Past Projects

Here is our project gallery at a glance. Enjoy!

In the Bedroom: Love & Happiness
In the Bedroom: Love & Happiness

Written by Pharah Jean-Philippe, Directed by Phil John and Starring Okema T. Moore and Marvin Telp

In the Bedroom: Love & Happiness
In the Bedroom: Love & Happiness

Living Room: Before the Reception
Living Room: Before the Reception

In the Bedroom: Love & Happiness
In the Bedroom: Love & Happiness

Written by Pharah Jean-Philippe, Directed by Phil John and Starring Okema T. Moore and Marvin Telp

1/16

In Our Home

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5 Playwrights + 5 Rooms=1 Dynamic Play.  Modern-Day Griot Theatre Company was proud to present In Our Home, our new experimental, interactive theatrical project. Playwrights of color probe the limits of intimacy in one act plays staged in the rooms of an actual Brooklyn home.



Photo Credit: Pharah Jean-Philippe

Performing the Streets:What Happened
Performing the Streets:What Happened

Performing the Streets:What Happened
Performing the Streets:What Happened

Performing the Streets:What Happened
Performing the Streets:What Happened

1/13

Performing the Streets

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Commissioned by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, in collaboration with the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Alliance, we set out to produce work that was showcased in a public setting (Muss Walkway right next to the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott). Our Project was called: What Happened...

Can more than one person tell the same story? What happens when someone describes an incident from his or her past? What if it's a group of "some ones"? Do our perceptions change as their genders change? Does it change with their age or appearance? We wanted to find out what happens when more than one person tell the same story.

 

 

​Photo Credit: Pharah Jean-Philippe and Damiane Quasean Nickles

Spiraling into Place
Spiraling into Place

Written and Performed by Tremane Nicholson

1/7
Anthony Gaskin, Loren Amos and Zook
Anthony Gaskin, Loren Amos and Zook

for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much. Written by Keith Antar Mason, Directed by Pharah Jean-Philippe, Stage Managed by Surayah Davis and Starring: Alexis Francisco, Anthony Gaskins, Loren Amos, Robert Siverls, Zook, David Roberts, Duane Boutte and Michael Alexis Palmer. Dancer: Moe Felican, Choreographer: Jessica Isa Burns, Costume Designer: Ayanna Siverls-Streater

Zook, Duane Boutte & Robert Siverls
Zook, Duane Boutte & Robert Siverls

Cast and Crew of for black boys...
Cast and Crew of for black boys...

Anthony Gaskin, Loren Amos and Zook
Anthony Gaskin, Loren Amos and Zook

for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much. Written by Keith Antar Mason, Directed by Pharah Jean-Philippe, Stage Managed by Surayah Davis and Starring: Alexis Francisco, Anthony Gaskins, Loren Amos, Robert Siverls, Zook, David Roberts, Duane Boutte and Michael Alexis Palmer. Dancer: Moe Felican, Choreographer: Jessica Isa Burns, Costume Designer: Ayanna Siverls-Streater

1/11

Spiraling into Place

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Spiraling into Place chronicled one woman’s journey through her life through intimate storytelling. These were workshop productions of a one-woman show currently in development.

 

 



Photo Credit: Pharah Jean-Philippe



 

for black boys who have considered homicide when the streets were too much

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A powerful choreo-poem/play that depicted the harsh realities of street life, racial and economic injustice, mental slavery, hyper-masculinity and violence as faced by African-American males.


2012 NY IT Award Nominee in 4 Categories!







Photo Credit: Pharah Jean-Philippe

Whitney Greenaway
Whitney Greenaway

Rainmaker
Rainmaker

Whitney Greenaway
Whitney Greenaway

1/18

Lyrics in Motion

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Where Poetry & Dance Collide. Lyrics in Motion is an experimental piece that combined the cadence of rhythm of the written word to the art of interpretative movement.








Photo Credit: Chioniso Connor and Pharah Jean-Philippe