Resume

NON-PROFIT DIRECTOR

Brighter Brains Institute (Founder/Director 2013-present); Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology (Managing Director 2012, 2015); The Kids Co-op (Founder/Director 2004-2008); Hyena Comedy Institute (Founder/Director 1999-2004)

PERFORMANCES (venues)

P. S. 122 (New York); Dixon Place (New York); Cleveland Performance Art Festival; Hallwalls Arts Center (Buffalo, NY); Long Beach Convention Center; Burbage Theater (Los Angeles); Drama Club (Santa Fe, New Mexico); Tulane Exchange (Albuquerque); The Gypsy, (Las Vegas); Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco); Actor’s Theater (Santa Cruz); WORKS (San Jose); Beyond Baroque (Venice); Highways (Santa Monica); Attic Theater (Hollywood); Cowell Theater (San Francisco); Theater Artaud (San Francisco); The Marsh (San Francisco)

GRANTS & AWARDS

“ Gas, Grub & Grammar” poetry tour (funded by Mouth Almighty, Mercury Records); San Francisco Poetry Slam Co-Champion: Artist-In-Residence, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California; “The Anarchist’s Vomit” performance funded in a film by Witter Bynner Center for Poetry ; “I Wanna Future” (performance art) funded by Zellerbach Family Fund”;  I Wanna Future” funded by Fleischhacker Foundation; “Miracles of the Flesh” (performance art) funded by New Langton Arts;  “Miracles of the Flesh” funded by Foundation for Contemporary Performance Art;  “The Flight” funded by Davis Arts Commission; “Poo-tai-toi” (Davis Literary Anthology ) funded by Davis Arts Commission; Transhumanist Survey - funded by Terasem Foundation; “Longevity Meme Contest” - funded by Maximum Life Foundation

COLUMNIST / JOURNALIST

“Local Intelligence” weekly columnist for New York Times / Bay Citizen; “Naked World” daily columnist for Salon.com; “Odd Barking” columnist for SFGate.com; “Urban Animal” weekly columnist for SFGate.com; “Frisco Utopia” weekly columnist for SF Metropolitan; “How-To” columnist for Gettingit.com; GreatSchools.org frequent contributor; Salon.com frequent contributor; Blogger for World Futurist Society; IEET Think Tank (Institute for Ethics in Emerging Technologies) frequent contributor; theJewishNewsPlace.com weekly columnist; Gettingit.com frequent contributor: “Civic Stench” monthly political columnist for North Mission News; “Uncivil Servant” metro columnist for sfmodo.com; Contributor to HplusMagazine.com, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Pets.comSFMetropolitan

PUBLICATIONS

Author - Invent Utopia Now; Contributor - Transcendence: the Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity; Contributed - “Confessions of a Lesbian Sperm Donor” to Life As We Know It, published by Salon.com; Contributed - “Lab-Grown Meat Will Positively Impact the Planet” to Cenage publication; Contributed - “William, I Giggled With Your Girlfriend” to The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry; Contributed - “Commie Wants a Trust Fund” to La Voz, Santa Fe, New Mexico — Spanish translation; Contributed - “1974: Summer In Davis” to Madison Review; Editor, Contributor - The Davis Literary Anthology; Editor, Contributor - CUPID

PRODUCER / DIRECTOR / ADMINISTRATOR

Hyena Comedy Institute (founder, director); North Beach Street Utopia 2010 — co-producer; "Eros Evolving" conference on the future of love, sex, and marriage - producer; Atheist Film Festival (San Francisco — founder, producer; Capuchin Cabaret (Monteverde, Costa Rica) founder, producer; Hyena Comedy All-Stars (50 performances in San Francisco Bay Area) — founder, producer; Buddhist Performance Festival (San Francisco) — founder, producer; Muslim Performance Festival (La Pena, Berkeley) — co-founder, co-producer; Full Frontal Rudity (Theater Rhinoceros, San Francisco) — director; DADA Festival (San Francisco) — founder, producer ; Hyena Cabaret (Davis, Berkeley, San Francisco) — founder, producer

FILM PRESENTATIONS

“Poetry Allowed” (documentary, Santa Fe, New Mexico); “Anarchist’s Vomit” (University of Prague, Czech Republic); “Anarchist’s Vomit” (University of Mexico City); “Sally” (The Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, Germany); “The Green Man” (American Film Institute); “You Be The Judge” (Layers magazine, shortLeash Productions); “Natasha, You Thought I Was Gay” (YouTube.com); "Cannibal Dance Party" (Paseo de Stella Auditorium, Monteverde)

TEACHING

“The Comic Monologue”(UC Berkeley Extension); “Finding Your Comic Voice” (The Writing Salon, San Francisco); “Subversive Humor” (New College of California); “The Art of Comedy ” (guest lecturer, San Francisco State); “Text & Image” (guest lecturer, Art Center School of Design, Pasadena); “Performance Art” (guest lecturer, California College of Arts & Crafts); “Performance Art” (guest lecturer at Cleveland Art Institute); “Solo Performance” (The Writing Parlor, San Francisco); “Solo Performance” (San Francisco Buddhist Center) PreSchool Director, Bernal Kids Co-op & Mission Kids Co-op