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ROUND 2

Alan C. Edwards, Qween Jean, Brittany Bland, Christopher Darbassie, Dominique Fawn Hill, Kameron Neal, Mika Eubanks, Nehprii Amenii, nicHi douglas, Nikiya Mathis, Ramaj Jamar, Taylor Lilly, Teniece Divya Johnson, Teresa L. Williams, Twi McCallum

Curated by Paul Tazewell, Dede Ayite and Stacey Derosier 

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Alan C. Edwards - COPING
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Alan C. Edwards - COPING

Music: Autumn Leaves, with Chet Baker on trumpet Special shoutout to all the healthcare and essential workers, and delivery people. ALAN C. EDWARDS is a lighting designer who had the pleasure of designing plays, musicals, and special events including: Off-broadway: Harry Clarke (The Vineyard) for which he received the Lucille Lortel Award, Kill Move Paradise (National Black Theatre) [Drama Desk nominee], Fires In The Mirror (Signature) [Lortel nominee], The First Noel (Apollo/CTH), American Moor (Red Bull) and Bluebird Memories feat. Common (Audible @ The Minetta Lane Theatre). His regional work includes: Lights Out: Nat King Cole (Geffen, People’s Light), Detroit Red (Arts Emerson), Twisted Melodies (Centerstage Baltimore, Apollo, Mosaic), Henry IV Part 2, Fingersmith (OSF), Penny Candy, Stagger Lee (Dallas Theatre Center), We Are Proud To Present (The Guthrie), Man of La Mancha (Westport Playhouse), Sweeney Todd (CT Rep). On Broadway he was the associate to Jennifer Tipton on The Testament of Mary. Alan is a graduate of Ithaca College and the Yale School of Drama, where he also serves on the lighting faculty. ARTIST WEBSITE: www.alancedwards.com ABOUT 1MOVE: Born out of a need to swiftly respond to the many human rights and social issues continuously affecting our 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: DES19NED BY... is a designer-driven initiative where the designer acts with absolute freedom as the lead artist to create digital content in response to the social and political issues affecting their world, namely anti-Blackness, global uprisings, and COVID-19. Round 2 was co-curated with Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, costume designer Dede Ayite, and lighting designer Stacey Derosier. For more information visit: www.themovementtheatrecompany.org/1move
Qween Jean - QWEEN JEAN'S DREAM
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Qween Jean - QWEEN JEAN'S DREAM

**CW/TW - Footage of violence against Black Trans people Qween Jean’s Dream Written and Narrated by Qween Jean Art Direction: Stacey Derosier Editor: Rodrigo Munoz Audio Editor /Mixing: Matthew Becker Music Editor: Rodrigo Munoz Creative Consultants: Lily Prentice, Gia Love, Tangela Large, & Brent Thomas Whiteside Project Manager: Lily Prentice Art: Chris Muller Producer: Andy Jean Executive Producer: The Movement Theatre Company Curators: Paul Tazewell, Dede Ayite, and Stacey Derosier Music: AShamaluev Music Special Thanks: -James Baldwin -Toni Morrison -Maya Angelou -Marsha P. Johnson -Sylvia Rivera -Miss Major Griffin-Gracy -BTFA Collective -Nina Vartanian -Jessica Posteraro -Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene -Dina Abd El-Aziz -Devario D. Simmons -Aleshea Harris -Donja R. Love -Whitney White QWEEN JEAN is a New York based Stage and Film Costume Designer and Storyteller. She has committed her voice to advocating for marginalized communities; specifically black trans people. Her passion is creating stories for unsung heroes and people who are often overlooked. She feels that they matter, and that their stories are valuable. Her shows include; Our Dear Dead Drug Lord, One in Two, Siblings Play Amen Corner, Rags Parkland, Good Grief , Othello, Wig Out!, Playboy of the West Indies, A Doll’s House and highly acclaimed What to Send Up, When it Goes Down by Aleshea Harris. She is a native of South Florida and began her career at Florida School of the Arts. Andy has earned a degree in Business Communications at the University of North Carolina and Costume Studies at Greensboro College. She has an MFA in Design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. ARTIST WEBSITE: http://andyjean.com Qween Jean has made a donation to Black Trans Femmes in the Arts (BTFA), a collective of Black trans women and non-binary femmes who are dedicated to creating space for Black trans femmes in the arts. To learn more about this organization and offer support follow on Instagram at @btfacollective. ABOUT 1MOVE: Born out of a need to swiftly respond to the many human rights and social issues continuously affecting our 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: DES19NED BY... is a designer-driven initiative where the designer acts with absolute freedom as the lead artist to create digital content in response to the social and political issues affecting their world, namely anti-Blackness, global uprisings, and COVID-19. Round 2 was co-curated with Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, costume designer Dede Ayite, and lighting designer Stacey Derosier. For more information visit: www.themovementtheatrecompany.org/1move
Brittany Bland - INNER LIGHT
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Brittany Bland - INNER LIGHT

