All We’ve Got

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Many people, myself included, have spent at least some part of their life searching for a sense of community, a sense of belonging somewhere. It’s a tough thing to come by for many, if it exists at all. And when you do get to a place you think might fit the bill, expectations and reality can disagree painfully.

For some LGBTQ women, this search has been particularly fraught, given the ever-shrinking number of spaces intended for them.

Inspired in part by my play Unknown, this documentary film project, explores the value and role of physical gathering spaces through the lens of LGBTQ women’s communities.

Learn more about the project, the crew, see some early footage, and read up on some of the research we’ve been doing on the project website.

How Do Artists Get Paid?

After initially being invited to give this workshop at the Lower East Side Printshop in 2014, I have been invited to give a talk and workshop built on this same curriculum at the School of Visual Arts on a few occasions from 2014 – 2016.

The goal of the talk and workshop are to inform participants about what compensation actually looks like for artists, based on real data; to help them understand what strategies and forms of organizing have helped artists get paid; and to encourage them to think critically about their expectations and assumptions about what monetary reward in the arts looks like for many people.

Please be in touch if you or your organization are interested booking this class.

Hyperallergic

In 2012, I started writing for Hyperallergic, an online “forum for serious, playful and radical thinking about art in the world today.” The writing there covers many aspects of the arts, from the business/economics of it  to traditional reviews, and it isn’t limited by artistic genre, though it definitely leans more toward the visual arts.

Spring…

Can you hear it? Turtles’ muddy hibernation-slowed claws scraping the sun-drenched rocks? Buds cracking and bursting with color? Sugars rushing beneath the bark of trees? Tiny bugs and little birds…