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.

May 20, 2021: Lily Tung Crystal of Theater Mu (Minneapolis). Watch here.

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

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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  
and http://dixonplace.org/category/criminal-queerness-festival/

Staging Queerness Through The Generations Panel

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An intergenerational panel featuring queer theater trailblazers

 

Co-moderated with Gaven Trinidad.

Theater Communications Group Conference 2020

LGBTQ+ Affinity Space 

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Community engagement during

the covid-19 Crisis

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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 

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Graphic Design by Natalie Lawrence 

March 16th, 2019

Reunion Chicago

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.

 

Vendors:
Leah Ball
Plz Be Careful
Rebeca Soto

 

Visual Art by:
Haley Weigman
Jenni Holtz
Lauren Steinberg
Nicole Lane
Rebeca Soto

 

Performances by:
APoliticalGirl
Aurora Sky
Clitora Leigh
Mikki Miraj
Onyx Engobor
Wanbli Gamache

Photography by Cassandra Kendall