BRITTANY BLAND is a storyteller who has dedicated her life to the proliferation of empathy. As a projection designer for the stage, she has designed for theater, dance, and opera. Her work as a video artist often explores the ideas of legacy, memory, and connection. Her recent design credits include Cuttin Up (Classical Theater of Harlem), Rage (Quinnipiac University), Florencia en el Amazonas (Shubert Theater), Alice (Yale University Theater), Black History Museum (Here Arts Center), Twelfth Night (Yale Repertory Theater). Originally from Atlanta GA, she holds a BA in Technical Theater and Production from Catawba College and MFA in Design from the Yale School of Drama. ARTIST WEBPAGE: Bcbmediadesign.com Brittany Bland has made a donation to National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, a healing justice organization committed to transforming mental health for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC). To learn more about this organization and offer support visit www.nqttcn.com ABOUT 1MOVE: Born out of a need to swiftly respond to the many human rights and social issues continuously affecting our 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: DES19NED BY... is a designer-driven initiative where the designer acts with absolute freedom as the lead artist to create digital content in response to the social and political issues affecting their world, namely anti-Blackness, global uprisings, and COVID-19. Round 2 was co-curated with Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, costume designer Dede Ayite, and lighting designer Stacey Derosier. For more information visit: www.themovementtheatrecompany.org/1move
Christopher Darbassie - THE BLACK IMAGINATION
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Christopher Darbassie - THE BLACK IMAGINATION

Created by: Christopher Darbassie Narration by: Ianne Fields Stewart Special Effects by: Stefania Bulberra Music Provided by: Epidemic Sound "Lone Traveler" - Gabriel Lewis "Tomorrow's Rain" - Hushed Special Thanks to: My parents for the tools, support, and care. Dominique for the abundant theories, critiques and care. Friends & colleagues who offered support & advice. Cited Works: In the Middle: of Violence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-MrfT6tl4A Ruth Wilson Gilmore Makes The Case For Abolition on The Intercepted Podcast https://theintercept.com/2020/06/10/ruth-wilson-gilmore-makes-the-case-for-abolition/ To end violence, we must invest in care, not in cops by Jaeden Johnson https://www.galvnews.com/opinion/guest_columns/article_cd24ad58-4ed5-5450-b289-65b54d1c425c.html Thoughts of Liberation by Nataleah Hunter-Young & Sarah Mason-Case https://canadianart.ca/features/thoughts-of-liberation/ Black Feminist Theory of the Dead and Dying by Patricia D. Douglass Frottage by Keguro Macharia CHRISTOPHER DARBASSIE is a Black Queer artist that works to center the complex experiences of Black people in their art. But in an Anti-Black and pandemic energized world, Chris is constantly negotiating the ethical values of art making and consumption in a capitalistic empire. When Black people are dying, is the answer really producing a new play? When art is political but not politic, what more can the arts industry do for Black people, beyond the gilded presentational offerings of “inclusion.” What more can the arts industry do then “see” those catching fire. With a fervor love for creation and collaboration, Chris still chooses to reckon with the consideration that art isn’t the solution. Abolition is. ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.darbassiedesign.com Christopher Darbassie has made a donation to Black Hills Legal Defense Fund, a National Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building the collective power of Indigenous People, communities, and Nations. To learn more about this organization and offer support visit www.bhlegalfund.org ABOUT 1MOVE: Born out of a need to swiftly respond to the many human rights and social issues continuously affecting our 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: DES19NED BY... is a designer-driven initiative where the designer acts with absolute freedom as the lead artist to create digital content in response to the social and political issues affecting their world, namely anti-Blackness, global uprisings, and COVID-19. Round 2 was co-curated with Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, costume designer Dede Ayite, and lighting designer Stacey Derosier. For more information visit: www.themovementtheatrecompany.org/1move
Dominique Fawn Hill - THE REIGN & MS. EDUCATION OF THE BLACK PHOENIX
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Dominique Fawn Hill - THE REIGN & MS. EDUCATION OF THE BLACK PHOENIX

Music credits: "Guarding the Gates" by Lauryn Hill "Streetcar" by Daniel Caesar "Forever" by Labrinth DOMINIQUE FAWN HILL Regional Credits: Where the Mountain Meets the Sea at The Actors Theatre; Hedwig & The Angry Inch at Portland Center Stage; One night in Miami at City Theatre Company; School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre; Pipeline at The City Theatre Company; Julius Caesar at The Asolo Repertory Theatre. Other Design/Assisting Credits: For Colored Girls Have Considered Suicide/ When The Rainbow Is Enuf (Assistant Designer) The Public Theatre, 125th & FreeDOM at The National Black Theatre; A Streetcar Named Desire at The Boston Court Theatre; Beauty and The Beast at The Cumberland County Playhouse; Chicago and Clybourne Park at The Sonoma Summer Theatre; After-love and The Engine of our Ruin at The Chautauqua Theatre Company. She is the 2019 Usitt/USA Prague Quadrennial recipient for Costume Design and holds a MFA, from The University of California, San Diego ARTIST WEBSITE: www.dominiquefhill.com Dominique Fawn Hill has made a donation to The Brotherhood-Sister Sol, whose mission is to provide comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. To learn more about this organization and offer support visit https://brotherhood-sistersol.org ABOUT 1MOVE: Born out of a need to swiftly respond to the many human rights and social issues continuously affecting our 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: DES19NED BY... is a designer-driven initiative where the designer acts with absolute freedom as the lead artist to create digital content in response to the social and political issues affecting their world, namely anti-Blackness, global uprisings, and COVID-19. Round 2 was co-curated with Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, costume designer Dede Ayite, and lighting designer Stacey Derosier. For more information visit: www.themovementtheatrecompany.org/1move