Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts, Playwriting
The New School for Drama, 2006
Master of Arts, Creative Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies
San Francisco State University, 1990
Bachelor of Arts, Psychobiology
University of California at Santa Cruz, 1980

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Universities & Colleges
Hampshire College, Amherst, 07/07 to present
Associate Professor
•  designs and teaches theatre courses
•  advises undergraduate students
•  contributes to programmatic strategies
•  participates in college governance and community service
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 01/00 to 06/03
Visiting Assistant Professor
•  developed acting curriculum for BA students
•  taught beginning and intermediate acting
•  advised BA students
Minneapolis College of Art & Design, 09/98 to 12/01
Visiting Assistant Professor
•  developed liberal arts curriculum for BFA students
•  dramatic writing and acting
•  advised BFA students
Macalester College, Saint Paul, 03/96 to 12/02
Adjunct Professor
•  taught Haitian dance and folklore
•  choreographed and directed dance performances for annual concerts
Stanford University, Menlo Park, 03/94 to 06/94
Visiting Adjunct Professor
•  taught traditional Haitian dance and folklore
•  taught Dunham technique
City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, 01/91 to 06/93
Adjunct Professor
•  taught traditional Haitian dance and folklore
•  taught Dunham technique
•  choreographed and directed student performances
School of the Arts, San Francisco, 09/89 to 06/94
Artist-in-Residence
•  taught traditional Haitian dance and folklore
•  taught Dunham technique
•  choreographed and directed student performances

Academies & Community Organizations
American Musical & Dramatic Academy, NYC, 10/06 to 06/07
•  taught beginning acting and scene study
Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, 10/94 to 08/06
•  taught acting and writing workshops
•  directed student performances
The Loft, Minneapolis, 04/97 to 07/03
•  mentored young writers of color
•  taught dramatic writing
Performing Arts Workshop, San Francisco, 09/90 to 06/93
•  taught creative process to children (K-6)
•  developed and staged personal narratives with youth (ages 14-17)
Institute of Choreography, San Francisco, 06/90 to 6/94
•  taught traditional Haitian dance and folklore
•  taught Dunham technique
Third Wave Dance, San Francisco, 03/87 to 06/90
•  taught traditional Haitian dance and folklore
•  taught Dunham technique
Cadaques Dance Center, Barcelona, Spain, 06/85 to 12/85
•  taught traditional Haitian dance and folklore
•  taught Dunham technique

CONFERENCES
Panels & Performances

Fire & Ink: Witness, Advocacy for GLBT People of African Descent, Detroit, 2015
•  Presenter/Workshop: ‘Writing/Embodying Autobiography’
•  Performer: sash & trim – staged reading
•  Performer: The Messiah Complex by Nia Witherspoon – staged reading
Festival of Original Theatre (FOOT): Queer(ing) Performance, University of Toronto, 2015
•  Presenter/Panel: Verbatim Theatre and Black Queer Narratives
•  Performer: Picasso’s Black Canvas, by Antonio Cayonne
Fire & Ink: Cotillion, A Writer’s Festival for GLBT People of African Descent, Austin, 2009
•  Performer: Delta Dandi by Sharon Bridgforth – staged reading

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Playwright
sash & trim
• 
Curtain, UMass, Amherst, 2008
cover
• 
Samuel French One-Act Festival, NYC, 2006
oranges & honey
• 
The New School for Drama, NYC, 2005
Queen Nanny, Queen Nanny
• 
In the Heart of the Beast, Minneapolis, 2002
Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester
• 
National Black Theater Festival, Winston-Salem, 2001
•  Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, 2000
•  Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, 2000
The House That Crack Built
• 
Pillsbury House, Minneapolis, 2000
Where I’m At
• 
Southern, Minneapolis, 1998
Forever Hold Your Piece (with Patrick Scully)
•  Illusion, Minneapolis, 1997
•  Dance Theater Workshop, NYC, 1996
Sweet Sadie
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Dixon Place, NYC, 1997
•  Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, 1997, 1994
•  Out North, Anchorage, 1996
•  Josie’s Cabaret, San Francisco, 1994

Actor
River See
by Sharon Bridgforth, Theatre Offensive, Boston, 2014
… and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi
 
