Performance Ethnography


I WAS NEVER ALONE, an ethnographic play about living with mobility impairments in Russia, 2015-2018

Production Photo by James Carmody. Molly Maslak as Anya and Judy Bauerlein as Larissa in a 2016 staged reading of I WAS NEVER ALONE. Anya talks on the phone, while Larissa, wearing a red sweatshirt, yellow cleaning gloves, and a kerchief over her hair holds the phone to Anya's ear. Production Photo by James Carmody of a Staged Workshop of I WAS NEVER ALONE at UCSD. Jason Dorwart as Rudak. Rudak wears a knitted black skull cap and a brown tshirt, and looks to the left, close up on his face with dramatic stage lighting.


DO YOU LIKE THIS INSTALLATION?, an ethnographic installation, 2013

UP THE RAMP, BUT NOT IN THE DOOR, work in progress, April 2011

CRAFTING SELVES, an ethnographic installation, December 2011

dioRAMA, multimedia collaboration/installation, 2007, Brooklyn Open Studios


July 2007-August 2009: as part of CEC ArtsLink’s Open World Team, worked to produce, publicize, and facilitate visiting performers’, film directors’, and literary writers’ NYC events, including:

July 2009, New Russian Contemporary Dance, Judson Church

August 2009, New Russian Performance, Storefront for Art and Architecture

July 2008, New Russian Contemoporary Dance, Baryshnikov Arts Center

April 2008, The Anthology of Contemporary Russian Poetry, McNally Robinson Bookstore

and others.

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Programming, event production, and committee co-chair for ETHNOGRAPHY & DESIGN: MUTUAL PROVOCATIONS, a conference featuring workshops, art exhibition, and round table panels on innovative ethnographic methods.

The ADA Legacy Project at UNC-CH: An Oral History of Disability Rights at Carolina, a digital archive of student-produced oral histories, project coordinator and website editor

Co-curated & promoted CEC ArtsLink’s New Russian Film series at Pravda Bar in Soho, 2008

Exhibition featuring select work by four InsideOut Gallery artists in conjunction with Disability Awareness Month, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, 2005

And contributed to several other exhibitions at the InsideOut Gallery as a curatorial intern, including an exhibition at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, 2004