2015 Lang Summer Intensives Faculty
The Politics of Space, Value and (Im)Permanence
Lemon is a choreographer, director, writer, artist, and curator and the artistic director of Cross Performance, Inc. He develops intellectually rigorous and experimental performances that are as socially and politically resonant as they are personal. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (2009) and a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award (2012). In 2009, he was an IDA fellow at Stanford University. For the fall 2011 semester, he was a visiting critic with the Yale University, School of Art, Sculpture Department. He organized Some sweet day—a three-week dance series at the Museum of Modern Art (2012). Most recently, he was the 2013 Annenberg Fellow at the Museum of Modern Art.
The Transformation of Experience: Thirteen Ways of Looking at--or Rather, Writing About
Susan Choi is the author of four novels. Her first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction. Her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her third novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. In 2010 she was named the Inaugural recipient of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award. Her most recent novel, My Education, received a 2014 Lammy Award. A recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, she lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, Pete Wells, and their sons.
Inside Documentaries: What's the Story?
Editor Penelope Falk is best known for her work on Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, which won her an Excellence in Editing award at the Sundance Film Festival. Other selected film credits include Maidentrip (winner of the SXSW Audience Award), The New Public (winner of the Golden Cine Award), Smile ’Til It Hurts (premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival), Toots (premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival), Stagedoor (debuted at the New York Film Forum). Partial TV film credits include Marvin Hamlisch: What I Did For Love (American Experience), Josh Groban: A YoungArts Master Class (HBO), Election Day (POV), Unfinished Country (Wide Angle), and Afghan Stories (the Sundance Channel).
Andrew Haeg is a veteran journalist, design thinker, and crowdsourcing pioneer. His career has included work as a public radio reporter, a correspondent for the international current affairs magazine The Economist, a co-founder of the Public Insight Network at American Public Media, and a Knight Fellow at Stanford University. He's the founder of Groundsource, and is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mercer University's Center for Collaborative Journalism.