Per ATHE guidelines:
A performer is an artist who studies a role in a play, builds a character based on the playwright’s and the director’s concept, and then interprets the character in public performance or a creative participant in the developmental process in devised work where the performance is created with or w/o text.
The playwright is the artist who writes the play, which serves as the foundation for exploration and performance by a creative ensemble.
Each assessed by a mastery of production expertise, historical context, and collaborative skills.
Drawing from a variety of techniques and methodologies—notably Augusto Boal’s Theatre for the Oppressed and The Rainbow of Desire the creation of this piece allowed me to engage in a creative, community engaged dialogue about the image of the “unbreakable black woman” as personified by the story of Sandra Bland’s detainment, violent arrest, and unfortunate death.
Focus: Racial Equality, Black Lives Matters Movement
A theatrical production that embodies creative resistance against oppressive gender stereotypes and domestic violence, Being B.A.D. is a piece about personal acceptance and redemption from the cycle of abuse. In the wake of the #MeToo and Times Up movements, this applied theatre work is relevant to our community in providing insight to a cathartic resolution and engaging in civil dialogue.
Focus: Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Awareness, #MeToo Movement, Times Up
Personifying creative resistance against social inequality, Pedigree is a solo piece about personal acceptance and recovery from the inexplicit influences of racial hatred. In the wake of the revitalization of the Black Lives Matter Movement, this work highlights my personalized artistic concept of “performative resistance through narrative”.
Focus: Black Lives Matter Movement, Performance of Protest, Art as Activism
I utilize the practices and criterion set forth by governing tenure and promotion guidelines of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). ATHE serves as a strong advocate for maintaining that system through the establishing and sustaining of tenure-track and tenured positions for faculty in the field of theatre and performance studies.