Through theater, storytelling, and art we can creatively address real-world issues
and build spaces for interaction, dialogue and deeper engagement.
My work offers a picture of human connection and solidarity through art-making.
Welcome to artivista!
My new play, Tree of Seeds, is in development and after two staged readings in London and NYC.
It is being revised for possible production, contact me if you're interested.
I'm so grateful for the 8 months I had in India, thanks to the Fulbright-Nehru fellowship, to research and write it.
After a terrific workshop at the Asian American Writer's Workshop I am so pleased to have a series of short stories in the works.
One of the stories debuted at the Unpublished reading series in August!
T.V. Pilots in the Works
I'm working on three T.V. pilots and I'd love to pitch them to anyone interested in extraordinary stories of everyday Americans!
They include acrobatic horses, orphans and adoptees, and undocumented comic leads! Contact me and we'll tawk.
For more of my writing, please view my Emmy Award winning T.V. series We Are New York .
My Book :
Tellling Stories to Change the World
To order copies visit: Routledge Press
Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from across the globe--including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago--describe grassroots projects in which communities use storytelling as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.