Shorts from my ongoing collaboration with the producers of the new play, "Night Witches." Based off the incredible true story of the Soviet 46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment during World War II, this extraordinary piece of ensemble theatre was devised over the course of a month long residency at Ground Rush Farms in Culpeper, Virginia.
Find out more here.
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
When my friend Zoe Lohmann and I participated in a video residency at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust on the island of Jersey in the UK, we immediately noticed that the gorillas and orang-utans at their wildlife park became guarded and suspicious as soon as the big scary camera came out.
With the help of Jon Stark, one of the ape experts at Durrell, we came up with a solution to the problem. We bolted my GoPro camera into a Pelican Case filled with raisins, with a hole cut out for the lens, and threw it into the apes' enclosures.
Click here to learn more about Durrell.
St. Peter's Church Summer Camp
A children's summer camp that provides vital support to the large immigrant community in Port Chester, NY. Run by St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the camp is completely secular, and provides fun summer activities as well as necessary services like meals, summer homework help, language support, and extended hours to accommodate parents' complicated work schedules.
The Martin Luther King Institute for Nonviolence
The MLK Institute for Nonviolence teaches the history and philosophy of the Civil Rights movement by hosting workshops, programming speakers, holding community events, and maintaining the MLK Freedom Library in White Plains, NY.
Puppetry in Practice
This Brooklyn based nonprofit brings animation and puppetry workshops into NYC public schools. The teaching artists coordinate with teachers' curriculums to get students excited about learning and collaborating.