Upcoming Performances & Productions

Poetry happy hour, with TBD, Inkwood Books, Tampa, FL, Friday, June 16, 7-9pm

Bryant Park Poetry Series, with Alicia Ostriker, Marilyn Hacker, and Grace Schulman, Bryant Park, NYC, Tuesday, June 20, 7pm

Live music and poetry, with Annie Bacon and The Singer & The Songwriter, Dogwood, Beacon, NY, Wednesday, June 21, 8pm

Oye Group presents Egg Up! Hen & God Book Tour Launch Party, TBD, NYC, June 2017

Joaquin Miller Poetry Series, Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, Washington, D.C., June 25, 3pm

TBD, Nashville, TN, June 2017

Selected Past Performances & Productions

The Word Works Authors! with Annik Adey-Babinski, Nathalie Anderson, Jessica Cuello, David Eye, Anne Pelletier, Roger Sedarat, Fritz Ward, and Mary Sherman Willis, 50th annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference,Walls of Books, Washington, D.C., February 2017

The Word Works Strikes Again! Hostelling International, Washington, DC, February 2017

At The Inkwell Spring Poetry Series, KGB Bar, NYC, March 2016

Creator, Artistic Director, Playwright, Producer. Puppets & Poets, a hybrid arts festival with performances and educational programs for youth, family, and mature audiences, presented by Alphabet Arts at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The Bushwick Starr, NYC, annually 2011-15. 

Featured Poet. Brooklyn Gypsies presents Ghetto Hors D’oeuvres, collaborative performances by poets and rappers addressing gentrification, presented at The Bushwick Starr and JACK, NYC, annually 2013-15. 

Playwright, Director, Performer. Fable of the Flying Fox, a puppet poem by Alphabet Arts featured in Great Small Works’ 10th International Toy Theater Festival, St. Ann’s Warehouse, NYC, June 2013.

Participating Poet. Walt Whitman “Song of Myself” Marathon, Brooklyn Bridge Park, NYC, 2011-13. 

Playwright, Producer. Puppets Got Talent, an interactive talent competition with rotating puppet contestants presented by Alphabet Arts in various indoor and outdoor NYC venues, 2010-12.  

Featured Poet, Creator, Curator. Toy Poets Theater, a collection of puppet poems performed by Alphabet Arts and special guests at Great Small Works’ 9th International Toy Theater Festival, St. Ann’s Warehouse, NYC, June 2010.

Playwright, Producer. City of Hamburgers, a puppet play adapted from The Simpsons’ Mike Reiss’ children’s book presented by Alphabet Arts in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues in NYC and CT, 2009-Present. 

Featured Poet with headliner Matthea Harvey. Chin Music Reading Series, Pacific Standard, NYC, November 2008.

Guest Poet Laureate. Poem In Your Pocket Day, Mark Twain IS 239, Brooklyn, NY, April 2008.

Headlining Poet, Magnet Theater’s Under the Influence Series, NYC, May 2007. Performed with an improvisational comedy troupe who (re)acted to my poems.

Commissioned Playwright. Two Minute Tales, Bay Area Children's Theatre, San Francisco, CA, 2005.  Created a comedic verse play adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess & the Pea” for an original family production that toured throughout northern California.

Commissioned Poet. “Still Life With Blackberries.” California State University, Northridge, May 2005. Original poem set to music by Dorothy Caimano in classical composition for soprano and piano.

Dramaturge. Blood Wedding by Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by Mina Morita, produced by Breaking Ground Collective. Live Oak Theater, Berkeley, CA, 2004. 

Playwright. Taping Ducks, a one-act feminist farce about the exercise industry, women, and aging created through improvisational rehearsals with a collaborative of female actors and puppeteers. Presented in the Body Shop Festival, Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA, April 2004. 

Featured Poet with headliner Steve Kowit, Language of the Soul, 16th Annual San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, November 1999.