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” […]
Project Type: Conversations
Programmed and produced a conversation between James Beard Award–winning chef Marcus Samuelsson and Grammy Award–nominated singer-songwriter-chef Kelis discussing food, music, life, love, and Harlem. Moderated by Lara Rabinovitch, PhD. Samuelsson’s book, The Red Rooster Cookbook, brings the flavor of Harlem to life through Southern comfort food and multicultural recipes. Harlem native Kelis, a recent graduate of Le Cordon […]
Programmed and produced award-winning New Yorker writer Ariel Levy discussing her memoir The Rules Do Not Apply with critically-acclaimed author Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts) at The Skirball Cultural Center.
Programmed and produced public program at the Skirball Cultural Center featuring best-selling author and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in conversation with Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for “Superman”), to discuss her book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, And Finding Joy.
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 […]
At the invitation of artistic directors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang, I curated and produced discourse-based public programs at The Public Theater’s annual Under The Radar Festival from 2012 – 2016. Programs include: 2016 Assembly Required: New Media, New Dramaturgies Many contemporary theater makers use multiple technologies in their studio practice. Editing sound and video […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Programmed and produced three discourse-based community engagement programs at the 2012 Fusebox Festival including: “Performance and Context” – a panel discussion on visual art and performance featuring Austin-based artists Wura-Natasha Ogunji and Michael Smith, director Phil Soltanoff and curator Hilary Graves from Austin’s Lora Reynolds Gallery . The “Hair of the Dog Performance Potlatch” where we used the “Long Table” format […]