by Marcus Gardley, Curtain, UMass, Amherst, 2009
sash & trim
 
Curtain, UMass, Amherst, 2008
Fools & Lovers
 
adapted by Moonwork, Connelly, NYC 2006
con flama
 
by Sharon Bridgforth, Penumbra, Saint Paul, 2001
Black Nativity
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by Langston Hughes, Penumbra, Saint Paul, 2001, 1999
Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester
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National Black Theater Festival, Winston-Salem, 2001
•  Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, 2000
•  Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, 2000
Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika
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by Tony Kushner, Pillsbury House, Minneapolis, 2001
The Darker Face of the Earth
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by Rita Dove, Guthrie, Minneapolis, 2000
Blues for an Alabama Sky
• 
by Pearl Cleage, Penumbra, Saint Paul, 1999
blood pudding
• 
by Sharon Bridgforth, Frontera@Hyde Park, Austin, 1998
Forever Hold Your Piece
• 
Illusion, Minneapolis, 1997
•  Dance Theater Workshop, NYC, 1996
Sweet Sadie
• 
Dixon Place, NYC, 1997
•  Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, 1997, 1994
•  Out North, Anchorage, 1996
•  Josie’s Cabaret, San Francisco, 1994
Dark Fruit
selected venues include:
•  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 1994
•  Drill Hall Arts, London, 1994
•  Lincoln Center, NYC, 1993
•  Wexner Arts, Columbus, 1993
•  Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, 1993
•  ICA, London, 1993
•  Public Theater, NYC, 1991
Fierce Love: Stories From Black Gay Life
selected venues include:
•  Lincoln Center, NYC, 1994
•  Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, 1994
•  Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, 1994
•  Wexner Arts, Columbus, 1993
•  ICA, London, 1993
•  Drill Hall Arts, London, 1992
•  Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, 1991
•  Dance Theatre Workshop, NYC, 1991

Actor (film)
“Black Is… Black Ain’t”, Marlon Riggs, director (1994)
“Anthem”, Marlon Riggs, director (1991)
“Normal Deviant Behavior”, Adam Chin, director (1990)
“Tongues Untied”, Marlon Riggs, director (1989)

Dancer
Drummers & Dancers of Langa, Morris Johnson, director (1994 to 1997)
Flesh & Spirit, Djola Branner, artistic director (1989 to 1994)
La Petit Croix, Blanche Brown, director (1985 to 1988)

Director/Choreographer
Seriously… What Did You Call Me?
•  by Onawumi Jean Moss, KoFest, Amherst College, Amherst, 2015
oranges & honey
• 
The New School for Drama, NYC 2005
Making Lemonade
• 
by Patrick Scully, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, 2003
Journey/Sanctuary
• 
by Cathy Young, Robert Robinson & Mary Easter, Southern, Minneapolis, 2001
The B-Sides
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by Bianca Pettis, The Garage, Minneapolis, 1998
The Magic of Laughter
  •  by Danielle Daniel, Fringe Festival, Minneapolis, 1997
Esker
• 
by Tim Herwig, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, 1997

Dramaturg
Leaves of Grass – Uncut
•  by Patrick Scully, Dixon Place, NYC 2016
Making Lemonade
• 
by Patrick Scully, Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis, 2003

PUBLICATIONS
Contributing author
Black Gay Genius (Vintage Entity Press, 2015)
Mighty Real: An Anthology of African-American Same Gender Loving Writing
(Effusses/Sangha Publications, 2010)
Voices Rising (RedBone Press, 2007)
In the Life (Redbone Press, 2007)
The Performer’ s Guide to the Collaborative Process (Heinemann, 2001)
Monologues for Actors of Color: Men (Routledge, 2000)
Staging Gay Lives (Westview Press, 1996)
Colored Contradictions (Plume, 1996)
ZYZZYVA (Vol. VIII, No. 3, 1992)

Contributing editor
Evergreen Chronicles (quarterly, Minneapolis, 1995-98)
Bay Guardian (weekly, San Francisco, 1991-94)

Collected plays
sash & trim (RedBone Press, 2013)

Collected poems
lyrics of the last born (Magpie Publications, 1996)

GRANTS
Fellowships
Whiting Foundation, Amherst, 2016
Bush Foundation, Saint Paul, 2000
Performance Artist – McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, 1999
Interdisciplinary Artist – Jerome Foundation, Minneapolis, 1998
Playwright – Jerome Foundation, Minneapolis, 1994

Production
Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester
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Creative Capital, NYC, 2000
•  Philanthrofund, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, 2000
•  Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Saint Paul, 1998
•  Jerome Foundation, Saint Paul, 1998
Forever Hold Your Piece (with Patrick Scully)
•  Many Voices Collaboration Grant, Playwrights’ Center, Minneapolis, 1996

Development
Mighty Real: A Tribute to Sylvester
• 
Faculty Development Grant, Hampshire College, 2008
The House That Crack Built (with Aaron Barnell)
•  Diverse Visions Regional Grant, National Endowment for the Arts, 1996

AWARDS
Out on the Edge, Theater Offensive, Boston, MA  2014
Lamdba Literary Award (finalist), LGBT Drama, Lambda, sash & trim and other plays, 2014
Best Thespian, Lavender Magazine, Minneapolis, 2000
Austin Critic’s Circle (nominee), Best Actor in a Supporting Role, blood pudding, 1998
Bessie Award, Outstanding Performance, Dance Theater Workshop, Fierce Love, 1992

ARCHIVES
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Performing Arts Research Collections
Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library, New York University (coming in 2017)

AFFILIATIONS
Dramatists Guild