Register via EventBrite to hear T. Chester read an excerpt of their essay "Choosing to Stay" at the Roots. Wounds. Words. Storyteller Showcase. The essay will be published in a forthcoming anthology.
T. is performing as Ainslie in Sharai Bohannon's Edmund Fitzwater Does Not have any Answers for You.
The play will be performed live via Zoom on July 23rd and is directed by Teddy Alexis Rodriguez.
Over the last several weeks, T. Chester has collaborated with students from Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts to create the devised production We Make The Future. T. was delighted to be invited back to their former high school to create with this new generation of performers and storytellers.
Check out our trailer below:
T. Chester moderated an engaging conversation with Toshi Reagon, Aja Burrell Wood, and Darius Jones about the influences of Black Feminism on their artistic practices. It was hosted by Sarah Elizabeth Charles as part of the Winter Jazzfest, the complete conversation can be viewed via Facebook.
Tabitha is excited to announce they were awarded an Educator Grant, from the Abolitionist Teaching Network. The grant is awarded to educators who strive to disrupt inequalities and injustice within their schools, communities, or both. Tabitha plans to use this grant to create a theatrical performance for Queer teens in Palm Beach County. Stay tune for more info!!!
As part of the Lit from the Black! Fellowship, Tabitha recently hosted a roundtable of Black Designers in the Bay Area. The panelists were sound designer Elton Bradman, costume designer Regina Y. Evans, scenic designer Celeste Martore and lighting/video designer Kevin Myrick. The full conversation can be found on YouTube.
Tabitha is proud to be apart of the 2020 Lit from the Black! Design and Technical Production Fellowship for Women and Non-Binary folks of African Descent! Mentored and trained by renowned Bay Area Lighting Designer, Stephanie Anne Johnson. Through the fellowship, they work to harness and ignite the power of perception through the art of lighting, sound and visual design.
It is a 7-month journey of training and work experience in design and technical production skills for Online/Digital/Virtual productions, sponsored by the Afro Urban Society.