Community Engagement Curation,Facilitation & Producing
JACK presents: Shoptalk
JACK learns from arts and cultural workers who inspire them. Instead of keeping these convos private, they want to share them with the world! They're calling it ShopTalk because they get into the nitty-gritty of the methods of connecting art and community. How do they do what they do? Like, step-by-step.
June 17, 2021: Adam Odsess-Rubin & Adam A. Elsayigh of National Queer Theater (NYC).
July 22, 2021: Mia Park (of the "Our Perspective" series in Chicago, a quarterly festival of new work by AAPI writers). Watch here.
August 12, 2021: Katrina Dion of Free Street (Chicago). Watch here.
September 9, 2021: Travis Coe of Double Edge Theatre (Massachusetts). Watch here.
CAATA Presents: Stronger together. And stronger than ever
Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists (CAATA) presents this national Theatre Anti-Asian Hate PSA which includes the voices of 50+ artists from Asian/Pasifika/Native/Indigenous/MENA Theatre Leaders including Broadway luminaries such as: David Henry Hwang, Lea Salonga, Amy Hill, Jenna Ushkowitz, Ruthie Ann Miles, Marc de la Cruz, Telly Leung & so many more.
Directed by: Elena Chang
Edited by: Olivia Oguma
Produced by: CAATA
Associate Producer & Coordinator: Bri Ng Schwartz
Criminal Queerness Festival 2020
Bringing together renowned queer playwrights from around the world, National Queer Theater and Dixon Place are providing a platform for artists facing censorship, shining a light on critical stories from across the globe. In order to build a truly global queer community, these writers are inspiring activism and shaping our culture towards the equitable treatment of LGBTQ people around the world. A Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact awardee, the festival is proud to partner with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs for community engagement and outreach.
For more information, visit: https://www.nationalqueertheater.org/cqf
Staging Queerness Through The Generations Panel
An intergenerational panel featuring queer theater trailblazers
Co-moderated with Gaven Trinidad.
Theater Communications Group Conference 2020
LGBTQ+ Affinity Space
Community engagement during
the covid-19 Crisis
April 19th, 2020
What does community engagement mean when we can't gather?
A Conversation with Gaven Trinidad, Community Engagement Associate at New York Theatre Workshop
Club 2350 Sex Positivity Showcase/Celebration
Graphic Design by Natalie Lawrence
March 16th, 2019
Co curated with Sebastian Olayo & Jill Perez. In Partnership with SWOP Chicago.
A night of art, vendors and performance surrounding inclusive, queer, femme-centered sex positivity.
Plz Be Careful
Visual Art by:
Photography by Cassandra Kendall