Podcasting

In 2018 I launched Nobody Knows, a comedic question-and-answer podcast with Mason Rosenthal. Each 5-minute episode begins with a listener's question to which Mason (in his title role as "Nobody") records an answer and then sends me the recording to edit, sound design, and release online. The series began as a sequel to our play, Nobody's Home, and drew in over 1,000 listeners within its first month of release.

Sample episodes:

Above: Shots from the Nobody Knows installation at the 2018 Fun-A-Day Art Show in Philadelphia.

Graphics for the Oppressed

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When I started facilitating Theatre of the Oppressed workshops in 2008, I realized that there wasn't a body of graphics to support that work. So I started one and made them publicly available for anyone practicing Theatre of the Oppressed. I've seen them repurposed by groups all over the world, including accompanying texts in Greek, Hebrew and Turkish.

 

Some of these graphics are for use with specific Theatre of the Oppressed techniques, such as Cop in the Head and Rainbow of Desire. Others can be used by anybody exploring a particular topic, such as gender, race, dis/ability, or rifts in one's community.. 

See the full roster of free-use Theatre of the Oppressed graphics here.

Celebrate People's History

Jana Sanskriti Poster

I contributed this blockprint to the Celebrate People's History poster series after visiting the Jana Sanskriti Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed in West Bengal, just before the publication of the poster series in book form by the Feminist Press.

Series curator Josh MacPhee writes, "The Celebrate People’s History posters are rooted in the do-it-yourself tradition of mass-produced and distributed political propaganda, but detoured to embody principles of democracy, inclusion, and group participation in the writing and interpretation of history. It’s rare today that a political poster is celebratory, and when it is, it almost always focuses on a small canon of male individuals: MLK, Ghandi, Che, or Mandela. Rather than create another exclusive set of heroes, I’ve generated a diverse set of posters that bring to life successful moments in the history of social justice struggles. To that end, I’ve asked artists and designers to find events, groups, and people who have moved forward the collective struggle of humanity to create a more equitable and just world. The posters tell stories from the subjective position of the artists, and are often the stories of underdogs, those written out of history. The goal of this project is not to tell a definitive history, but to suggest a new relationship to the past."

In 2018 Celebrate People's History: the Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution was published in Korean and the posters continue to exhibit all over the world.

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Reproduce Y Rebélate / Reproduce & Revolt

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In 2008 I contributed several prints to the Reproduce Y Rebélate/Reproduce & Revolt, a bilingual collection of political graphics granted by the creators to the public domain, to be freely used on political posters, flyers, and campaigns. 

Some of these prints also appeared in the anthologies Globalize Liberation (City Lights, 2004) and Paper Politics: Socially Engaged Printmaking Today (PM Press, 2009).

"In Times of Silence" is based on a quote from Judith Malina of the Living Theatre for a show about Palestine. "Our Eyes Need Art" and "Land/Roof" were developed for the show Espaço E Ideias about protest movements in the U.S. and Brazil. "First They Ignore You..." is adapted from the words of Mahatma Gandhi. 

Fables of Flight and Falling

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From 2008 to 2010 I wrote a cycle of allegories that I adapted into blockprints, dioramas, and then miniature theatre performances. These were featured at the Great Small Works international Toy Theater Festival in New York, at the Banners and Cranks Festival in Chicago, the Black Sheep Festival in Pittsburgh, and at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art