Project Type: Performance

Performance Lab at the Skirball

Programmed and produced the five-week Performance Lab, a specially curated season of innovative dance, theater, and multimedia performance at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Featuring three L.A. premiere performances and two new works-in-development. It was an opportunity for audiences to discover inspiring new voices and the diverse possibilities of storytelling in the twenty-first century. Every performance […]

Laurie Anderson

Collaborated closely with Laurie Anderson to co-curate and produce a series of events for the 2013 River to River Festival. Programs included film maker Sam Green with musicians The Quavers and yMusic performing work-in-progress live score film collaborations, the live score film “Indiamore” by Chassol, an interactive app-based soundwalk by Liubo Borissov and Konrad Kaczmarek, […]

Sam Green and Yo La Tengo

Programmed and produced Sam Green with musicians The Quavers and yMusic performing work-in-progress live score film collaborations in the 2013 River To River Festival as part of a program co-curated with Laurie Anderson. Later, I presented the L.A. debut of the “live documentary” The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller at the Skirball Cultural Center. In a one-night-only […]

Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance

Programmed the L.A. premiere of Graham Reynolds’ “Pancho Villa from a Safe Distance” at Skirball Cultural Center, presented in partnership with Los Angeles Performance Practice and the Theatre at Ace Hotel. This experimental chamber opera about Pancho Villa, the legendary bandit, enigmatic general, and hero of the Mexican Revolution, features music by composer Graham Reynolds and […]

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 […]

600 Highwaymen

Programmed and produced renowned performance company 600 HIGHWAYMEN’s “This Great Country“, a  re-imagining of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman in an abandoned storefront in the South Street Seaport. Critically acclaimed for its radical casting and staging, this presentation put 600 Highwaymen on the map for the first time and they haven’t stopped since. Under the name […]

Andrew Schneider

I first programmed Andrew Schneider in 2005 for Performance Space 122’s Avant-Garde-Arama, subsequently in the Prelude Festival and, most recently, presented his work in the 2013 River To River Festival as part of a programming track co-curated with Laurie Anderson. I have written about his work extensively including a critical essay in the journal Theatre Forum and an article […]

Blake Carrington

Programmed and produced Blake Carrington into the 2012 River To River Festival in concert with Daniel Iglesia and Taylor Deupree at St Paul’s Chapel. Curated Blake into “The Future At The End of the World” immersive performance installation at the Farley Post Office. Blake Carrington works within the spheres of the visual, sound, and performing arts. In […]

LoVid

Curated LoVid into the River To River Festival in 2010 (“Trichrome Navigation” and 2013 (“U R QR“). LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) makes interdisciplinary works that explore the often invisible or intangible aspects of contemporary society, such as communication systems and biological signals, with a particular interest in the ways technology seeps into the […]

Joe Diebes

Provided a developmental residency through LMCC on Governors Island to Joe Diebes with collaborators David Levine and Christian Hawkey for their work “WOW: A Milli Vanilli Opera and interviewed them about the project for EphemeralObjects.org. Joe Diebes creates works that converge around the categories of music, visual art and performance. From 1996-2003, he was a core member as well as […]