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Education

Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, JD

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, MFA in Writing

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois BA magna cum laude in English and Rhetoric

           ▪︎ Dean’s List ▪︎ Phi Beta Kappa ▪︎J. Kerker Quinn Rhetoric Award ▪︎ ŸAmerican Academy of Poets Prize

Projects

(IN DEVELOPMENT) The Pocho Project (DRAMATURG/WRITER)

Autoethnographic multimedia performance project by choreographer James Moreno

Performing Home (CURATOR/PRODUCER)

Links Hall, Chicago (2017)

Partially funded by Illinois Humanities; Partner program of the Chicago Architecture Biennial

The Anti-Inauguration: An Emergency Cabaret (CURATOR/PRODUCER)

High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago (2017)

body ±  New Works in Dance and Technology (CURATOR/PRODUCER)

High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago (2016)

The Sun King, Elements Contemporary Ballet (TEXT CONTRIBUTOR/DRAMATURG CONSULTANT)

Premiere: Pritzker Paviliion (2014). Studebaker Theater (2016]

human, next: a performance for dancers, projection, and video monitors (DRAMATURG/TOURING MANAGER)

James Moreno + Benjamin Rosenthal (Lawrence, KS)

NYC Premiere: the CURRENT SESSIONS: Volume 4, Issue I (2014)

Chicago Premiere: High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago (2016)

Self-Deportation:  The Untold Tale of a Marginal Woman (Film Short) (CO-PRODUCER)

Chicago premiere: Facets Cinematheque (2015)

NYC premiere: Anthology Film Archives (2015)

Film Festivals: CreActive International Film Festival; Blow-Up Arthouse Film Festival
Videodrunk (Toronto) -
Intertoto Prize; Pineapple Underground Film Festival (Hong Kong)
Mosaic World Film Festival; Korea Expat Film Festival (South Korea)
CineBodega Film Festival; DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival; Ithaca Pan Pacific American Film Festival; ABSINTHE Pop Art; Speechless Film Festival

(Partially funded by the Illinois Arts Council)

Mojo Hobo: The Video (Music video) (PRODUCER/ASS'T DIRECTOR)

Film Festivals: North Portland Unknown Film Festival/Unknown TV

Chicago premiere: Liars Club (2014)

Other Relevant Professional Experience

High Concept Labs

Institutional Incubation Program Member (2016-2017)

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (Contract Prof.)

Courses: “Images of Law in Film”; “Law & Culture”; “Legal Writing”

 Facets Film School, Facets Multimedia, Chicago, IL (Instructor, 2006, 2008)

 Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Lecturer: “Writing About Film”; “Creative Writing I,” “Verse Writing,” “Theories of Law, Theories of Film”

Director of Research: Black Periodical Literature Project (Henry Louis Gates Jr., Dir.)

Publications

"Moved by a Motion Not its Own: Some Notes on Dance in Film," Facets Cinematheque Blog (Mar. 2015)

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