Diane Exavier

writer | theatermaker | educator


(after)care @ Kings County Hospital

Wed - Sun, 12 - 7 pm | 451 Clarkson Avenue (map)

Organized by No Longer Empty’s Curatorial Lab in partnership with Kings County Hospital, (after)care re-envisions a former emergency waiting room as a creative community space of remembrance, possibility, and celebration of care within and beyond hospital walls. (after)care features works by artists working in a variety of media, including video, installation, writing, painting, photography, printed matter, and mixed media: Pamella Allen, Bobby Anspach, Quinci Baker, Chloë Bass, Damien Davis, Diane Exavier, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Charlie Gross, Kathryn Ko, Taja Lindley, Jenny Polak, Malik Roberts, Sol Sax, Tattfoo Tan, Larry Weekes, and Ezra Wube.


photo Prose—Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection @ ICP Museum

6:30pm | 250 Bowery (map)

NYC: An evening of dynamic poetry readings featuring direct responses to photographs in Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection. This event is co-curated with the Poetry Society of America. Participating poets include Angel Nafis, Matthea Harvey, Christopher Soto, Robert Polito, Diane Exavier, Desiree C. Bailey, Rowan Ricardo Phillips, and Paolo Javier.


Starr Reading series @ Bushwick Starr

8pm | 207 Starr Street (map)

Brooklyn: The Starr Reading Series celebrates explorations of the plays of the city's most exciting playwrights, featuring new work from artists approaching theater in unexpected ways. Always at 8, always free!

In HOTFIREPOETICS, a winter whiter than most forces a man to venture to the land of the dead to bring back his wife, whose spirit has other plans all while the next door neighbor is watching in this ghost story/elegy/spiral into the erotics of grief. Directed by Whitney White.


hold(ing) Tight @ Woskob family Gallery

146 South Allen Street (map)

Guest-curated by Mark Joshua Epstein and Stina Puotinen, Hold(ing) Tight is a group exhibition about both the physical space of a waiting room and the sensation of waiting itself. In a time of political and social uncertainty, the artists ask their audience to hold tight to their beliefs, to each other, and to a vision for a bright future. The exhibition includes works by Mark Joshua Epstein, Diane Exavier, Ruth Freeman, Hein Koh, Alison Kuo, Stina Puotinen, and Denise Treizman.


Building Brave Spaces @ ICA Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive (map)

Boston: Ten years after the first-ever national Teen Convening, this fall, the ICA will host Building Brave Spaces: Mobilizing Teen Arts Education, an unprecedented gathering to reflect and build upon the knowledge and field-wide progress made in teen arts education over the past decade. Panel: Where Are They Now? Exploring Long-term Impacts of Teen Programs in Art Museums (Sat, Nov. 3, 10:30am)


Cosmic Commons @ Alpha Space

6pm | 1467 Bedford Avenue (map)

Brooklyn: A You Are Here happening featuring an immersive installation, performance, visual/video art, healers, live music, DJs, dancing, and more.


Open Engagement @ Queens Museum

3pm | New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park (map)

Queens: Part of the Open Engagement Conference, Haiti Cultural Exchange will present on Lakou NOU – OUR Yard: Artist-led Community Sustainability and Social Engagement.


Publicly Complex @ Ada Books

6pm | 717 Westminster Street (map)

Providence: Reading w/ Rachel Hughes and Kathline Carr in the latest installment of Publicly Complex at Ada Books, hosted by Kate Schapira.


End to Avoid Damage @ Westmont College

7:30pm | Westmont College (map)

Santa Barbara: The premiere of a specially commissioned play at Westmont College featuring students from the Theatre Arts Department.


Atis Angaje @ Haiti Cultural Exchange (Five Myles Gallery)

6pm | 558 St. John's Place (map)

Brooklyn: Marking the launch of this series, the Atis Angaje Panel discussion features Haitian and Haitian-American artists who discuss their experience building their artistic practice and engaging with social justice and socially engaged work.

Panelists include Monvelyno Alexis, Jessica St. Vil Ulysse, and Michèle Voltaire Marcelin. The conversation will be moderated by Lakou NOU 2017 artist Diane Exavier.


Reportage (Each Body is a Miracle: Part 3) @ Brooklyn Fete

7pm | 1515 Nostrand Avenue (map)

Brooklyn: The culmination of Each Body Is a Miracle. A celebration of Good Blood and the 2017 Lakou NOU residency with more floral crown making, snacks, and excerpted readings from Good Blood

Community Crafting (Each BODY IS A MIRACLE: Part 2) @ East Flatbush Brooklyn Public Library

5:30pm | 9612 Church Avenue (map)

Brooklyn: As part of Each Body is a Miracle with Lakou NOU, Haiti Cultural Exchange's artist residency program, a floral crown making workshop for participants of all ages in East Flatbush. Inspired by Haitian traditions, participants are welcome to make floral accessories and sit for portraits with their creations. Free and open to the public. 



FLEA FRIDAYS @ The Flea Theater

5:30pm | 20 Thomas Street (map)

NYC: Flea Fridays is a monthly happy-hour cabaret series before the 7pm curtain. Look for musicians, solo performers, and alternative theater artists all exploring a single question per show. First up: What does home mean to you? Featuring performances by Diane Exavier, Rebecca Rad + Starr Busby, Julia Anrather, The Lobbyists, and the Fridays.


Teaches of Peaches @ The Atlas Review

Anytime | Anywhere

Online: Teaches of Peaches is now available for pre-order at The Atlas Review. On Teaches of Peaches: "Exavier encourages us to fall through that grief chasm with her. And grief is a funny thing in this collection. Grief is a disavowal. Grief is a cat named Peaches." Free shipping throughout September.


Writers in Action @ New Dramatists

2pm | 424 West 44th Street (map)

NYC: The Flea Theater/Brown University Project Residency presents brief excerpts from Good Blood by Diane Exavier + The Utterances by Carlos Sirah.



Good Blood + The UtteranceS @ Manhattan Theatre Club Rehearsal Studios

2pm + 6pm | 311 West 43rd Street (map)

NYC: The Flea Theater/Brown University Project Residency presents sharings of MFA thesis plays: Good Blood by Diane Exavier (directed by Lilleth Glimcher) + The Utterances by Carlos Sirah (directed by Marina McClure).


Publicly Complex @ Ada Books

6pm | 717 Westminster Street (map)

Providence: Reading w/ Desiree C. Bailey in the latest installment of Publicly Complex at Ada Books, hosted by Kate Schapira.


ANTHOLOGY | Vol. 18 @ Brown University

7pm | 154 Angell Street (map)

Providence: Presenting Blame the Season @ the 18th installment of the Anthology Graduate Reading Series at the Granoff Center for the Arts @ Brown University. 


Explosions from the Other Canon @ Brown University

8pm | 154 Angell Street (map)

Providence: Presenting Rehearsing Remembers, a response to Adrienne Kennedy's An Evening With Dead Essex, in collaboration with Marcel Mascaro as part of Explosions from the Other Canon