Curator of the Special Effects Festival (2014-2018)

Artist driven and oriented, Special Effects Festival gathers experimental performance works by practitioners exploring contemporary issues. Drawing on a network of over 7K artists who are part of contemporaryperformance.com, the festival samples the diversity and richness of the discipline of performance and presents an open forum for critical thinking on the issues of the day.

Curated Artist:

  • 2018 – Becca Blackwell, Philip Gates (CMU19), Maiko Kikuchi, Jeremy O. Harris, Alex Borinsky, Zoë Geltman. Cara Francis, and Rachel Kauder Nalebuff
  • 2017 – Lisa Clair Group, Sara Lyons (CMU 18), Heather Litteer, Jordan Martin, Jaime Allyce Wright, Joe Castle Baker, Jill Pangallo
  • 2016 – David Commander/ Rob Ramirez, Eric F. Avery, Lisa Parra, Daniel Pinheiro, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Zavé Martohardjono, Cara Francis, Renegade Performance Group, Angela Washko (CMU Art Faculty), Eleanor Bishop (CMU 17)
  • 2015 – Adrienne Truscott, Colin Self, Institute for New Feeling (CMU Art Faculty), Heather Litteer, Chi Chi Valenti, Marti Beaut, Vangeline
  • 2014 – Jill Pangallo, M. Lamar, Fitzgerald & Stapleton Dance Theatre, Nick Lehane, David Commander, Molly Haslund, Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble, Amber Martin, Nath Ann Carrera, Jeffrey Owen Ralston