I am extremely proud to be listed amongst the 100 Black LGBTQ Women You Should Know!
Check out the list HERE.
On March 14, 2014
I will be a guest on the jazz focused blog radio show TRADING 4s
hosted by Drs. Jackie Modeste & Wesley J. Watkins (from Jazz and Democracy)!!!
Details sooncome on TRADING 4s
Check out Dr. Wes’s work on Jazz and Democracy
Thanks to ALL who supported River See on USA Projects
we are happy to announce our
NEW COMPANY MANAGER:
ARIELLE JULIA BROWN!
Arielle Julia Brown is a playwright, arts administrator and facilitator currently based in the SF Bay Area. As a facilitator, Arielle has taught and directed performance workshops for adults and youth of all ages throughout the Bay Area with such organizations as, Intersection for the Arts, Destiny Arts Center, Streetside Stories and Guerilla Performance Group at Eastside Arts Alliance and the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. Arielle is the Artistic Director of The Love Balm Project, a Bay Area theatre workshop series and performance that explores the testimonies of local mothers who have lost children to systemic violence. Workshop and performance iterations of The Love Balm Project have been presented at or in partnership with 7Stages Theatre, Theatre of Yugen, The MilkBar, Eastside Arts Alliance, La Peña Cultural Center, San Francisco Playhouse The Triangle Lab (A joint program of Intersection for the Arts and Cal Shakes) and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Arielle is a 2013-2014 SF Playground company playwright. She is a 2014 Artist Investigator in residence at The Triangle Lab. Arielle is a 2013-2014 SF Emerging Arts Professionals Programming Chair. Arielle’s work has been supported by Theatre Bay Area, The Triangle Lab ( supported in part by The James Irvine Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and MetLife Foundation and Theatre Communications Group) and CalHumanities. Arielle’s theatre work is rooted in peacemaking on both local and international levels. Arielle began doing international theatre work at 7Stages theatre in Atlanta, Ga. Arielle is a core member of Theatre Without Borders. Her international theatre experience includes work in Senegal and East Africa. Arielle received her B.A. from Pomona College where she studied Theatre and Africana Studies.
I am really proud that the amazing brilliant scholar/artist Ana-Maurine Lara’s essay on my piece, delta dandi is PUBLISHED in this BIG book!!
Ana’s essay is titled, ‘i think i might be broken’: The Reconstitution of Black Atlantic Bodies and Memories in Sharon Bridgforth’s Delta Dandi.” She incorporated interviews she did with me discussing – how being a queer black artist/changes our sense of time and place, and how queer black artists, in general, play a role in the regeneration of creation.
Diasporic Women’s Writing of the Black Atlantic
(En)Gendering Literature and Performance
Edited by Emilia María Durán-Almarza, Esther Álvarez López
Series: Routledge Research in Atlantic Studies
GET THE BOOK HERE
More about delta dandi HERE.
“Queering the Jazz Aesthetic: An Interview with Sharon Bridgforth and Omi Osun Joni Jones”
by Francesca T. Royster
Is out in the Journal of Popular Music Studies!!
I am really excited to say that I’m working with allgo, in Austin, Texas…
A Reading ,Conversation and Workshop with Sharon Bridgforth
Sunday November 3, 2013
Picture Box Studio 701 Tillery St. Suite A-7 Austin, TX 78702
(down the side walk from allgo office)
Reading and Conversation 6:00-7:00pm
Bridgforth will read from her newest work titled,
Who Dat/Black Mermaid Man Lady.
delta dandi is published in solo black woman performance, Northwestern University Press (11/2013), Eds. E. Patrick Johnson and Ramon Rivera-Servera. Funded in part with a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Writings about delta dandi by scholar/artists Stephanie Batiste and Anita Gonzalez are included in this book, as well as work by Stacey Robinson, Misty DeBerry and many others. ORDER IT HERE.
I proud to say that I will be a guest in
Daniel Alexander Jones’s Flying Solo Class
Monday, 2:30PM 9/23/2013
at Fordham University, NYC
along with Chris Wells.
We will be discussing:
The Personal as Political & the Political as Personal.
Other guests this semester in Professor Jones’s Flying Solo Class are:
Kate Bornstein, Robbie McCauley, Jen Hofer, Pamela Sneed, Dawn Akemi Saito and Stacey Karen Robinson.
I am proud to announce that thanks to support from New Dramatists Creativity Fund, a Mellon Foundation funded program that allows current resident playwrights to explore work and process in creative ways and in the company of chosen collaborators…
I will be working on
The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem
September 16-20, 2013 at New Dramatists (NYC)!!
I have the great fortune and Blessed pleasure of having
Daniel Alexander Jones and Kelly Sloan in the room/in the process/reading and responding and encouraging the development of the piece.
There will be an informal table reading of the work in progress
at New Dramatists
Friday September 20, 2013 3PM
Featuring: Daniel Alexander Jones and Kelly Sloan!!
To RSVP call (212) 757-6960
NOTE: Watch for HoneyPot and Dem in process in Austin, Texas featuring Sonja Parks, Florinda Bryant and Omi Osun Joni L. Jones in November 2013. Details sooncome.
COMING SOON The Adventures of HoneyPot and Dem EP (four track) audio recording!