T. was selected as RWW Nonfiction Fellow for Spring 2022. T. will be workshopping their piece "My name is..."
TJ was one of eight actors selected as part of Hillman Grad Productions second annual Mentorship Lab. The eight-month, tuition-free program funded by Hillman Grad’s CEO and Founder Lena Waithe offers mentees the opportunity to enhance their creative skillset through personalized instruction from industry professionals, creating additional pathways to bring more people from diverse backgrounds into entertainment, both in front of and behind the camera. More info at Hillman Grad Productions.
TJ will be joining the cast of RENEWALS & RETURNS as Atom as part of InterAct for Core Playwrights Weekend. This is a free weekend of virtual readings celebrating the 2020-21 Class of Core Playwrights! Register here: https://ci.ovationtix.com/35072/performance/10905374
RENEWALS & RETURNS by Briyana D. Clarel
Directed by Katrina Shobe
December 18, 2:00 PM EST
After a big move back to their sleepy suburban hometown, a 29-year-old overachieving librarian finds purpose in going above and way beyond to help patrons of their childhood library with problems big and small. Clarel brings their signature wit and insight to this lighthearted comedy, written as a pilot for television.
Learn more about Core Playwrights: https://www.interacttheatre.org/core-playwrights
T. Chester is the recipient of the Black and/or Indigenous Identifying Writers Fellowship at the Sundress Academy for the Arts.
T. will spend 2 weeks at the beginning of 2022 at the Firefly Farm in Knoxville, TN. T. plans to spend their time working on their non-fiction manuscript and playing with baby goats. More info about the residency fellowship and other recipients can be found here.
TJ will use their experience as a theatrical deviser and director to work with selected participants after the workshops to developed their pieces for the short film "Queer Freedom Dreams: Abolition Now." Register here!
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.