Charlotte Brathwaite

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Charlotte Brathwaite

 

Charlotte Brathwaite’s genre-defying works illuminate the realities and the dreams of the marginalized and center unheard, unseen, and overlooked stories. Dealing with subject matter from the historical past to the present and the distant future, her work brings to light issues of social justice, race, sex, power and the complexities of the human condition. Current projects include Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin created with Meshell Ndegeocello is active September – December 2020 with new content each month via print, video and a toll free hotline; The Future is Present (TFP), a collaborative performance laboratory that amplifies the life-affirming demands of young black and indigenous activists. Future projects include: Omar, an opera composed by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Ables inspired by the life of Omar Ibn Said, and Forgotten Paradise: Grazettes Sun, a feature-length film and traveling installation on historical trauma and the legacy of the transAtlantic slave trade. Awards: Princess Grace, Creative Capital, United States Artist, Map Fund. Associate Professor Theater Arts, MIT. www.charlottebrathwaite.com