When Jacqueline Woodson, a writer of beautiful and arresting works, agreed to host and curate a National Sawdust+ program – quickly tapping her “dream team” Toshi Reagon and Carl Hancock Rux to join her – I knew we were in for a powerful evening. But I had no idea it would prove so provocative an experience, eliciting reactions from the audience that ranged from deep sadness to tremendous inspiration on that cold December night.
About Elena Park
In her colorful career in the arts and media, Elena Park has worked as producer, curator, writer, and communications executive. Her award-winning programs include HD shows for the Metropolitan Opera, beamed live to movie theaters in 70 countries, and WNYC Radio specials exploring seminal works of artists from Whitman to Wagner. She has produced events for New York City’s leading venues, from talks at uptown museums to concerts in downtown venues.