I serve as an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, creative producer, educator and coach, and also show up as a partner and parent, among many other cherished roles I play in the world.
I hold an MFA in Performance & New Media from CUNY’s Brooklyn College (one of the only grad programs in the world dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration), and an MA in International Affairs from the New School for Social Research, where I focused on Media and Culture. At the Yale School of Drama and at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, I lead courses based in theories of play, approaches to creative process and the principles of collaboration, and I contribute to the pedagogical design and ongoing work of Anti-Oppressive & Anti-Racist theater practices.
I believe in the innate creativity and creative resilience of individuals, and in the power of collaboration, to imagine and bring about a more playful, empathetic, just and liberated world. This commitment to personal/social imagination & transformation has led me to work with and learn from artists, activists and social/creative entrepreneurs throughout Europe, Africa, South America and in all the five boroughs of NYC.
As an artist, I have received support from Queer|Art, Abrons Arts, Dixon Place and The Orchard Project to create new work. Original projects have been developed & presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, The Public Theater, and Sibiu International Theatre Festival in Romania, among many others, and my films have screened at film festivals world-wide.
I live in Brooklyn with my partner and son. I am currently writing a book entitled, “The Art of Play”, exploring possibilities for play as a creative and collaborative tool, and as a means towards personal and collective liberation.
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