Creative Production + Public Programming

I also work as a Creative Producer, driven by a values-based work engine tuned toward amplifying voices and stories that highlight the complexity of our culture and society.

I believe in the power of questions more than the certainty of answers.


Current projects include

Iphigenia

A new opera by Wayne Shorter (composer) and Esperanza Spalding (libretto), directed by Penny Woolcock.

More info coming soon!

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NationalSawdust+: performance and conversation

A lively performance and conversation series, curated by Elena Park, in which luminaries from across disciplines share their passion for music and explore ideas, making surprising connections. The series taps artists and thinkers from theater, film and visual art, literature, science and beyond, to create insightful programs that reflect their own interests. Whether through live performances, conversations, or readings, each program has its own alchemy, engaging the audience in new and unexpected ways. Often topical, and always imaginative, National Sawdust+ is an ideal space for those with curiosity, adventure, and vision.

The series has featured musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Esperanza Spalding, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, Caroline Shaw, Du Yun, Pussy Riot, and Radiolab's Jad Abumrad; visual artists Marina Abramovic, Carrie Mae Weems, Mickalene Thomas, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths; writers Maria Popova (brainpickings.org), Doreen St. Felix (The New Yorker), and Jacqueline Woodson; and directors Julie Taymor, Michael Mayer, and Richard Eyre, among many more.

 With Yo-Yo Ma and Maria Popova | Photo by Jill Steinberg

With Yo-Yo Ma and Maria Popova | Photo by Jill Steinberg

Public Programming + Audience Engagement

Moderator | Composer Panel

Brooklyn Youth Chorus | Silent Voice: If You Listen Concert @ National Sawdust | April 28, 2018

Panelists: Julia Adolphe, Olga Bell, Paola Prestini, Shelley Washington, and Bora Yoon.


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Moderator + Co-Producer                       Tackling Turandot: A Complex Cultural Puzzle

The Metropolitan Opera + Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA) @ MoCA

Panelists: Du Yun, composer | Will Berger, author + radio commentator | Woody Fu, comedian

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