2022 - 2023 | A HISTORY OF GATHERINGS
Actors and audience enact gathering in everyday and impossible formations: a cluster of cells, a forest of trees, a family meal, an unproductive rehearsal - serve as content, context, as well as physical sites, through which to explore, estrange and understand the nature of gathering - as it is and could be. A new work of live cinema created with Emily Mendelsohn, in development with support from New Georges.
2021 | LIFE AND DEATH
A death walk and creative workshop for the public. Created with Kate Muehlmann. Presented by Think Olio & Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.
2019 | BAT MITZVAHA
A community ritual & queer bat mitzvah told through home video, live performance and sheet-cake. Supported by Queer|Art. Presented at The Wythe Hotel, NYC.
2018, 2020 | QUEER SCOUTS
A performance project exploring queer identities, self/group determination, and celebration - comprised of live performance, video installation, ongoing meetings & publications. Supported by Queer|Art, Dixon Place, Abrons Arts. First presented at Leslie Lohman Museum of Art, NYC.
2018 | JO
A narrative short film set in the 1980's Borschtbelt. A 13 year old girl reluctantly prepares for her Bat Mitzvah, when an unexpected encounter with a local teen sends her rite of passage in an unorthodox direction. Woodstock Film Festival, premiere.
2015 | THERE'S NOTHING TO SEE HERE
A participatory civic performance exploring interdependence, regenerative futures, and social creativity; a group of audience-participants convene to build imaginary gardens, a boat and other gathering spaces for shared survival -- future-building through personal and found objects and materials, work songs and acts of collective composition. Supported by Brooklyn College and presented at Gallim Dance, NYC.
2014 - 2015 METAVERSES
A media & performance hack of the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
incorporating the work and stories of NYC's elder and immigrant artist communities into the museum's collections. Created in-residence at the Met's Media Lab. Presented at Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
2013 DAVID LUNCH MOVIE TRUCK
An immersive and interactive installation in a box truck;
a cinephile family ushers its audience into their surreal cinematic universe as they open the doors to their box-truck theater, and to to their vaults - revealing never-before-seen footage by the
late-great auteur, David Lunch. Presented by Lost Horizon Night Market, NYC.
2012 TINY DANCE FLOOR THEATER
An experiment in pop-up, micro-performance; a trio of performers enact a series of 1 - 2 minute performances on a moveable 4 x 4 checkered dance floor, inspired by and in relationship to the art in a gallery. Presented at Brody House |
Art Show, Budapest.
A narrative short film; a troupe of virtuosic idiots brings their singular choreography to the stage, attempting to move their audience using only the grace of the face. Maryland Film Festival, premiere.
2013 - 2015
Visual & Folk Art Projects
PATCHES PROJECT, celebrating queeroes and heroic weirdos through embroidered patch art, supported by queer|art, nyc
POSTCARD PROJECT, a public art and activist project against gun violence using postcard art, nyc
PORTRAIT PROJECT, a community portrait project in collaboration with supermoon community arts space, nyc
OTHER PEOPLE PRESENT
Shaina Feinberg, Director
@ LES Film Festival, premiere
QUEEN OF EVERYTHING
a burlesque folktale, created with former Queen of Burlesque, Trixie Little, and with original music by Gato Loco
directed by Justine Williams
Creative Arts Alliance, Baltimore
@ MOMA's New Directors | New Films, premiere
A DOCTOR IN SPITE OF HIMSELF
A contemporary commedia-inspired re-imagining of Moliere's classic farce. Adapted and directed by Christopher Bayes.
Presented by Yale Repertory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theater, Red Bull Theater
TAKE WHAT IS YOURS
The (too) little-known (true) story of how American women fought and won the right to vote. Directed by Jill A. Samuels. Assistant directed by Justine Williams. Presented by the New Ohio Theater and 59E59 Theater, NYC.
JOURNEY TO THE OCEAN
Directed by Aya Ogawa. Presented by the Foundry Theatre and the Rubin Museum of Art, NYC, and created in collaboration with Adhikaar, Queens, NY and with members of the NYC/Nepalese immigrant community.