The Movement Theatre Company creates an artistic social movement by developing and producing new work by artists of color.  Our work engages audiences in a rich theatrical dialogue, enlightens communities to the important issues affecting our world, and empowers artists to celebrate the many sides of their unique voice.

Round 2 of


The works created by our cohort of 15 Black theatre designers are available for viewing!

soft light

Written by Aleshea Harris

Directed by Whitney White

Produced by The Movement Theatre Company


Editing by Tarik Smith & Matthew Russell

Sound Design by Sinan Refik Zafar

Narration by Aleshea Harris


Featuring: Jozben Barrett, Keelay Gipson, Kenard Jackson, Andy Jean, Daniel Alexander Jones, Cheri L. Miller, Ashton Muñiz, Lynn Nottage, Shaina Lynn Simmons, John Sweet, Kara Young


A meditation on the joys and challenges of Black remembrance, soft light captures the easeful gaze of its subjects in a tender expression of reverie and resilience. soft light is part of a digital initiative entitled Resilience, which was inspired by Aleshea Harris’ critically acclaimed play What to Send Up When it Goes Down, directed by Whitney White.


To engage with the other parts of Resilience, visit @loveletterstoblackpeople on Instagram---an online love letter drive where you can view and send messages of love, recognition, and solidarity---and Aleshea's website for a virtual extension of WTSU's purpose, a space where people can honor those lost to anti-black violence, send love letters of hope and affirmation to Black people, and access additional resources related to communal healing and social justice.

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