Project Type: Events

Sunset Concerts

Produced  Skirball Cultural Center’s signature summer concert series. Programmed year two and overhauled production, streamlining tech needs assessment and equipment sourcing, reducing costs and improving the quality of the sound, lighting and staging. Significantly redesigned audience experience from pre-concert onsite arrival on site to end of concert exit. By streamlining venue entrance process, re-locating concessions […]

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 […]

Bang On A Can Marathon

Presented the Bang On A Can Marathon at The River To River Festival from 2011-2013. Bang on a Can is a multi-faceted contemporary classical music organization based in New York City. It was founded in 1987 by three American composers who remain its artistic directors: Julia Wolfe, David Lang, and Michael Gordon. The Marathon concert […]

Marcus Samuelsson and Kelis

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 […]

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 […]

Sheryl Sandberg with Davis Guggenheim

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.

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 […]

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. […]