(Un)solicited Productions: producing the work that you didn’t ask for, but your soul needs.
Long before a global pandemic hit us, I realized the inequities that my peers and I faced. Undersupported (emotionally) and under paid by theatrical institutions that called us family. These feelings were only exasperated by Covid-19 when so many of my friends found themselves in more financially viable situations because of PUA. While other friends found no assistance at all and startling silence from the “leaders” in our industry of how to support themselves and live during this. In an effort to make something new and more viable for everyone involved I want to imagine a company that prioritizes people and their creative visions over profit.
Currently, we are focused on creating digital short form content that can be created safely in the midst of Covid-19 and consumed for free because accessibility is the wave! As for the voices we are seeking to center, we want the stories that are frequently overlooked and undesirable because very few can imagine the world in which they would exist. Audiences and the powers that be have trouble imagining what they can't see. We want to work with the people who can see it and help them bring it to an audience who is hungry for nourishing entertainment, but are unsure of where to look.
"my dick is david duke" or the sad fat negress can't get a date
Why the f*ck are you so ashamed to love Black women — especially the fat ones? While we know the systemic culprits are anti-Blackness and fatphobia, this irreverent variety show offers an opportunity to skewer these 'norms' while centering fat Black women in all of their splendor, love and humanity.
'Skinny & White' aren't Character traits.In this paper i'll explain
A short YouTube series that discusses roles in the musical theatre canon that are historically played by white people. With my friend and dramaturg Colby Frederick, we analyze how the script describes the character in question and discuss the historical context of whether the character could be a person of color. Each episode ends with a song from the show sung by someone who normally wouldn’t be cast in the role.