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I Am Soil Breaking Off
Direction / Writing

Writing/Direction: Paloma Sierra

Translation: Abigail Salmon

Animation: Andrew Edwards

Score: Dusty Sanders

Audio Engineering: Sebastian Gutierrez

Funding: City of Asylum, RADical ImPAct Grant, and Carnegie Mellon Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier

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Every Word I Say to You
Direction / Writing

Writing/Direction: Paloma Sierra

Animation: Supawat Vitoorapakorn

Score: Andrew Abrahamsen

Funding: City of Asylum, RADical ImPAct Grant, and Carnegie Mellon Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier

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Let This Be
Direction / Writing

Writing/Direction: Paloma Sierra

Animation: Remy Davison

Score: Eric Matthew Richardson

Funding: City of Asylum, RADical ImPAct Grant, and Carnegie Mellon Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier

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F*ck Birthdays
Lighting Design

Writing/Direction: Victoria Bartolotta

Cinematography: Nicholas McMillan

Production Management: Sidney Rubinowicz

Production Design: Rosie Villano

Lighting Design: Paloma Sierra

Sound Assistant: Olav Carter

Costumes: Khailah Johnson

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(in)alienable
Production Design

Direction: Jack Dentinger

Production: The Bellwether Project

Photography Direction: Kevin Galloway

Production Design: Paloma Sierra, Sasha Mieles

Costume Design: Nikki LoPinto

Sound Design: Javi Galarza

Media Design: Katy Fetrow

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Teaching Yourself How to Die Fast
Art Direction / Set Decorator

Direction: Grace McCarthy

Production: Carnegie Mellon Drama

Co-Production: Grace McCarthy

Photography Director: Alexander Cronin

Production Design: Christian Fleming

Art Direction / Set Decoration: Paloma Sierra, Sasha Mieles

Costume Design: Meng Han Yeh

Sound Design: Javi Galarza

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Gazebo
Art Direction / Set Decorator

Writing/Direction: Molly Gandour

Production: Ashley George

Music: Andrew Fox, Kent Kercher

Cinematography: Kay Hung

Costume Design: Aaron Crosby

Production Design: Erin Blake

Editorial Department: Jonathan Fred Schneider

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Acting for the Camera
Production Assistance

Supported director Randy Kovitz with film production and rehearsals for a 20-student tv and film acting class for Carnegie Mellon’s drama conservatory.

Managed props, video, sound, and lighting equipment to ensure continuity and script stability during production and post of 25+ scenes per semester.

Between Poetry and Performance
Direction / Curation

Featured Artists: Jasminne Mendez, Monica Prince, Takeo Rivera, Andrew Edwards, Anya Pearson, Remy Davison, and Danny Cho

Project Description
A free virtual workshop series that invites writers of all experience levels to reimagine poetry through theater and film. How can these mediums get words into motion, and push poetry into action?

Production History
The workshop series was hosted by City of Asylum, and curated by Paloma Sierra as the Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County 2020-2021.

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Home Language
Direction / Curation / Co-Production

Project Description
A collaboration between artists, writers, and translators from diverse backgrounds to showcase the story of Pittsburgh - a story that crosses language barriers.

The initiative was part of a year-long research on translation and arts, in collaboration with Abigail Salmon; and was supported by Carnegie Mellon's Dietrich Honors Fellowship Program, and Charles C. Dawe Memorial Award.

Production History
The exhibition took place at Assemble, as part of Penn Ave Art District's First Fridays event (March 2019). A print publication followed the exhibit and is available at Assemble, City of Asylum, and other local organizations.