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!
The City University of New York, CUNY, has featured me as one of their Pride of the City profiles. You can read about what I'll be doing in India and about the new play in the works!
I've contributed to a discussion on the role of the artist in a conflict zone.
The Mantle provides a forum for the next generation of leaders to be heard—a space for opinions that are different from those found in traditional, established outlets.
The piece was also excerpted by the World Policy Institute's blog.
For more of my writing, please view my Emmy Award winning T.V. series We Are New York .
And for more information about artists as activists visit FreeDimensional a wonderful organization helping artists targeted by repression and violence.
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.