Welcome to my website. I work in film, theater, literature, visual arts, and social justice; and am an Emmy-nominated and Webby-winning producer. To see a list of some of the public figures, organizations, and companies with which I’ve collaborated, please visit this link. Please also check out the different sections of this site to see my projects as a writer, actor, producer, and activist. You can order my book The Big Lie, from Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and Amazon.
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RECENT AND UPCOMING HIGHLIGHTS
I wrote a piece on Kindness and Clarity for McSweeney’s. And I was quoted in two articles about certain egg freezing companies, which I believe are committing fraud: the first piece was by Ruth La Ferla for The New York Times; the second by Kaitlyn Tiffany for The Verge.
On Sunday, September 16, I was on a panel with Maggie Mustard, A.O. Scott, and Deborah Solomon at the Brooklyn Book Festival. The video is here. The panel was named one of the six most memorable moments of the Festival by Vulture/New York magazine.
I have joined The Shed as the Producer of DIS OBEY, which will take place in Spring 2019 after the opening of this new multi-arts center in Hudson Yards at the north end of the High Line.
To commemorate the first anniversary of the Women’s March, I produced and directed this video for Planned Parenthood: UNSTOPPABLE. My work for the organization continues with UNSTOPPABLE ART, a collective I’ve assembled of artists, writers, and filmmakers to generate content in support of Planned Parenthood. This group includes Zoe Buckman, Teresita Fernandez, Chitra Ganesh, Hillary Jordan, Kim Krans, Shirin Neshat, Favianna Rodriguez, Xaviera Simmons, Mickalene Thomas, Anne Waldman, and Carrie Mae Weems. We launched on August 2 with a Manifesto video directed by Tiffany Shlain with music by Sia.
I am a team member of the 50 State Initiative, a project of For Freedoms to bring billboards, exhibitions, and town halls to every state between September and November 2018. Recent town halls on freedom of expression were at the Aspen Ideas Festival on June 24; and at the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art on July 14. Please read this feature in The Daily Beast for more information.
With Laurie Anderson and Laura Michalchyshyn, I am the Co-Founder of The Federation, a coalition of artists, cultural organizations, and allies committed to keeping cultural borders open. Our public launch was on October 11, 2017 during the New York Film Festival. On January 20, 2018, we spearheaded the first-ever Art Action Day to show how #ArtUnitesUs and #CultureKeepsBordersOpen. Participants came from all across the country, such as Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; Los Angeles, California; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Louisville, Kentucky; Lockhart, Texas; and New York, New York – where Mayor Bill De Blasio made an official proclamation about Art Action Day. Please read about the initiative in CNN, Hyperallergic, The Daily Beast, Artsy, and HowlRound. And listen to an interview with Shirin Neshat, Mara Hoffman, and Nell Breyer on The Brian Lehrer Show/WNYC.
I am Executive Video Producer/Director for GLAMOUR Women of the Year. The livestream for last year’s event can be found here. And you can see videos about the honorees including Maxine Waters, the Women’s March, Solange Knowles, Patty Jenkins, Nicole Kidman, Samantha Bee, and Peggy Whitson.
In December 2017, I was a participant and performer in The Shape of Things, a day-long convening by Carrie Mae Weems of artists and activists, at the Park Avenue Armory.
In October 2017, I was at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as the Associate Director of Carrie Mae Weems’s show Grace Notes: Reflections for Now. A meditation on black lives lost and the impact of racial violence in America, Grace Notes previously played at Yale Repertory Theater in September 2016.
Photo by Thomas Dozol