HOUSE OF DINAH Team: Jerome A. Parker Dec 7, 2016

by Erin

Jerome A. Parker is a Brooklyn based playwright born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx.  His work has been developed through readings and productions at the Public Theater, the Old Vic, the Cherry Lane, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the National Black Theater, BAAD!, Company of Angels, and the Los Angeles Theater Center amongst others.  He's one of the featured playwrights, producers and artistic collaborators for the national theater project "Every28Hours Plays" to combat police brutality and activate communities - spearheaded by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the One-Minute Plays Festival. He'll collaborate with the Kennedy Center, National Black Theatre, Fahari Arts, Perfect Disgrace, and Artists Against Oppression for a national event to take place in October 2016.

Plays include: DIG (Fire this Time Festival); BALLAD OF SAD YOUNG MEN (Company of...

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HOUSE OF DINAH Team: Andrew Russell Dec 7, 2016

by Erin


Andrew Russell is a director, producer, and writer based in Seattle whose work celebrates outsiders and "the other." He is the Producing Artistic Director of Intiman Theatre and in Seattle he has also worked as a writer or director at ACT, The 5th Avenue, ArtsWest, Washington Ensemble Theatre, Cornish College of the Arts, and more. Regionally he has directed with Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Old Globe, Theatre Latte Da and NYC credits include The Public Theatre, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and more. 

Read an interview with Russell here....

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House of Dinah Team: Dani Tirrell Dec 7, 2016

by Erin

Dani Tirrell is a dancer/choreographer and founder and Artistic Director of Dani Tirrell Dance Theater/Color Lines Dance Ensemble.  A teacher as well, he currently teaches Modern, House and Vogue throughout the Seattle area. Audiences may have seen some of Tirrell's extrememly personal dance/theater/film work dealing with themes of black queer identity in Seattle and the USA. 

Watch some of Tirrell's work here. 

Tirrell is currently an On the Boards Programming Ambassador. OtB audiences may have recently seen Tirrell as part of Markeith Wiley's It's Not Too Late.

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HOUSE OF DINAH Team: Randy Ford Dec 7, 2016

by Erin

Choreographer/performer Randy Ford is a Seattle native and a member of the Au Collective. OtB audiences may have recently seen Ford in Markeith Wiley's It's Not Too Late or performing with Au Collective as part of the 2016 NW New Works Festival. Ford studied dance at the University of Washington studying ballet, modern, and jazz, and visited Ghana to study African dance forms Kplanlogo and Pacha. In addition to performing with Au Collective,  Ford works as a Recreation Leader for Seattle Parks and Recreation where he teaches beginning level dance classes at the South Park Community Center. See some...

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HOUSE OF DINAH Team: Stefan Richmond Dec 7, 2016

by Erin

Stefan Richmond is an amazing young performer/theater artist who was born already-bitten with the theater bug. His dedication to and passion for this art form is palpaple onstage. In his own words, "There is no other place where both participants, Audience and Artists, willingly arrive with an eagerness to learn and understand and be understood. It is the catalyst for change."

Stefan Richmond is part of the 2016 Emerging Artists Program at Intiman Theater.
Learn more about Richmond and the Emerging Artists program in this interview at the Intiman website.


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HOUSE OF DINAH Team: Brace Evans Dec 6, 2016

by Erin


Brace Evans is an actor, singer, dancer, and performer who has been seen on stages all over Seattle. You may have seen Evans in his many years singing with the Seattle Men's Chorus, at OtB in Mark Haim's audience-favorite This Land is Your Land, in theater performances at UW or Freehold Theater, and many many other venues. Evans is a familar face in Seattle and OtB is proud to welcome him back to the mainstage. 

 


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HOUSE OF DINAH Team: Kathya Alexander Dec 6, 2016

by Erin



Kathya Alexander is a writer, actor, playwright and teaching artist. Her plays and stories have won awards and been performed all over Seattle. In 2007 Alexander was a Writer-in-Residence at the prestigious Hedgebrook Writer's Retreat for Women; and in 2002 won the Fringe First Award for Black To My Roots at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland for Outstanding New Production.

Learn more about Alexander and experience some of her writing here.



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HOUSE OF DINAH Team: Adé Cônnére Dec 6, 2016

by Erin

 

Adé Cônnére is a wildly talented, well-known artist and performer who is seen and heard all over Seattle. A chanteuse, mesermizing cabaret performer, visual art curator, and much much more, this is the first time Cônnére has graced the OtB stage. Audiences witnessing Cônnére for the first time are receiving a rare gift. 

Prepare your ears with some of Cônnére's tracks on Soundcloud. 

PS - check out a holiday message from Adé Cônnére's alter-ego here. Happy Holidays!

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