshero

Presented the Los Angeles premiere of Touretteshero Presents Backstage in Biscuit Land. (Read the feature story on this performance in the L.A. Times.) Presented as a “relaxed performance”, this was new ground for the Skirball and a major step towards expanding accessibility and inclusion to all audiences. Exploring spontaneity, creativity, and disability, the two-woman solo […]

The Brooklyn Commune Project

I conceived of, organized and co-facilitatedThe Brooklyn Commune Project, a grassroots initiative of Culturebot.org and The Invisible Dog Art Center, to educate, activate and unify performing artists of all disciplines to work together towards a more equitable, just and sustainable arts ecology. It was structured as an iterative, collaborative public research & visioning process investigating the economics of cultural production in […]

Everyone’s A Critic at On The Boards

Co-conceived, created and produced this community-engaged, participatory performance projet commissioned by Seattle’s On the Boards. Working closely with On The Boards between September 2012 and March 2013 we identified seven members of the local arts community – each representing a different segment of the ecology – and invited them to respond to a work in […]

Opera In Dialogue

Developed a series of public conversations called “Opera In Dialogue” to complement Experiments in Opera‘s year-long residency at the Abrons Arts Center. Opera In Dialogue #1 consisted of composers of the “Chorus of All Souls” program, their collaborators and special invited guests – Jason Cady, Louisa Proske, Jay Scheib, Aaron Siegel, Matthew Welch – exploring the origins of the chorus in […]

Citizen Critic Workshop for Fusebox

After the success of our discourse-based community engagement programs at The Fusebox Festival in 2012, we were invited back to conduct a weekend-long critical writing workshop with Austin’s Fusebox Festival bloggers. We developed a syllabus and a “Contemporary Performance Criticism Reader” which we distributed to participants in preparation for our arrival. Over the course of […]

Sylvain Émard

Co-curated and produced Sylvain Émard’s Le Grand Continental into the 2012 River To River Festival. A prolific and internationally respected artist, Sylvain Émard created his own dance company Sylvain Émard Danse in 1987, quickly establishing a reputation for a very original style. Highly theatrical at first, his work soon evolved into a more formal approach to dance. […]