Jaimie Warren

Bergen Basin Vandalia Older Adult Center
"Making TV Magic : Performance, Storytelling, Crafts & Costumes"
Pronouns: she / her / they / them
Artistic Discipline: StorytellingPerforming Arts
Category: SU-CASA
Grant Year: 2023
Location: East New York

Jaimie Warren is a multidisciplinary artist and Co-Founder/Co-Creator of the community arts project Whoop Dee Doo (www.whoopdeedoo.org). Since 2006, Whoop Dee Doo has created over 50 large-scale commissioned projects for organizations including SFMOMA, The Smart Museum (Chicago), Loyal (Sweden), The Contemporary (Baltimore), and The High Line (NYC), among others. Warren is a NYFA Fellow in Interdisciplinary Arts, and she has worked with NYC public schools and with organizations including the Museum of Modern Art, the Art21 Education Department, the Museum of Art & Design, Pioneer Works, Dia:Beacon, Dia:Chelsea, BRIC, Abrons Arts Center, and the Brooklyn Arts Council SU-CASA Program for older adults. Warren received a United States Presidential Teaching Award presented by Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. in 2013.

"Making TV Magic" will use the platform of a variety television show to share our life stories, lessons, talents, skills and interests. Informed by initial introductions and storytelling, we will create multiple segments that could range from how-to demonstrations to fashion, cooking, talent and talk-show presentations. We will learn the basics of filmmaking (lighting, green screen and camera demos), and will construct set backdrops, props, and/or costumes to accompany our programs. These workshops will emphasize our unique histories and talents, and serve as a fun and collaborative way to honor and document our life experiences.