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I've been working with Catherine and Aubin Pictures since 2007, beginning with What’s On Your Plate?, which premiered at the Berlinale and played on Discovery Channel’s Planet Green. Our second collaboration, Born to Fly, about daredevil choreographer Elizabeth Streb, premiered at SXSW Festival, played at Film Forum in 2014, and after a run on PBS’s Independent Lens, was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Arts & Culture Programming. In 2017, I consulted on Catherine’s documentary feature Chavela, which premiered at the Berlinale. And we're making a new documentary to be announced soon.

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I produced Mickalene's documentary Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman about her mother and muse, the late Sandra Bush. The film aired on HBO in 2014 and continues to screen alongside Mickalene's stunning art.
• Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman on HBO
• Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman in the NYT

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I’ve worked with this MacArthur Award winning artist on multiple projects since 2008, including her retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 2014; her show Grace Notes: Reflections for Now at Yale Repertory Theater in 2016 and the Kennedy Center in 2017; and The Shape of Things at the Park Avenue Armory in 2017.
• Carrie Mae Weems LIVE

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I worked with Liz on a few PSAs, including “It’s Not Okay,” which was featured on CNN, MSNBC, and many more outlets.

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Tiffany directed the launch video for the UNSTOPPABLE campaign I’m producing for Planned Parenthood.

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Chiara Clemente

I worked with Chiara on numerous projects including her first film, the documentary Our City Dreams; the Webby Award winning short film series, Beginnings, for the Sundance Channel; and the series MADE HERE for Here Arts Center.

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From 2008-2017, I was the Communications and Special Projects Officer for the Miami-based Rubell Family Collection, one of the most significant private collections of contemporary art in the world. 

ACTING

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I worked with The Wooster Group on the development and production of House/Lights based on Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights. That show went on to tour 16 cities around the world and received an Obie Award for Best Production. I’ve also produced a benefit for The Wooster Group and now serve on its board.

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I worked with Marianne Weems and her company The Builders Association on Alladeen and Super Vision, both of which premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and toured to a combined total of 42 cities. Alladeen received an Obie Award for Outstanding Production, and I was nominated by the Evening Standard UK for Best Actress in a Visiting Production.

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Sibyl Kempson

I've been in many shows by Sibyl Kempson including her epic 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens at the Whitney Museum. 

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I worked as a performer and producer for Andrew on Elijah Green at The Kitchen. 

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My acting experience with Brooke includes And That's How the Rent Gets Paid at The Kitchen, I'm Bleeding All Over the Place at La Mama, and most recently a reading of Emily Wilson's new translation of The Odyssey.

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I was in Mike Iveson's playwriting debut, Sorry Robot, at PS122’s COIL Festival in 2015. Ben Brantley gave the show a wonderful review in The New York Times.

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Jay Scheib

I was in Jay's Simulated Cities/Simulated Systems trilogy as well as The Making of Americans at the Walker Art Center and This Place is a Desert at the Public Theater/Under the Radar Festival. I also produced Bellona, Destroyer of Cities (based on Samuel Delany's Dhalgren) and World of Wires.

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TANYA SELVARATNAM

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