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.
We are proud to announce the launch of
1MOVE: DES19NED BY...
co-curated with Tony Award winner Clint Ramos & Cha See
as part of 1MOVE, a program created to give artists an opportunity to respond to immediate issues in the digital space.
Born out of a need to swiftly respond to the many human rights and social issues continuously affecting their communities, 1MOVE is The Movement’s digital content series dedicated to creating a brave multi-disciplinary space for their artists and communities to create, respond to, and engage with the current issues affecting their world today. 1MOVE launched in January 2017 with INFINITE: In a “Trump America”, which featured musician Corey Wallace, actor/singer Janelle McDermoth, and writer/performer Yadira De La Riva. As the theater world faces the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Movement is relaunching 1MOVE with DES19NED BY… to provide a digital space for designers to create and process. All content will be featured in an online video gallery launching in early June 2020.
Commissioned designers include Ao Li, Chen-Wei Liao, Dina El-Aziz, Edurne Fernandez, Kimie Nishikawa, María Feuereisen, Megumi Katayama, Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene, Omar Madkour, Reza Behjat, Riw Rakkulchon, Rodrigo Muñoz, Stefania Bulbarella, Wenzheng (Wen) Zhang, and Yee Eun Nam.
“While live theater is on pause, theatrical designers are hit especially hard,” stated The Movement’s Producing Artistic Leadership Team in a joint statement. “Unlike playwrights and actors, there are few opportunities for designers to continue their artistic work while the creative field is shut down, so we wanted to find a way to support those who are in the early stages of their careers and may need the most assistance.”
Support for 1MOVE is made possible by the artEquity Artist + Activist Community Fund. To donate to the initiative and continue supporting the extraordinary work of these emerging designers and future artist opportunities, please visit: https://themovementtheatrecompany.givingfuel.com/1movedesignedby