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.
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.